I started off by being annoyed, but the more that I'm looking at this total dogs dinner of an 'improvement' over at Facebook the funnier I think it is. By now I'm sure you've seen the new developments, and they are mindboggling complicated. I don't know quite what you see, but this is my page now:
I've got the basics up in the top left hand corner, my 'lists' - which I haven't set up and which Facebook has some fascinating suggestions for - including work colleagues as close family, various apps, and then friends on chat. Next I've got the recent stories in the main screen column (I did start out with little blue corner triangles, but they've just disappeared - Lord knows where), then on the right hand side top of the screen I have a tickertape of recent news, which goes along nicely with the recent stories in the main part of the screen, and then under that I have events, adverts and friends photographs. At least, that's what I have on my desktop. On my laptop which has a slightly different configuration I have adverts etc in a column to the left of the tickertape.
So, when something happens, I see a status update in my 'recent stories' window, an update in the tickertape box, a notification top left under the world 'notifications' icon, AND if I'm lucky, also an update bottom right. I could also get an email notification as well if I wanted I'm sure. Now, what's really funny is that the Facebook programming monkeys have screwed up so badly that with the configuration described above, I can completely lose all those important little adverts that they want to ram down our throats. If I scroll down, the tickertape box stays where it is, but the rest disappears:
And bingo! All gone, no adverts, no annoying friends photograph updates - result! Seriously - they have absolutely NO idea, and they're going to need to fix it, for no other reason at least than to force the adverts back on the screen.
Of course, I'm not the only one who doesn't like it - in fact, I don't know anyone who does. There are a bunch of images springing up... I don't know who created these, so please let me know if it was you:
Love them all.