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Facebook's New Layout Focuses on Real Time Streaming

Do You Like Facebook's New Layout?

Facebook's new face-lift has taken full effect (everyone should see the changes by the end of the day), and I have to say I like it, but not without reservations.

Separating the different updates is fabulous; I like that new photos, albums, and videos are in the margin, while the main feed is status updates. However, the look is so Twittery (the real-time concept, way it looks when you reply to someone) that it doesn't feel like Facebook as much.

I like that Twitter and Facebook serve different purposes (and more importantly, different audiences), and I'm not looking to have one replace the other — which it feels like Facebook is trying to get you to do (especially with the new policy allowing you to publish to unlimited readers) with the new look.

I'm curious to know how you guys feel about it though; certainly, it's cleaner and more organized. And I'm quite curious to know how non-Twitter users feel about it, too, since the interface concepts must be new to you.

Take a vote and let me know why you do or do not like it in the comments!

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midori0e midori0e 8 years
In regards of kh61582 comments: the homepage has real time groups and events feeds if u set it up in your updates settings for groups or pages. Try that.
midori0e midori0e 8 years
I think the new layout is chaos at best and the privacy is an absolute a mess and too much info all at once. Yarrrr! My Facebook homepage layout--
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
first time i'm complaining about facebook layout changes. i don't need facebook to be twitter. i don't even have my accounts linked!
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I just started to appreciate the old layout. This new one is confusing! I think I'll get the hang of it eventually, especially using the friends lists to filter for people I want to see, but I think it's seriously annoying that they made such a major overhaul so quickly.
kh61582 kh61582 8 years
AAARRRGGG!!! I can't stand it! I really like Facebook but the whole status thing is the part that I am the least interested in and this new change makes that the center focus. What about updates on groups and event? I don't even see that anymore.
Antimony Antimony 8 years
a lot of people on my friends list hate it, but i actually like it! I didnt like the previous layout very much. I kind of like how everything is in the center now. i kinda wish there was something else on the left side besides the list options, seems bare when i dont have things panned out. but otherwise I am digging the new look.
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
at first i thought i would be okay with it, but now i just can't seem to get use to it. so no i don't like the new facebook!!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
No, I freaking hate it.
StephManc StephManc 8 years
I was fairly new to Facebook, so it didn't bother me at all to change. I use Twitter, so perhaps because they seem so similar, I like the new look.
inadee inadee 8 years
I don't like it. I agree it is too much like twitter and I feel like I've been forced into using a twitter like programme when I am not that keen on twitter itself. I liked facebook for its own features and if I wanted to do twitter, I'd have started an account there.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i hate it. but i hate twitter too, so i'm not sure i'm the best judge.
lms lms 8 years
I don't like it. I don't need to see what everyone wrote on someone else's wall. I don't like the groups info on the side. I like seeing when a friend has a new friend and that isn't coming across the feed anymore. I also don't like how friends profile pages doesn't show times anymore for certain activities.
superduperfantastic superduperfantastic 8 years
it's funny how when they couldn't BUY twitter, they decided to make theirs look similar, so that more people would use facebook and eventually push twitter out... yeah, not happening.
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
I liked the old layout okay, but I HATE this one. I can't find anything, where are my bookmarks? I wish they would just change it back!
ekena ekena 8 years
BTW, I'm a graphic artist and I think the larger fonts for wall-to-wall messages are ugly and dumb. Why would I want people to read my wall-to-walls w/ other people? I'd rather have my status posts stand out like before.
ekena ekena 8 years
The new layout sucks. I don't care about streaming, real time blah blah whatever. I have Twitter AND Tumblr anyway. Facebook took away the Users' ability to control how our walls look and all sorts of other controls. Facebook sucks as far as I'm concerned.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
teamsugar users know about changes. Either take it or leave it, its not the end of the world.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
i liked the one before it
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
The thing that aggravates me is now you get the million and one notices of who did what to who or who sent an egg to who -- I had 5 notifications of the same person doing the same thing to 5 different people. THAT is annoying.
Elfyn Elfyn 8 years
If I wanted my Facebook to be like Twitter I'd just use Twitter. I still like the original Facebbook layout the best. I would be very happy if they gave us the option to choose our own layout. I hate the new layout, but if I want to use Facebook I'll have to suck it up and get used to it. Doesn't mean I have to like it though... :(
Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 8 years
i hate it! i was JUST starting to get used to the new layout and they change it again! it looks so messy :( i used to love FB and now i barely sign on to it anymore..
Marshmelly411 Marshmelly411 8 years
I completely agree with comment #20. People are such WHINERS when it comes to any type of change, despite if its actually a good change or not. And yes, the point of Twitter is knowing what people do all day. Thats what Twitter is. some people get it, some people don't. lol
Amandaletta Amandaletta 8 years
wtf is the point of twitter? I looked at it and did not at all see the point of people REALLY care that much about what other people do all day?
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
It's going to take me some time to get used to it. So far, I'm not digging it. It's much more confusing and difficult to use.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Don't like it, but then again I just haven't been a big fan of facebook at all, ever. I prefer myspace.
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