Wow, the new homepages on facebook have to be the single biggest bad move I have seen in social networking…. period. They took everything that was good about facebook, deleted it or hid it in the background, and what we are left with is a twitter with more than 140 characters. Boo hiss.
Did anyone think to ask the users what they liked about facebook? It wasn’t the stream of stuff you could or could not give a damn about from your friends – it was YOUR homepage. It was about YOU. It was about YOUR likes – YOUR thoughts – YOUR games – YOUR posts.
The good news for blogging is that while facebook was the single biggest killer to personal blogs, this move has increased their relevance overnight. Thank you facebook for removing the ongoing struggle between posting to my personal blog or facebook – you just made it a very easy choice.