facebook: It’s heeeeere!
No going back now, no matter how many protest groups are formed. The new Facebook has arrived and it’s here to stay. I do find it a little odd that they’ve, for the moment, kept the url as http://www.new.facebook.com/, but that’s probably just growing pains.
I’ve seen better site facelifts before, after all I was an AOL member back in the day, and I’ve seen much worse–for the same reason. I remain a pretty casual Facebook user, though I admit to getting hooked on a few games in recent weeks, until I realized that they were all the same game. They all have identical elements, do quests or fight other users to level up, buy more stuff which is required for better paying quests and put your coin in a bank with gouging fees to keep others from stealing it. Also, make sure you invite all your friends to play with you–they aren’t forcing you to do it, but if you don’t then you can only progress so far without more people on your team. At least some of the themes are different: Dragon Wars, Pool Party, Blood Lust, Elven Blood, Skies of Blood and City of… Blood. Well those last 4 are sort of a “family” of games under the same banner, just driving home the point that you’re playing the same game over and over and don’t you have some work or studying to get to?
I’m sure people will get used to the new layout once they realize that they have two options: stay and deal with it, or complain and leave. And they can’t leave because then how else would their friends know what they were up to every few minutes of their day?! And what products they like and who they think is hot and who their top friends are and their favorite tv shows and … so on. 😉