Thursday, September 22, 2011

We Love Our Social Media, So Why Does It Keep Changing?

Here's why:
Facebook's Singular Goal is to be THE Center of the World.
Well, the world wide web. Everything you do on the internet, Facebook wants to be a part of it. That's a tall order, though, for a site better known as a Farmville platform or a myspace 2.0. Then, you have to consider that Google+ is looming overhead, waiting to usurp them all.

That's not all; Facebook also has its face undergoing cosmetic surgery. An entire page is devoted to this update: Timeline, which has a very blog-like, web-page-y feel to it. Many will consider this a radical change and extremely terrifying to some users if even a small switch from "fan" to "like" could upset millions.

For some reason, even though we voted a man into The White House based on his promise for change, social media users do not like change. Every change made on Facebook sparks hundreds of new Facebook group pages devoted to protesting it, and many thousands more who banner their profiles with complaints and disgruntled "Me no like" status updates. Constant change, though, is what resulted in the technology we're now spoiled by and dependent upon.

In the meantime, you will find me on my blog more often. Any changes in format or content is in my (Muwahahahaha) absolute control. That's how I like it. Between Twitter and Blogger, what more could a girl want?

Well, more readers perhaps. And my own nuclear powered island. All that may come . . . in time.

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