Facebook facelift

I’ve seen a number of people complaining about the most recent facelift to Facebook.  Perhaps because I am a software developer by day, I am more sensitive to this kind of thing, but it seems to me that the facelift is an improvement.  And as far what the different feeds mean and what shows up where, I thought that these instructions were pretty clear and helpful.  I wonder how many people took the time to review the Help pages to Facebook when the changes took affect?  While any computer interface should attempt to be intuitive, it seems to me that where there are questions, people should take some initiative and ask for help.

(Of course, if these systems could read our minds, that wouldn’t be good enough either.  Too many people would feel it was a gross invasion of privacy.  You can’t win, I suppose.)

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About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.