Did you say hate? You are not alone! I found this infographic at PCmag.com while trolling the web looking for data on general feedback to the changes. A random survey of the people I know on Facebook indicated that not many are thrilled with the changes and I was curious to see if this was the wide-spread reaction – apparently resistance to change cuts across culture, race, religion and age!
The fine print does say that this is an estimate based on US users, while 75% of Facebook users are said to be outside the US. It’ll be interesting to see if there are different reaction from different countries – now there is a social science research paper waiting to happen!
Facebook has had a way of persuading us to accept new ways of socializing and sharing and while I have seen many friends use their status update to limit the subscribe options, I know many who are letting things ride. Either from active acceptance or passive laid-backness, I think we are going to learn to live with the ticker and the timeline. Comments?