Legions Gripe About Latest Facebook Revamp

New 'Live Feed' not a hit with users
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2009 12:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Facebook’s latest design change seems pretty minor, but that hasn’t stopped users from grousing about it. Lots of protest groups have already cropped up, most notably “PLEASE GIVE US OUR OLD NEWS FEED BACK!” which already boasts 490,000 members and counting. In case you didn’t notice, Facebook introduced a new “live feed” that shows virtually everything going on with your friends list, while attempting to shift the “news feed” to important happenings.

But critics complain that news feed items are usually a day old, and that the live feed isn’t all that live, because you need to hit "refresh" to see new items. The change took effect with very little warning, making it extra jarring. "Will it blow over?" Adam Ostrow writes for Mashable. "You have to think so given Facebook’s history of surviving far more significant revolts."