As many of you know, Bossy embraces change. Bossy embraces change so she can plunge a Buck knife into its neck. That’s why Bossy was so thrilled when Facebook decided to change the layout of the member profile page.
To be fair, Facebook had many technical, aesthetic, and logistical reasons for altering their page design — and those technical, aesthetic, and logistical reasons are: boredom.
And for many weeks Bossy was able to avoid changing her profile page, as Facebook made it seem as though switching to the new format was optional. And it was optional. As optional as the Holocaust train.
And in this way, the new design finally caught up with Bossy, who was hiding under a loose floorboard nibbling on last year’s twitter interface.
But, casting aside all doubt, Bossy finally decided to take the helpful tour of all the handy new Facebook profile features. Shall we?
The first thing Bossy learned when pushing the Take A Tour button is one can introduce oneself with meaningful details about things such as your current profession!
The next thing Bossy learned on her Facebook tour is the new profile page allows you to showcase photos of you!
And now Facebook promises easier navigation since they have consolidated your information in one place!
Not to mention how you can now Share Your Experiences!
Oh Facebook, why can’t it be like it used to be when you and Bossy first fell in love?
Teri saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm
I totally agree!!! Especially about the photos. I HATE having the photos up front, like that. UGH!
Miz boo saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm
I hate the pictures of myself! I hate that you can’t surf to my other links without going into the information page.
I hate that the page is so messy. I hate the fact that since it is free….we do not have a choice.
Jami saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm
I hate all of it! I fought kicking and screaming and even held my breath, but when I came to after passing out from holding my breath, it was all DIFFERENT! And now I feel like I’m going around my elbow to get to my ass when I try to do things that used to be easy and straight-forward. (Well, maybe not so “straight” in my case, but you know what I mean.) We are NOT pleased!
Mr Farty saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm
Mr Farty doesn’t do Fakebook. *smug*
foolery saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Farcebonk will use any end-around they can to get into your delicates — I mean, your *personal info.* I like to complain about them endlessly, then go check who’s hanging out there. “Get off my lawn!” 😉
La Suzette saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm
They don’t even give you an avenue to complain about it and request to be left alone! I hate that they suggest to other friends of my real friends that they friend me (or I them). I only joined the damn thing because my co-worker hooked me on FarmTown (NO, not VILLE), to which I am now addicted, dammit.
junebug saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm
Sp agree! But what to do, what to do?
Angela@beggingtheanswer saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm
After it changed, it took me a whole day just to figure out how to post a message. But only because I’m pathetic.
Carrie saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Oh Bossy, I totally agree! I loathe the new FB layout, especially the random pictures right up front! Ugh! And, you can’t just clear your status anymore either. You have to just leave your last status up or completely remove it. Hate!
Meghan saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Tell us what you really think, Bossy! I put my blog link in the little quote box thingy under the profile/fan page picture. It does link over. Not optimal, but it works.
WebSavvyMom saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm
–>I’ve gotten so used to the new FB layout, I forgot what the old one looked like. Either I adapt well or I’m just old enough to forget things easily. Or drunk.
dgm saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Hatin’ it! I challenged myself NOT to choose the new layout until 100 of my friends did; next thing I know FB changed it for me. Holocaust train, indeed.
I still refuse to fill out a lot of the info they ask for.
Lovelyn saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm
I hate the new Facebook layout too. I haven’t gone to facebook since it changed. I just don’t want to face trying to learn it….again.
Lori saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm
I’m not digging it either. Blah.
JCK of Motherscribe saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Agreed. Hate it. Especially those photos, the bad ones that are supposed to represent the real me.
the know it all saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Can I get an Amen? I’m with you, Bossy.
Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm
I don’t like that random people’s pics of you end up there, whether you like it or not. And I am in the NOT category! However, FB was amazing through the flood crisis over here – everyone turned into photojournos and did an amazing job keeping the community up to date on road closures and where was safe to go, where was not. Our councils weren’t able to handle it – so I can’t whinge too loud about it!
