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Facebook Introduces a Mobile-Oriented Redesign

Soulskill posted about a year ago | from the something-changed-on-the-internet,-let's-complain dept.

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New submitter PuZZleDucK writes "If you hadn't had enough 'mobile UI' thrust upon you by OS makers, you'll be relieved to know Facebook will be chipping in. The company is redesigning its desktop user interface in a way which 'standardizes the feed across mobile devices and desktop computers, is designed to keep users active and interacting as well as appeal to advertisers.' According to the article, 'Greater emphasis is given to images — which are now much larger. Photos now make up nearly 50% of news feed stories and are now front and center. If you see shades of Instagram — or Google+ — in the new feed, you aren't alone. We see them too. Facebook says it is following trends on where design is headed and it is clear that trend includes big photos and a clean, navigable design.' Enjoy, I'll be over here."

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A link to Diaspora? (1, Troll)

hduff (570443) | about a year ago | (#43115019)

I want less social media, not more choices of time wasting.

Re:A link to Diaspora? (2)

bickerdyke (670000) | about a year ago | (#43115193)

I want interoperability between Social network Providers!

It worked for network providers, it worked for email providers....

Re:A link to Diaspora? (1)

egamma (572162) | about a year ago | (#43115461)

I want interoperability between Social network Providers!

It worked for network providers, it worked for email providers....

And you want all the inherent security advantages that SMTP provides, right?

HELO whitehouse.gov
MAIL FROM:president@whitehouse.gov
RCPT TO:raymabus@navy.mil
From: "Barak Obama"
To: "Ray Mabus" Subject: Attack North Korea
Hey Ray,
I want to make that Nobel Peace Prize committee look like an even bigger bunch of fools. And, I'm tired of the Democrat party being called 'weak' on national security. The North Korean missile threat is the last straw--let's send in the Marines!

Barak Hussein Obama

Re:A link to Diaspora? (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | about a year ago | (#43115597)

Interoperability does not include ignoring all security by design You could, for example, just design it right! :-)

Nothing in your example that can't be fixed:

HELO whitehouse.gov
MAIL FROM:president@whitehouse.gov
RCPT TO:raymabus@navy.mil
From: "Barak Obama"
To: "Ray Mabus" Subject: Attack North Korea
Hey Ray,
I want to make that Nobel Peace Prize committee look like an even bigger bunch of fools. And, I'm tired of the Democrat party being called 'weak' on national security. The North Korean missile threat is the last straw--let's send in the Marines!

Barak Hussein Obama .-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

iEYEARECAAYFAkottIAACgkQXL7B/111phuNhwCg327mKdJs+BKCZY/aqAWR3lCo /t8An1p+2M3M8tQVh1QPsDt10hims6P5

Re:A link to Diaspora? (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a year ago | (#43116523)

I want less social media, not more choices of time wasting.

I hear (though it could be a rumour) that they're thinking of making participation in social networking optional!

no advertising pl0x (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115021)

So you just wanted to advertise that shitty open source site, right?

I block Facebook using my HOST file (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115059)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

Disproof of all apk's statements:
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946043 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040729&cid=40949719 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040697&cid=40949343 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040597&cid=40948659 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40947927 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040425&cid=40946755 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946043 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40942439 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3024445&cid=40942207 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40942031 [slashdot.org]
http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038601&cid=40942085 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040803&cid=40950045 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040867&cid=40950563 [slashdot.org]
http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40950839 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041035&cid=40951899 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041081&cid=40952169 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041091&cid=40952383 [slashdot.org]
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40952991 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40954201 [slashdot.org]
http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042199&cid=40956625 [slashdot.org]
http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897177 [slashdot.org]
http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029589&cid=40894889 [slashdot.org]
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3027333&cid=40886171 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042451&cid=40959497 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042547&cid=40960279 [slashdot.org]
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042669&cid=40962027 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042765&cid=40965091 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042765&cid=40965087 [slashdot.org]
http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967049 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3044971&cid=40972117 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3044971&cid=40972271 [slashdot.org]
http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3045075&cid=40972313 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3045349&cid=40973979 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3046181&cid=40978835 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3046211&cid=40979293 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3050711&cid=41002319 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3118863&cid=41341925 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3131751&cid=41397971 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41429005 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3146511&cid=41469199 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3146549&cid=41469495 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41509255 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3164403&cid=41555261 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832417 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41846971 [slashdot.org]
http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41861263 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228787&cid=41866351 [slashdot.org]
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228683&cid=41866627 [slashdot.org]
http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41866737 [slashdot.org]
http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41868513 [slashdot.org]
http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41868567 [slashdot.org]
http://bsd.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229179&cid=41869275f [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229765&cid=41872927 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3472971&cid=42939773 [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3483339&cid=42972349 [slashdot.org]
http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42981835 [slashdot.org]
http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486901&cid=42988415 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3500483&cid=43026797 [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028205 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3503531&cid=43033535 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3504883&cid=43040365 [slashdot.org]
http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43044767 [slashdot.org]
http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3507727&cid=43048175 [slashdot.org]
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3507873&cid=43049019 [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43051385 [slashdot.org]
http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3509683&cid=43054221 [slashdot.org]
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http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063711 [slashdot.org]
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http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3521669&cid=43094855 [slashdot.org]
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http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522219&cid=43097179 [slashdot.org]
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http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3523181&cid=43103421 [slashdot.org]
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http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3526893&cid=43114659 [slashdot.org]

Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words!

That's the kind of martial arts I practice.

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (1)

gblackwo (1087063) | about a year ago | (#43115145)

This is exactly why we need better mental illness awareness!

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (0)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year ago | (#43115209)

It's hard to tell the difference between mental illness and spam. But given the multiple mentions of a notorious malware masquerading as a virus checker in there, I'll come down on the side of spam for this one. The links to other copies of the same post at the bottom seem to to be naive attempts to make a link farm. Naive because links within the same domain won't count for page rank.

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (1)

sFurbo (1361249) | about a year ago | (#43116171)

I think slashdot have a nofollow tag set, so even links to other domains won't count for page rank.

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43116855)

No, the other posts are linked in a parody of APK's tendency to quote himself, numbnuts.

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (1)

JeanCroix (99825) | about a year ago | (#43115215)

If you're familiar with APK, the post itself is a pretty damn funny parody. Or it was the first time I saw it. Posting it to every single news story seems to be crossing the line from parody to emulation...

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115337)

>implying it's not apk posting it

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year ago | (#43117433)

If you're familiar with things like that, your threshold is probably set too low.

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115361)

The thirteenth link is broken. Please fix it.

Re:I block Facebook using my HOST file (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43116607)

could not replicate. wontfix.

Please ignore (4, Funny)

sproketboy (608031) | about a year ago | (#43115063)

Please if we all ignore Facebook maybe it will just go away. Wishful thinking....

Re:Please ignore (1)

s.petry (762400) | about a year ago | (#43117777)

The re-design is probably due to a dramatic drop in use. The fad wore off on many, and people have been learning where the data and tracking is going. It's good that they are ignorant as to "why" people have not been using their service. Let them pee away all of their cash trying to get people back to the service.

That said, just like MS keeps pumping money in to Bing, DARPA and other government agencies will continue to fund Facebook until well after it's usefulness has worn out.

Diaspora (4, Funny)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year ago | (#43115071)

DIaspora is fine if you want to connect up with all your OSS, Linux, neck beard friends. Since few of my friends are like that, I'll stick with Facebook.

Re: Diaspora (4, Informative)

Brucelet (1857158) | about a year ago | (#43115199)

Then what are you doing on slashdot?

Re: Diaspora (1, Troll)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year ago | (#43115849)

I came here 15 years ago. A time when Slashdot was a good news source. When Microsoft was the object of hate. And Apple, as an underdog with a Unix OS was generally liked. A time when Google did no evil. A different time.

I was never an OSS, Linux neck beard type. But the Slashdot hive-mind used to be more in tune with my own. Slashdot changed as the editing became worse, and new bees came along with different Goliaths to throw stones at.

But I quite like a good argument, so I'm still happy to be here.

Re: Diaspora (2)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about a year ago | (#43115921)

If you want a complete, far-leftist version of Slashdot, give Kuro5hin a try.

Or just stay here and wait about 6 more months.

Re: Diaspora (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43116403)

kuro5hin is a pile of shit, not in anyway comparable to slashdot. which makes you a moron for suggesting it.

Re: Diaspora (2)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43116449)

I would say there have been two great migrations and both have affected slashdot negatively. I believe Fark users found slashdot perhaps 10 years ago, and 4 chan raiders came 5 years later. Smaller groups probably came in from Engadget or gizmodo. Gadget nerds for sure, but their knowledgeable like that of a salesman: the bigger number is always better. Easily confused by questions like "is the 4s a 4g device?".

These two populations have dispersed again and gone elsewhere but some have stayed and mixed with the declining population of original slashdot nerds.

Slashdot in its early days had comments from readers that were experts in their fields. I remember many times not having a clue as I read posts about logic gates on obscure microprocessors or assembly language or how some capacitor/transistor/doohicky on some board affected some given output.

