Facebook has been lit up with user complaints about the recent Newsfeed changes and the Ticker added to the site. For better or worse, people just don’t like change. Pretty much the mantra has been, “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.”
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears that Facebook isn’t quite done with the latest bout of changes to the platform. A new music service is set to be announced today, along with other items listed by Allfacebook.com:
- Posts can now be up to 5,000 characters, a welcome change for the rambling and verbose!
- You can no longer send a message along with a friend request.
- Part or all of the navigation bar can remain locked in position when you scroll down the page.
- You can create bookmarks, labeled favorites. These will appear in the left-hand column.
- Birthday reminders appear in the upper right side well-wishes now show up as notifications on the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, near where you see poke notifications.
- Friend lists that existed before the new smart list prompts have an entirely new management interface.
- The poke button has become a link tucked into a pull-down to the right of the add friend button.
- A thumbnail image of the user, and his or her name, appears int the right corner of the top blue navigation bar; when one surfs the site using a page alias, the name and main image appears in the same place.
For those of you that don’t know, the F8 developer conference is in full swing, and there could be even more new feature announcements made by Facebook. We’ll keep you posted….