Not content enough with making changes that very few people want, the arrival of this ticker has made things so cramped that when trying to hide the sidebar on chat it redirects back to the news feed homepage when all I want to do is shrink the sidebar like before, why?
In fact the bit at the bottom of the chat sidebar (you know, that tells you exactly how many peeps are online, along with two small boxes one of which is supposed to be "Hide Sidebar") gets so small and tiny when opening it to see who is on chat making it so tiny to click on, and scrolling the page down does nothing. How unco-ordinated is that? Why always having to fix things that ain't broke?
I remember the easy days when there was no such thing as a news feed, now it seems some users and newcomers have just almost changed the unwritten rules of how to communicate on there - e.g, apparently commenting on things in the news feed is the done thing now rather than going to a friend's profile.
Perhaps Facebook's UX team are high 24/7? I really don't know why they haven't done user acceptance testing before these changes.
Its understandable that you are outraged at the developers of a social website provided to you free because they have made changes with out your consent or approval?
What I find really fking annoying is how it can randomly bring up your postings on other peoples walls due to that 'updates' thingy. Everyone can see your activity now, its unbelievably hard to hide anything.
Hmm.. I hid the sidebar thing as soon as it came out as I found it cluttersome. To be honest, I love the new 'lists' thing - there are a lot of things that i'm happy sharing with my close friends but don't want my family or everyone else to know, so I'm glad they've done that - even if it was a rip from Google+. I like the news feed, and the way they've grouped all conversations with people together so it's much easier to find old messages. Really, it's their website, and we use it for free - if we don't like it, we can collectively move to another website. Maybe it would be nice if they did a trial change for a day or two and asked us to vote on if we liked it or not - that seems to be a good way to do it - but so far I'm pretty happy with most of the changes. It's just a shame other people aren't.
If you zoom your facebook in one notch more, you get the old style chat with the boxes on the left and no permanent sidebar. Much easier.