As the populations mixed we are left with a userbase that prizes the +5 funny above all and the informative and interesting posts often contain profanity. The community cares more for memes and tired jokes than discussing and learning.

Occasionally the "expert" slashdotter type resurfaces. The current user base refers to them as neckbeards. In much the same way that the characters in Idiocracy would describe the main character as "talking like a fag".

I'm only here out of habit.

Captcha: sadden

Re: Diaspora (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43125085)

CBF having this recorded under my name, because I'm a bit drunk.
But there are still a bunch of good comments here. I'm not a computer geek, but I am an engineer geek that has worked numerous years on Airbus airliner structure. Sometimes I chip in on related stories, but they are few and far between, and with my expertise I'm hesitant to talk shit. Don't give up, I swear that sometime ago I saw a lot more shit on /.

Re: Diaspora (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43116957)

> But I quite like a good argument

Oh, I'm sorry, this is abuse. You want 12A, next door. You stupid git.

Re: Diaspora (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43118081)

I came here 15 years ago. A time when Slashdot was a good news source. When Microsoft was the object of hate. And Apple, as an underdog with a Unix OS was generally liked. A time when Google did no evil. A different time.

Been here since 98 and you sound like a fucking idiot.

Re:Diaspora (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115213)

We knew this post was a lie when you said you had friends.

Re:Diaspora (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115235)

Huh...so marketers for Apple will automatically extend their contract to market for Facebook now. I guess that's part of Apple's deal with Facebook.

I learn something every day....

Re:Diaspora (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115537)

Enjoy, I'll be over here.

Have fun by yourself.

honestly adverts and HTML... comments... (1)

johnjones (14274) | about a year ago | (#43115183)

seriously start tracking things rather than trying to guess

start tracking conversions i.e. when a offer or advert is placed how many people click through and how many order...
this is why google does so well

stop pushing lots and lots of display adverts they simply turn people off

I'm fine with facebook I know they will track me but give more power to the advertisers and reduce the adverts in the "news feed"

as long as they honer Do not track for all browsers except Internet Explorer I'm fine with them

also please sort out your mobile site so its exactly the same as the app version...

my 2c

John Jones

no adverts in their demo (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115257)

Funny how their example feed doesnt include any 'sponsored posts'

Sharing text is not caring text (1)

Dachannien (617929) | about a year ago | (#43115417)

Photos now make up nearly 50% of news feed stories and are now front and center.

That's because Facebook doesn't let you share text-only status updates. Most of the crap on my Facebook feed would undoubtedly be just text (because it's easier than finding an image and captioning it) if they let you share text, but instead, it's about a hundred times as annoying.

Re:Sharing text is not caring text (1)

Tridus (79566) | about a year ago | (#43115451)

... what? Yes it does. I do it all the time.

Re:Sharing text is not caring text (2)

Col. Klink (retired) (11632) | about a year ago | (#43115607)

Look at someone's text-only status updates. See the options at the bottom: "Like - Comment". Compare that to the options at the bottom of a photo: "Like - Comment - Share".

You can't "Share" someone else's text-only status update. You can post your own status updates as text only, and that is a form of sharing, but that's not what's being talked about.

That's not Facebook... (1)

denzacar (181829) | about a year ago | (#43118781)

That's your friends setting their sharing preferences to "Friends".

Text-only posts set to "Public" have the "Share" option.

Facebook "innovation" continues (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43115421)

That Facebook newsfeed about page looks remarkably like the Apple web site, down to copying the color scheme. Has Zuckerberg ever had an original idea?

innovation doesn't matter (1)

CaptainNerdCave (982411) | about a year ago | (#43115885)

I'm not joking. The trick seems to be finding a way to improve your odds in the numbers game of marketing. Usually, it's by finding a way to get mentioned at the water cooler. It doesn't matter that if product you sell is indistinguishable from any of the competitors, what matters is that they remember yours.

Look what Jobs did with the Macbook line, even just the "Think different." tagline. Dodge seemed to have a winner with the "Hi." campaign. AFLAC's duck is a great way to help remember them. Volkswagen's "Das Auto" was pretty great. Wendy's "Where's the beef?" lady will probably never be forgotten.

Re:innovation doesn't matter (1)

pnutjam (523990) | about a year ago | (#43118051)

Nobody who has dated me, or even caught a glimpse in the locker room will ever forget "Home of the Whopper".

