The top dog in the social network universe, Facebook, announced a total overhaul of its newsfeed landing page last week. Now before you run to find your pitchforks, light your torches and Google map the best route to Palo Alto, California, take a breath. This Facebook update, at least from this writer’s standpoint, actually looks to be an improvement.
The major design change was sparked by the people who know Facebook the most—its users (feel free to take all the credit). Like any smart company, Zucky and the gang used the time-tested tool of an internet survey to ask users what they didn’t like about the newsfeed. The most common response: it’s too cluttered. So with the idea of simplifying things, I’m assuming a team of jaunt-eyed, caffeine-loaded UI/UX developers began slaving away to try and please Facebook’s over one billion members.