I think Facebook has come quite a far way in the last decade. While many changes have and will continue to be made, the concept has always remained aligned with the same simple mission. For old friends and new to connect, network and build lasting relationships with the people in or near their lives.
There’s always going to be a few things that bug me – but, those things usually change to my liking eventually. Right now, the thing I really don’t like is the fact that people can see when the last time I signed on was – it’s just not something I want every person on my Friends list to know all the time. You know, the “randoms”. Why should it matter to them if the last time I signed on was five minutes or even five days ago?
Anyhow, the platform itself has always tried to be a step ahead of the times, which isn’t easy in this day and age.
The engineers seem to always be paying attention to what the people want – and the changes that are made tend to benefit more than they hinder. The most recent change is by far my favorite: “Reactions”. We can now (finally) Like, Love, Laugh, Express Awe, Show Grief and even Anger.
While there are months upon end that I can’t stand to scroll the “Home” feed, I still sign on to “check my Facebook”.
The private message ability, free photo storage/sharing and a quick glance at the Trending report can all be done in the same moment all right there on the same Home Feed page. Doesn’t get more convenient than that. Facebook is in it for the long haul. It’s never too late to sign up – just remember to keep your privacy settings high and your rants low. Stick to sharing food pictures and the occasional grumpy cat and you’ll be just fine. 😉
Portions of this article were also posted at ChickAdvisor.com