Users Push Facebook to Tweak Redesign
Backlash prompts changes to unpopular new features
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 6:05 AM CDT
In this screen grab provided by Facebook, a sample home page featuring Facebook's new design changes is shown.    (AP Photo/Facebook)
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(Newser) – Facebook is giving its redesign a redesign in response to a chorus of user complaints, the Wall Street Journal reports. Users griped that the Twitter-like real-time feed featured in the new format was crowding out the information they really wanted to see. A company blog acknowledged the negative feedback and promised an update to address the issue within weeks.

"We're trying to present the right balance between what's happening right now and what's interesting over a longer period of time," wrote Facebook's director of product. "We realize that both are important and getting them both right is crucial for the product to work." The company also plans to let users switch off updates from third-party applications.