KathyB saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Got here from FB link. Sometimes I get here from Bossy bookmark. Don’t do much other than look at whatever friends at a distance have posted.
Younguns are on a lot.
NellyFrittata saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Come on, people. Change is good. And it’s not rocket science.
Deidre saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm
Facebook and I broke up long ago. When Facebook decided to allow people not in colleges or schools to join…you know, back when it was called The Facebook.
Cindy saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm
My solution to the gross tagged pictures of me was to tag myself in several flattering photos, thus tricking Facebook into using the cute pictures on my profile page.
Jason saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 9:52 pm
It just fits right in to the view of Facebook I have always held—I love it, and I hate it.
But I love you, and I love you.
Cincy saysJanuary 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm
Cindy! So clever! I’m going to try that. ‘Cause those pics from my niece’s baby shower are not cutting it.
Cactus Petunia saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 12:55 am
I have an idea! Let’s all dump Facebook and start blogging!
Lynn saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 3:18 am
I double-dog-dare ya to do what I’ve done since the whole in-you-face thing began: IGNORE THE WHOLE THING ENTIRELY….DON’T PARTICIPATE. It’s blissful.
Judy saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 8:40 am
I like Lynn’s suggestion. I tried FB briefly as a way to network but really found myself hating it. I mean, why should I care if anyone ‘likes’ what I am doing? I don’t care. I am grumpy and old and feel that we should not put our lives out there for all to see to the degree that people do.
Dobes saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 11:25 am
I hate the new format too! But I am on a different continent from my family and friends and kindergarten classmates, so I have to stay married to Facebook, no matter how old and trashy it gets.
Style Maniac saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 11:49 am
Hate the new setup. Tried to switch back, but !surprise! you can’t. Hate having all those pics across the top, my business link goes to some community page I have nothing to do with and the only link I really care about featuring–my blog–is lost in the muck. Guess I have to go in and delete a bunch of stuff. And I have to keep in mind, you get what you pay for. It’s free, so don’t expect much.
Audubon Ron saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm
I’m all “get out of my face-book”.
the mrs saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm
I refuse to accept the “Updated Profile” suggestion any time I log in. I know it’s coming for me. But I’m still on the run.
Aimee saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm
Ya new facebook blows! New facebook is like a steaming pile of dog poop in my opinion.
JaneK saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 10:55 pm
reason number 53 as to why I avoid i altogether!
JaneK saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm
I hate when I notice a mis-spell right after I hit “submit.” this goes without saying I’m sure but that above comment should say: avoid “it” althogether….
Momo Fali saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm
Smoking a streamer AND kissing a blow up doll. Have I ever told you that you’re my kind of girl?
Leanne saysJanuary 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm
It was almost enough to make me leave Facebook. Almost.
Leaf Probably saysJanuary 21, 2011 at 3:35 am
I don’t like the new facebook much either. It took me days to figure out how to post a new status. I was all ‘what is WRONG with me? Its clearly not that hard, everyone else here seems to be having no issues!
That being said, I somehow managed to find myself making a ‘badge’ for my page (that I assume you stick on your blog? In order for people you’ve never met to be better able to stalk you?) within the first 5 minutes.
runnergirl saysJanuary 21, 2011 at 10:03 am
Amen, Bossy, hatin the new layout too!!! How come those tools over at FB don’t get it when um, EVERYONE complains???
Liz in Virginia saysJanuary 21, 2011 at 11:15 am
I did the same thing clever Cindy 21 did — and it works! I can control which pictures of me end up on that profile photo montage thingie.
And I linked my blog through Facebook’s networked blogs; every time I put up a new post, it appears as a status update on my Facebook profile — with a link directly to that post. It seems to work pretty well, but it is not a link to the general blog. And by doing it this way I suppose I have become yet another cog in the vast Facebook machine. Which is bad. I think.
Reeb saysJanuary 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm
I bet you’ll all be used to it in 2 weeks, never remembering the old versions. Do you remember what it looked like when everyone was belly-aching two revisions ago?
But it IS something to bitch about. Except for Mr Farty who gets to be smug…