It happened again: Facebook updating its home feed look and added other functionality. As you can imagine, this sparked yet another rebellion by hundreds of thousands of angry users. But, given the outcome of past rebellions against its updated look and feel, does it pay to even rally? Yes, the TOS rebellion went the users way (at least a little bit), but that has nothing to do with the ease of use of the site.
Here’s something to consider: perhaps Facebook is doing us (and themselves) a favor. They force us to change the way we use the medium. They try out new ways of viewing content on us and we adapt. Maybe instead of feeling jilted at the loss of the status quo, we should be thankful for exercising our media use savviness.
Since it seems the majority of social network users spend the most of our time in Facebook, it makes sense that it becomes a familiar freind. Something we take for granted until it is changed. But wouldnt it make sense for us to embrace these changes, enhancements, as a learning experience? Since some of people use only Facebook, the changes being made could aid in being media savvy, and help when they do venture out into other networks. Not only will they be mentally agile, they’ll also be able to have the expereince of different streams of information and functionalities.