Users are still buzzing angrily about Facebook’s recent homepage redesign. The latest installment of this social media drama is an email Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent to his employees stating that “the most disruptive companies don’t listen to their customers.” This is in addition to a popular application that has polled users on the redesign, with over 90% voting in disapproval. The firestorm simply doesn’t subside for Mark Zuckerberg and company.
When a vote was conducted about the new design of Facebook, here is how people voted about the new design:
And now after hell lot of criticism about the new design, Facebook seems to wake up all of a sudden and respond… From the latest blog post in Facebook, new improvements are on its way:
Here are the top four things Facebook has been hearing from all of the people putting in feedback about the changes, and the areas where Facebook is focusing on improvements immediately and over the next several weeks.
Add more control and relevance in the stream:
One of the great parts of Facebook is the ability to share and consume different types of content, such as photos, videos and notes, all in one place. We’ve heard from you that you want even more variety and control in your stream, and for it to update automatically. Some specific improvements we’re making are:
Live updating: One of the most common requests is the ability to see your stream update automatically. We will be adding the ability to turn on auto updating in the near future so you no longer need to refresh the page.
Photo tags: In order to surface more photos you might like to see, we’ll be adding photos tagged of your friends to the stream. This will happen in the coming weeks.
More choices for applications: We’ve heard feedback that there is a lot of application content appearing in the stream. We will be giving you tools to control and reduce application content that your friends share into your stream.
See more Highlights: Highlights will update more frequently and will show you more content throughout the day to mirror more closely the content that the earlier News Feed provided.
Easier way to create a Friends List filter: From the filters on the left, you will be able to create a new list of friends with which to filter the stream.
So far there are 4,970 others who liked the new changes like this. Well if you think this is OK and this is what you wanted to change in Facebook that’s good news for you…. Comment on here and let Facebook know if you’re a happy chapper!
Interestingly, tonight’s post didn’t come from Mark Zuckerberg, as has been the case with past “apology” notes. Instead, it comes from Christopher Cox, “Director of Product.”