All Web 2.0 Features Aren't Always Good For Social Media


Matthew Peschong from Caffeine Marketing takes a long look at the recent Facebook mess that introduced a "feature" that would update everyone via rss feeds of, among other things, changes to member's profile pages. A petition and several backlash groups have started to protest FaceBook's move and Peschong says Facebook had better listen up.

by Steve Hall    Sep- 7-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Online   

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You wrote my last name right the first time. Then "Pesching" the second. Haha, I'm not from Asia! Just Kidding!

It's French, but almost impossible to spell.

Thanks For Posting My Thoughts! I appreciate it Adrants!

Posted by: Matthew Peschong on September 7, 2006 2:07 PM

Facebook is following in Frienster's "who's viewed my profile" footsteps in a misguided effort to out-feature MySpace.

Posted by: Mary on September 7, 2006 2:08 PM

While I, personally, find the new changes quite invasive and feel that it ruined what once was a very nice, clean UI, Mark Zuckerberg is no spring chicken; I'm sure he has a clear vision in mind. While I can't say for certain he expected this much backlash from the community, he understands resistance to change and disclaimed it in the Facebook blog prior to the changes:

"A lot has changed, and we're not done improving the site yet. We have a bunch of good things coming out soon, so we wanted to give you a heads up. When we've made changes in the past, a lot of people have gotten upset and emailed in asking us to change the site back. Change can be disorienting, but we do it because we're sure it makes the site better. It may have felt different at first, but things like photos, events, groups and the wall have all made Facebook a more useful and interesting site."

And he IS listening. Just check out his latest blog entry.

While I think some of the features are cool and agree with Mark that it's more or less all information you could see about your friends before, I think there is a happy medium somewhere that was surpassed.

Just my 2 cents.


Posted by: Victor Nguyen-Long on September 7, 2006 3:14 PM

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