Whether we like it or not, social media outlets will continue to advance, change, and revamp itself, and we best believe our hands will not be held during the process. All we can do is hop on the social media-driven train, pray we don’t get lost in translation, and give in to the idea of change.
Facebook’s users, which have reached over 1 billion people in 9 years, will have to hop on Facebook’s fast moving train fairly quickly. On March 7th at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, Facebook will be unveiling a revamped “news feed” during a media event; consider it an Internet-friendly face-lift.
The notorious news feed is home to a single stream that’s constantly updated with photos, videos, news articles, and life statuses, which creates a smorgasbord of information about friends and other interests. Putting it simply, the news feed is the hub of Facebook.
According to the Huffington Post, the last major modification to Facebook’s news feed was in September 2011. Since that change, Facebook began to allow ads directly into the feed. The network also redirected its focus on creating “mobile first experiences” since people now access social sites at all hours of the day on their mobile devices.
The Huffington Post continues to say that Facebook has gone through many changes since its introduction in 2004. This newest development is just another alteration to add to the list. Although users tend to have an aversion for all of Facebook’s many changes, the social site continues to grow and maintain a leading role in the Internet world.
Some speculate that the up and coming changes will include stronger ad engagement and tweaks to the mobile feed. We won’t be able to truly grasp the tweaks, pulls, twists that will be done to the feed until it pops up on our own computers or mobile devices.
On that note, I guess there’s only one last thing to say: Welcome to a world where change is a leading character, and social media has taken the reins.
How do you feel about Facebook undergoing another change?