Recently, Facebook has announced its latest change since Timeline – which received controversy at first – but it is now compulsory for all users and has been welcomed by users once they used it. But is this the same for the new News Feed function, or do users have something to worry about?
Facebook has said in the past that changes have been made to different areas of the social network, but they have never really changed the home page or “News Feed” of the site. What Facebook intends to do with the new update is make the updates on the News Feed more precise, shown even more by the update being given the tagline “Goodbye Clutter”.
Some have described the update as making the News Feed like a newspaper. But does this limit the amount of people who will benefit from the change? Will the newspaper – like update mean it will only be helpful to writers, bloggers and journalists?
The answer is likely to be not, as the News Feed aims to be more personal, posting news from people who matter most to you. The “newspaper” will be easy to read, and will contain articles that you want to read, meaning it is perfect for anyone.
As well as that, Facebook aims to create a consistency in its new update. Every mobile app, as well as the site, will all own the same News Feed, another way that Facebook ensures that you will never miss a story.
So the update brings something to look forward to. As Facebook likes to do, it provides a new concept that may seem complex at first, but then becomes an easier aspect of our Facebook lives. But that’s one of the latest changes to Facebook, and one of its updates that would help to attract more users.
Also, the update couldn’t come at a better time. Many users have heard about the statistic that Facebook lost 600,000 users in December last year, preferring the rival social networking site Twitter. So now, with Facebook doing its best to win back users, the update promises to bring a new look to Facebook.
So in the end, I’ve expressed an interest, and enrolled to be one of the first to hear about it. Are you?Author's Google+