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Facebook Redesign: 4 Missed Chances
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SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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3/13/2014 | 6:24:32 AM
Re : Facebook Redesign: 4 Missed Chances
"Facebook thinks it knows your interests better than you do." That seems to be the case exactly. Instead of trying their own creativity or designing sense, programmers at Facebook should try to understand what users want. If they are really that isolated from what users want, its time they conducted some kind of poll to find out what users want to have in their profiles.
Madhava verma dantuluri
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Madhava verma dantuluri,
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3/11/2014 | 11:24:29 PM
Good list
Thats very good list of features you mentioned here and wish FB considers them down the lane.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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3/11/2014 | 1:56:21 PM
Re: Facebook Redesign: 4 Missed Chances
I am in with you people on newsfeed filtering. We could call it searchability may be? Whatever may be the suitable word, everyone would like to have in front of him by just entering a couple of words instead of scrolling down profiles because of the way it is now. It has to be as simple as searching anything on the web.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/7/2014 | 3:55:27 PM
Re: Photos
That happens to me, too. I can understand their reasoning -- since more people are accessing the site on mobile instead of desktop, real estate is that much more important on smaller screens. I'm okay with photos filling the width of a phone screen, though if it starts filling the length of the screen -- that's a problem. I do agree that the pictures on tablets take up too much space, especially since the resolution of the image isn't always ideal for that size screen.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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3/7/2014 | 3:52:32 PM
Re: What do you want?
I'm with you on wanting to be able to customize filtering of my news feed.
Jim Donahue
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Jim Donahue,
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3/7/2014 | 3:33:32 PM
Photos
Am I the only person annoyed by the tendency toward GIGANTIC photos on web pages, including Facebook--especially on tablets? I find I keep trying to swipe up to move down a page and instead I end up going directly to a photo that I landed on by accident.


Not that I want photos to be tiny--but when they eat up 90% of the screen, it  bugs me.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/7/2014 | 3:22:31 PM
Re: one more idea
This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I also prefer to sort my feed by "Most Recent" instead of "Top Stories" and it drives me crazy when it reverts to the latter -- both on mobile and desktop versions.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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3/7/2014 | 3:13:26 PM
Keyword Search
Your example re. keyword search is on the money, Kristin. Doesn't seem like it would be hard to do, either.
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3/7/2014 | 1:36:02 PM
one more idea
When a user chooses to sort updates by most recent, this stays the default unless otherwise changed by that user. I prefer to see posts in that manner and it annoying as all get out to have that setting constantly overridden by Facebook. If anything ruins the experience on Facebook, it is, as you said, Facebook deciding that they know better than us what we want.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/7/2014 | 1:30:27 PM
What do you want?
What's on your Facebook wishlist? Features you want it to retire?


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