Design trends (2)

Tridus (79566) | about a year ago | (#43115481)

Those designers sure are trendy people. They've all hopped aboard the same bandwagon and all follow the same trend, even in cases where it doesn't actually work that well (see: the Metro version of IE 10 where for certain errors the commands to actually diagnose what's wrong are just plain missing and the errors unfixable without switching to the desktop version).

It's almost like the fashion industry at this point. I can't wait to see what they decide the new trend is in 5 years. Maybe everything will need to be orange.

Zuckerberg is along for the ride (1)

u64 (1450711) | about a year ago | (#43115561)

The advertisers basically calls the shots on Facebook. I think there's a gradual cashing out going on, and the beginning of FB has already begun. Not that i'm complaining.

Re:Zuckerberg is along for the ride (1)

Elbereth (58257) | about a year ago | (#43115647)

the beginning of FB has already begun. Not that i'm complaining.

Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you, the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Let us punish the guilty. Let us reward the innocent. My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of grave robbers from outer space?

Re:Zuckerberg is along for the ride (1)

TimHunter (174406) | about a year ago | (#43116291)

You know, it's an interesting thing when you consider... the Earth people, who can think, are so frightened by those who cannot: the dead.

Forcing (2)

Mike Frett (2811077) | about a year ago | (#43115645)

I don't mind cleaner, speedier websites with less clutter. But when the day comes where I am forced to use a Phone, rather than a Desktop Computer, that'll be my divorce from the Internet. The Internet was suppose to be open and accessible to everyone who wanted to visit it, pushing things to the point where only certain people can access it is wrong. And when, not if, that days comes; it will be a disaster and a setback to advancement and openness.

northern-hemisphere-centrism? (2)

cmyr (695003) | about a year ago | (#43115989)

I'm in Zambia right now, and while very few people own a traditional computer (or a tablet, for that matter) android based phones are becoming ubiquitous, and 3g is accessible and relatively affordable. The number one thing people use their smartphones for is Facebook.

Re:northern-hemisphere-centrism? (1)

PuZZleDucK (2478702) | about a year ago | (#43164713)

northern-hemisphere-centrism huh? ... What about us Australians :p haha, but seriously I know more people with 'droids than with pc's too.

Just what I wanted! (1)

TechieRefugee (2105386) | about a year ago | (#43116167)

More pictures of post-teenage angst, unfunny cat pictures, and no-talent someecards and instagram! Thank you, facebook! Thank you for fueling the mass intelligence massacre of the second decade of the 21st century!

Re:Just what I wanted! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43117595)

Sounds like you need better friends. Or... by your comment... you are right at home.

If this follows past Facebook redesigns... (4, Insightful)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about a year ago | (#43116919)

They will simultaneously change the structure of the privacy settings, and of course opt you in to everything automatically. So, if you're a Facebook user, be sure to check your privacy settings after you see the update on your feed.

Also, their mobile app (likely intentionally) gives you less ability to always hide things - particularly sponsored stories from particular advertisers - from your feed. I'm guessing this will be the new normal on the desktop too.

Bottom line: Like everyone that came before, Facebook has no idea how to turn social media into a sustainably profitable business. They're basically making all the moves MySpace made 5 or so years ago - moves that pretty much killed MySpace. I expect a new iteration from a competitor will pop up in the next couple of years; people will flee the now ad-infested Facebook; and another identical cycle will begin with that new company. Not that the founders will care; they'll get rich selling to the investors (who will, once again, belatedly learn the new company doesn't have any more of a business model than MySpace and Facebook had).

Re:If this follows past Facebook redesigns... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43121211)

It's so fashionable to compare Facebook to MySpace but most of those comparisons, like yours, lack any real details. What killed MySpace was that something substantially better came along and most people jumped ship. Simple as that. MySpace may have tried to change things up late in the game, but it wasn't enough to save them. Giving the keys to Rupert Murdoch only threw more dirt on the coffin.

From the #1 follower... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43118463)

" Facebook says it is following trends on where design is headed and it is clear that trend includes big photos and a clean, navigable design."


Facecrook is following now?? I thought they would lead... oh wait!

link back to facebook for backwards compatability (1)

roc97007 (608802) | about a year ago | (#43118565)

I currently keep my photos on a separate, privately run website, (the developer/owner of which I know personally) and occasionally link my account back to my facebook account so that friends and family who are still using facebook can still stay in the loop. It seems like one could do the same for Diaspora. (Plus an invitation to migrate.)

Facebook is getting to be a mashup of email hoaxes and questionable applications anyway. Maybe it's time to drop it. If they're getting set to adopt the Windows 8 "one interface on every type of device" mindframe, it's way past time.

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