Users not happy with new Facebook changes

Facebook is not batter then Google+ and many people is leave Facebook and join Google+ . Google+ is easily then Facebook to use page that way many people leave Facebook and join Google+  and one big problem is , The Facebook has made big changes to users' pages, and people are responding in droves with their metaphorical " dislike " buttons .

News Feeds were popping with not-so-gentle complaints Wednesday as many of the social-networking behemoth's 750 million users began seeing the overhaul .

" This is absolutely the worst of the many wrong-headed ' improvements ' you have made, and that 's quite a feat , " a user named Franklin Habit wrote on the site's official Facebook page . " I think Facebook's usefulness to me has now been outstripped by its lack of ease in use." Others were more succinct . " This sucks , " wrote user Brandon Howell . " That is all . " To be fair, griping about Facebook changes is a time-honored hallmark of the site . Change is hard for some people , and users grumble every time Facebook revamps their pages .

Instead of defaulting to your friends' most recent posts , the News Feed (which people hated when it was introduced) is now topped in many cases by what Facebook calls " Top Stories " for you . It uses an algorithm that combines such factors as which friends you interact with most and which friends' posts have the most comments and " likes " on them.That algorithm , of course , was in its infancy on Wednesday , leading many users to say the top stories that Facebook suggested were random, at best.

" The ' top stories ' needs to be gotten rid of , " wrote user Kristy Montaney. " They're out of context and I want to check my News Feed from most recent to oldest , none of this ' top stories ' stuff . " In a post on The Facebook Blog, developer Mark Tonkelowitz said the idea is to help people who may not log in to the site all the time find the best content , not just the newest .

" Now , News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper , " he wrote . " You won't have to worry about missing important stuff . All your news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top . " If you check Facebook more frequently , he said , you'll see newer stories at the top of your feed . The other most glaring change Wednesday was a new , scrolling rail on the right side of the home page . Facebook calls it the Ticker . We're partial to " The ADD Bar , " because the feature seems pitched to our attention-deficit lifestyles with its rapidly streaming nuggets of friends' activity .  If a friend " likes " an update , comments on a post or subscribes to a page , it now pops up in the -- OK , we'll say it -- somewhat Twitter-like timeline .

Haters were calling it distracting . But Tonkelowitz believes the Ticker plugs the gap in the time lag the News Feed sometimes experiences , letting users have more real-time interactions .One apparent quirk of the Ticker is that when a friend interacts with a nonfriend (say, likes the status update of someone you're not friends with) , clicking on that activity will show the original post  . Tonkelowitz's blog post said the Ticker " shows you the same stuff you were already seeing on Facebook . "

 " If you can't see a post because of its privacy settings , it won't show up to you anywhere on Facebook , including in your News Feed or in [the] ticker . " he said . " Commenting or liking a post doesn't change its privacy settings . "

In the history of Facebook changes, the pattern has typically been that users complain loudly at first and threaten to leave the site but then eventually learn to live with , if not like , the new approach .

This time may be somewhat more interesting in that it's the first major Facebook overhaul since Google rolled out its rival social networking site, Google+ .

Many of the anti-change posts Wednesday were coupled with threats to defect to Google+ if things aren't changed back .

And interestingly -- and , we have to assume, coincidentally -- the Facebook overhaul was announced on the same day that Google+, previously an invite-only affair , was opened to the public .

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