I don’t know if you are on FB or not but yet again they made changes. I don’t like the layout, not to sure about this subscribe “feature” & kind of think this “friends list” is a faulty way to filter…what you like, & I have noticed I am NO longer getting notifications via my mobile app. FB used to be so simple, that’s why I stopped using MYSPACE (simple is better, I thought!)!
“You should see the things you’re most interested in, like status updates from your family and closest friends. Last week, we announced improvements to Friend Lists and a new Subscribe button to help you see more of what you care about, and less of what you don’t.” – Mark Tonkelowitz (I really could have done without this feature, to be honest)
LA Times reports — Google tried to upstage Facebook on Tuesday with news that it was opening its social networking service Google+ to everyone.
But Facebook, which is planning to launch a new media platform and other major developments this week at its annual developers conference in San Francisco, is swiveling back into the spotlight.
As Facebook and Google step up their competition for eyeballs and dollars on the Web, Facebook is rolling out an updated version of News Feed that gives priority to important posts. If you haven’t visited Facebook for a while, you’ll see the top photos and status updates since you last logged in; if you log in several times a day, you’ll see more recent news. The idea is to surface the information that matters most to you.
“Now, News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper,” Mark Tonkelowitz, an engineering manager at Facebook, said in a blog post.
Facebook is also introducing a real-time “ticker” that streams your friends’ most recent activity and encourages you to chat with them about it.
“Ticker shows you the same stuff you were already seeing on Facebook, but it brings your conversations to life by displaying updates instantaneously,” Tonkelowitz wrote.
Quickly delivering the most important updates from friends is the goal. But comments to the blog post about these latest efforts were mixed, ranging from users complaining that the social network doesn’t have the ability to judge what’s important to them to users welcoming the changes.