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Facebook's New Layout: The 5 Stages of Bitching



So, a few months after the last facelift, Facebook once again changed their layout. And, frankly, people aren’t too happy with the change. So goes another round of interweb bitching about Facebook’s new layout, even if the site is for free and they can do whatever they want with how the site looks. Heck, they can even put a big slab of bacon on the site and they should be able to get away with it.

Bacon Facebook
This is how Facebook should look like, forever.

As I’ve been following the updates of people trying to deal with the new layout, (yes, “deal.” It’s life-changing, didn’t you know?) I’ve noticed a pattern. People go through stages when trying to deal with this major tragedy called “Facebook changed its layout, holy shit, my life is over.”

Denial

Denial
One day, you log on to Facebook, and the layout has changed. it’s no longer the familliar layout you were used to from yesterday. You stare at the screen in shock. You press F5 continuously, hoping that the old layout will go back after a while. You refuse to accept the change.

Anger

Anger
There has got to be somebody to blame. You are seething with anger. You need somebody to hit. You may rail against fate, questioning “Why me?”

Bargaining

Bargaining
You may also try to bargain in vain with the powers that be for a way out of your despair. You try to give up something, just to see the old Facebook again. For one last time. But deep inside, you know it’s all futile.

Depression

Depression
A long period of sadness may overtake you at this point. People are telling you that you should be moving on, but you finally realize the true magnitude of your loss, and it depresses you.

Acceptance

Acceptance
Finally, you learn to accept that Facebook is going to change, whether you like it or not. You begin to see hope, and you move on. It’s not like the world is going to end, you realize. It’s just a stupid website.

And there you go. I hope people can understand that their lives aren’t fucking over just because they feel that a web company decided to let go of all common sense and churn out a look that doesn’t give anybody a clue on how to navigate it. There’s always Friendster if you feel like bitching more.

Also, I like the new layout. So guys, stop bitching and whining. Please. Except for a couple of changes I don’t like, the new Facebook rocks. Get over it.

So now I close this blog post by- WAIT, PLURK TOOK OFF ONE KARMA POINT?! WTF WHY? WHAT DID I DO?! DAMMIT PLURK!!! I REFUSE TO ACCEPT IT! WHY ME?!

38 Comments

  1. LOL at "come to think of it…" ang abrupt naman ng acceptance! mwahaha!

    and the bacon on the facebook layout? sheer genius. (i might just sign up!)

    • I think I went through the five stages in 30 minutes. Or the amount of time it took to photoshop those fake statuses, whichever comes first.

      You mean you ain't on Facebook?! That's where the cool cats are at! Come let's join us!

      • yeah, i'm not on facebook, i'm such a loser, i don't even have friendster/multiply/plurk/twitter.

        *hangs head in shame*

        i will sign up one of these days, ade. and i will shock you all!

  2. Invalid argument, bacon makes everything better. No exceptions. Mmmmmbaconnn.

    Also, what is this.. negative Karma point you speak of?

  3. LULZ. That explains the childish bouts I had to put up with in my news feeds. You little brat.

  4. I really don't care about how Facebook looks like, I'm not an avid user.

    But can I have the bacon please?

  5. Mmm, bacon. Wait, Facebook changed its layout? I didn't even notice. I must go get my eyes checked.

  6. Bravo! You're right! It's free…so let's just accept it and move on! Users doesn't have the right to bitch. Hope they will all read read your post.

    I love the new lay-out, btw. :)

  7. What? You mean there's still bacon on facebook's layout?

  8. I thought no one reacts with that sudden change in layout… but i think users will get through it in time… c",)

    • Yeah, I think its customary for Facebook users to bitch for a couple of days and then get the hang of the site. And when everyone's settled into the new layout, they change it again.

      Thanks for dropping by, Rai!

  9. Bacon love! :D
    http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,…

    I don't really get the fuss, it just looks like the older one. But then again, I haven't been a long errr… facebooker…

  10. What I don't get is why people have stopped Superpoking. Hmf.

  11. I've seen Facebook tried out switching from the old to the new layout kanina and my bosses were like HUWAW! YEHEY! MAGDIWANG! KATAYIN NA ANG MGA BABOY! MAGPAPAFIESTA AKO!

    And then it switched back to the new one.

    I actually didn't hate the layout nung nakita ko siya. And oh, Friendster's doing its Facebook-ish makeover on its homepage.

  12. I really don't mind the new layout. I don't know why some of my friends are bitching about it. :D

    • I don't mind the bitching much, really. It's just that one time I logged onto FB the entire page was filled with whining. Bleh!

  13. Oh? I shall go there to see for myself. I haven't logged on in facebook for like.. uhm.. months. XD

    Btw, thanks for the hug. I needed that. xD

    • I don't think we're FB friends just yet.

      Also, really sorry to hear about your cousin. News like that begets an unlimited number of online and IRL hugs. Speaking of which, *hugs*

  14. Didn't expect that sudden change of layout either nothing in life is permanent except change and facebook is not an exception.

    Wah. Ambilis umabot sa acceptance stage LOL

  15. The new layout of Facebook I think is better than the previous ones. *shrugs*

  16. what's next? bargaining? depression? lol.. yeah.. everything changes and we'll get used to it no matter what we do. ;) hi there ade! :D

  17. ay, redesign. parang facebook. noisy guys sport pink!

  18. I have thought along this line, too. I kept quiet though because I'm a late adopter and don't want to ruffle the feathers of old-timers.

    I can live with it. I can live without it. But the petition, the general bitching as if they owned the place this I find ridiculous, too. Very entertaining post. I wish I can be as sassy in my blog. lol.

  19. Great minds look alike.

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