People are resistant to change. In an era of rapid paced consumption of information; constant instant contact and social media fatigue Facebook has once again made some major changes to its layout, functionality, and privacy settings. Judging from the reaction on Twitter it’s the Facebook apocalypse.
Mashable has conducted a survey and posted the results on Google+:
The predictions range from the end of Facebook to the integration of it so totally that it’ll become like credit. Jesse Hirsh, the technology columnist on CBC’s Metro Morning suggests that those who eschew Facebook will eventually end up as untrustworthy social pariahs.
I’m waiting to see how it all shakes out. I’m a big fan of new things, and feature changes. I think what’s going on in social media can only grow the possibilities of meaningful and innovative ways to connect with the world around us and the people in it.
What do you think; will you stay with Facebook? WIll you turn off any or all of the new features? Have you opened a Google+ account yet? Will you even remember any of this a week or two from now as you’re updating your timeline?