Everybody Hates the New Facebook News Feed and Live Ticker
By on September 21st, 2011

People are annoyed with Facebook, and are trying to run away from social networking. All thanks to the Facebook’s news feed revamp, which has left users not just annoyed, but also confused and clueless. When I logged in to Facebook today, I saw a boatload of friends posting and commenting, Hate the new design”, “dislike news feed”, “complicated”, “Facebook gets shitter” and more such messages.

Hate the New Facebook News Feed

Facebook rolled out some major changes  to the news feed, which breaks it down into two columns – top stories and recent posts, and also included a new ticker-like column with live updates from friends on the right-had side of the page. These changes come only one week after  Facebook announced improved friend list capabilities.

Certainly these changes could have served as improvementsto the social network only if Facebook had made it simple and easy to understand. The changes have drawn a lot of complaints as users on Facebook are creating pages and communities to express their annoyance, with most of the complaints pertaining to “confusion” and messy.

Hate New Facebook News Feed

Facebook has implemented the new Ticker, which basically emulates Twitter’s real-time messages and updates. Earlier in August, Facebook was testing this feature, and rolled it out to an increasing number of users. However, the feedback that Facebook got was negative, but looks like it hasn’t taken it seriously, and has gone ahead to make it available to all users. Nevertheless, you can hide the ticker or the sidebar by simply clicking the arrow button on the bottom-right corner of the page.

Hate the Facebook Ticker

The other feature that came along was the Lists, inspired from Google+ Circles, which lets you organize your friends into groups like Family, Colleagues, Close Friends, and so on. It is also planning to roll out the Subscribebutton, similar to Twitter, which will allow you to -

  • Choose what you see from people in News Feed
  • Hear from people, even if you’re not friends
  • Let people hear from you, even if you’re not friends

From the above new features, it looks like Facebook  is trying to integrate features from other networking sites. This however isn’t really a good step taken by Facebook, but rather an unwantedone. Users are already annoyed with the new features, and finding ways to disable it or get back to old Facebook news feed.

A trick that allowed users to get back the old news feed was by changing the preferred language to English (UK). However, a fix is being rolled out by Facebook and this trick is not working anymore. Although Facebook users are annoyed about the new features, it still continues to grow, with over 750 million users and counting. Recently, Facebook crossed the 1 trillion page views mark, making it the first ever website to cross the milestone.

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Author: Joel Fernandes Google Profile for Joel Fernandes
Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1446192487 Blake Testa

    I HATE THE TIME LINE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001302708073 Gloria Mallorca Von Kremer

    I COMPLETELY DISLIKE THIS NEW VERSION OF TIMELINE WHO IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS? IS IT A SABOTAGE FROM SOMEONE INSIDE FACEBOOK TO DESTROY THE TRILLION USERS OF IT? IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE A DEMOCACTI SOCIETY WHAT HAPEN? THIS IS A DICTATORSHIP IMPOSING ON US ALL THE WAY ADN THEIR WAY WITH NO REVERSE! I DID IT JUST TO SEE WHAT WAS IT AND I THOUGHT I COULD RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL OLD FASHON FACEBOOK BUT NO! COME ON AMERICA WE CAN VOTE FRO ANY CANDIDATE WE CHOOSE WHY FACEBOOK IS OUT OF NORMAL REGULATIONS? GET THIS SOON BACK TO NORMAL! OR YOU WILL LOOSE MANY ADVERTISMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD WAS FACEBOOK SOLD TO IRAN OR CHINA? OR VENEZUELA? VERY SOON FACEBOOK WILL BECOME ABSOLETE! YOU ARE OFFFERING ARCHIVES AND IT IS GOOD BUT THE LAYOUT THE DESIGN IS TERRIBLY! FACEBOOK WILL GET TRILLION OF DOLLARS OF LAWSUITS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=820275313 Crappy Khan

    I do not remember when and why I clicked which button. I was sleepy when I did that. I am trying hard and fast to get rid of these junks. more time spent on privacy settings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1149189402 Leila Edang

    how could I remove the timeline? I don’t like it anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000621687699 Robert Tiedemann

    HATE THIS TIME LINE CRAP! I just wanted to check it out. I did not know you could not reverse it! That’s so much crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001007241778 Jared Shapiro

    imm miserable with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001256812999 Jennifer Obera Diaz

    Is it the time to hate facebook because of this timeline apps? you better change it back to the old one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000459543994 Lorine Baker

    sorry, I do not l ike timeline….i should not of tryed…this taught me a lesson….not to to across the border line….the borderline equals to time line…fire will start with many people…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001007241778 Jared Shapiro

    Like this if u agree that facebook is no good like this and it should change back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=561820302 Leonie Darbyshire

    Timelineso bad! its cluttered with advertisements! and I wouldn’t recommend timeline to anyone, I hate it, change it back!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537095840 Seeme Abid

    I hate time line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000646868762 Julia Gardipee

    Does anybody know how to get this stupid timeline off of my page? how do you get rid of it I want my old facebook back now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326558779 Johannes Bhuda

    Please get me out of this mud, I am stuck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190222053 Venkatesh Ramasamy

    I like the Cover Photo option. Timelines are helpful to add posts on past too which was not possible before. Fb innovates..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1655566339 Anuradha Nirmal Dissanayake

    Facebook was user friendly at the start, that was one thing people loved it, we like user friendly stuff, phones etc. however fb kept changing its apps time to time, I don’t know if they think its innovative to change yes true… but not to complicate too much, people use fb since they have no option, but in case another similar site comes up…. sure fb will loose its attention, and people will switch…. Its good if FB team can re consider this time line app. it doesn’t give good taste to the eyes and mind…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1655566339 Anuradha Nirmal Dissanayake

    In a world most of the products & services are customized, tailor made to suit the taste of the people, we always try to match customer expectation unless we are not interested what people want, we make what we like…. going back to product oriented era when Ford invented its cars…. Mr. Mark Zuckerberg over to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000263772227 Allen Leitermann

    I hate time line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1068686783 MoNa A.K

    I HATE THE TIMELINE! I WANT THE OLD FB BACK :S.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001596861392 Sobia Shadyy

    I hate the timeline. It’s so ugly.._. How do I get rid of it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522305149 Kelly Marie Risner

    I hate time line!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000584432807 Erika Avila

    I should’ve known that timeline cannot be deleted in any way! It sucks!
    It’s like a nightmare whenever I see it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000298397199 Mj del Valle

      i want to remove timeline as well.its annoying

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000047533360 Francis Kent

      hahaha mao na

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160164218 Leni Bjerg

    Hate hate hate hate hate this…. seriously thinking of leaving FB. I get so many spammy updates….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=653709313 Tina Tong

    hate timeline… hate it hate it hate it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1406515301 Jacqueline Wu

      AGREE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002793096613 Olga Tverdov

    TIMELINE must gone! period

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000445482524 Andrea McStravock

    fuckin hate the new timeline al be goin back to bebo.

 
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