So it seems Facebook has gone and made a bunch of changes. Again. And for some reason they’re mightily unpopular and there’s been an instant and almost universal backlash. Again.
Let me just say to all you folk on Twitter and Facebook who are bemoaning the latter’s latest set of changes to the newsfeed, “Bored now!”
If that’s my opinion, you can bet Facebook got there three updates ago.
Oh, you go ahead and re-share that image to voice your displeasure…on Facebook. You’ve done your part for the cause there, and no mistake! The Facebook decision makers will see all of those duplicate images, see the solidarity of the disgruntled user and…
…do sweet Ffff-anny Adams about it. Just like they did when you all HATED the Newsfeed, and when you all HATED the adverts, and when you all HATED the changes to FB Group pages.
Can you imagine Facebook without those things now? No, because you keep using the service and Facebook leaves the changes in place, you get used to it, and eventually you forget why you hated it.
Facebook isn’t a consumer product. It’s an ad-supported service, free at the point of use and as such they care about the advertising dollar, not Joe User’s.
You can reshare that image, complain to your friends and “like” the plethora of New Facebook Sucks pages all you want – you’re still using the service and creating ad impressions for Zuckerberg’s bean counters.
This is just speculation on my part, but I’m willing to bet that Facebook usage actually increases during the period when people are whining about changes, because they do it ON FACEBOOK while going about all their usual business of commenting and posting updates.
Want to send a message to Facebook? Close your account.
You don’t have to delete it, just put it to sleep. Then go sign up to Google+ and send Zuckerberg a message (he has an account) telling him why you’re there.
Nothing will grab Facebook’s attention like a sudden massive spike in inactive accounts. Why? Because it’ll go hand-in-hand with a drop in ad views and click-through rates.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not gonna put the Big Blue out of business, but it might grab their attention long enough to make the user heard.
Facebook aren’t stupid, they “get” social. Hell, they pretty much “are” social. They can see your complaints, and they don’t give a damn.
Mark Zuckerberg is the Borg Queen and you, reader mine, are a drone. But are you going to be Designation 462894 of 750M, or break away from the collective and be a sexy Seven of Nine?
Do it. I double dare ya, +1.
Is this one change too many to Facebook? Will you be closing your account, or are you happy for Facebook to mess you around forever?