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Posted on Sunday 5 April 2009 at 9:37 pm

Facebook Is Weirding Me Out


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All you Facebook users, you know the redesign with the lovely righthand "Highlights" column? For the past several hours, despite changes in the rest of the info on my homepage over there, the top item in that column has been "Justin is single." I don't know why, but I find it oddly creepy that Facebook is determined that I need to know that my almost-19-year-old first cousin is available.

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mrstater at 2:08 am on 06 April 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I've got some code in Firefox to hide everything from the Highlights column. It makes the new design actually quite nice.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:15 am on 06 April 2009 (UTC) (Link)
The problem with that for me would be that requests, people you may know, and events are all in that column. I use requests frequently, sometimes find friends in the people you may know, and get birthday reminders from the events (which is now buried so far down below highlights as to be almost useless anyway). I hate the clutter of the overall layout and hate the highlights sections specifically, but I need the rest of the info that is in that column.
Jules
littlepixiechic at 2:37 am on 07 April 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I just generally hate the new redesign. But then, I'm resistant to change in my Internet stuff.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:00 pm on 07 April 2009 (UTC) (Link)
There are elements of it where I see what they were trying to do, but they failed for a number of reasons. If they at all listen to feedback and make a few changes, it could be a better layout than the previous one. I doubt they'll listen enough or make enough changes, though. Better get used to it, I guess.


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