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Where you read it first | Monday, June 24, 2024

The Microblog | How do you feel about the new Facebook?

    Since its launch in 2004, Facebook.com has become a social epidemic. People spend hours a day reading wall-to-wall posts, "Facebook stalking" the cute soccer player in Economics 5 and looking through his 1,435 tagged photos.
    Recently, however, Facebook has changed things up a bit and redesigned its interface with the introduction of "Facebook Beta." The most notable difference in this new setup is the combining of the old Facebook's "wall posts" and "mini-feeds" into one section, which has given the typical profile page a fresh look.
    Since its launch, the site's virtual renovation has caused a wave of controversy among users. Some people are adamantly against the switch, spawning groups with titles such as "I Hate the New Facebook" and  "Petition Against the New Facebook."
    Others believe that the current version just takes some getting used to, and that its interface is more organized and user-friendly. In this microblog, the Daily talks to Tufts students to gauge their reactions to the social networking site's changes.

How do you feel about the new Facebook?

"I think the new Facebook is alright. It takes a little while to get used to it, but once you do, it works pretty well."
—Freshman Chris Kudlack

"I don't know if I'm just more accustomed to the old Facebook, but the new Facebook is a little more convoluted."
—Freshman Katie McNally

"I think the new Facebook is better organized and I don't see why people think it's such a big deal. I'm pretty indifferent."
—Freshman Jenna Bjorkman

"I try not to spend too much time on it, but if people have really strong opinions about the new Facebook, then they shouldn't really be on it as much."
—Junior Kalpana Ganti

"I don't really have a problem with the new Facebook. I think it's a little bit more organized. I like when you go to your profile and it has the tabs in front for you to choose."
—Freshman Matt McLean

"I know a lot of people are against it with groups to bring the old Facebook back. But I think the interface is better and it's definitely easier to use."
—Freshman Victor Minden

"I despise the new Facebook. The reorganization makes my head spin."
—Sophomore Danna Solomon

"I think the reorganization was unnecessary, but not particularly bad. I'm getting used to it, but I still miss the old Facebook."
—Senior Mario Saade

"I like the new Facebook, and anyone who complains about it bothers me."
—Freshman Michael Leeper


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