Facebook changes have some up in armsFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The popular social media site Facebook is making changes, and many of its 750 million users aren't happy about it.
The popular social media site Facebook is making changes, and many of its 750 million users aren't happy about it.
Facebook is making changes once again, and from a look at many of the posts you've likely seen in the last couple days, many people aren't too happy about the updates. On Tuesday Facebook redesigned its newsfeed. Facebook says it's easier to use with larger photos, a different look to how you see top stories and recent posts, and a live feed ticker giving you information faster than ever. But, the younger generation we talked to didn't seem to have the same outlook on the upgrades.
Caitlin Tierney – Facebook User: "I don't like it, its always changing and it's going to be like creeping made easy I think. It's just too much to get used to, I like the old layout better and every time you get used to it, it's changing again."
And while you'd think it would be college students quicker to adapt to this change, it was an 84 year tech-savvy woman who today put perspective on all of Facebook's changes for us..
Helen Diemert – 84 year-old Tech Savvy Grandma: "You know I do appreciate what it does."
Helen Diemert says they won't stop her from using it to stay connected with family and friends..
Helen Diemert: "I find it easy, it's getting a little easier and I appreciate that."
And before we can get used to the latest changes, Facebook says there are even more coming. We'll have to wait to see what the reaction is on those.
The reason some fight against change - like the changes to Facebook - may all be related to human nature. Social Psychologists say humans are cognitive animals. We like doing the least amount of work and thinking naturally. Doing something different could end up good but it could also end badly, and that concept is what scares us from embracing change.
Clay Routledge – Social Psychologist: “People like the world that they know, I mean it makes them comfortable, and when something changes even the little things like Facebook change, but you know bigger things like political changes as well, it makes us kind of anxious.”