Share More than 1.7 million Facebook users have joined a protest against another redesign of the popular social networking site, in one of the biggest consumer revolts seen in the online world. The group is pleading with the social network to “make small changes and make the transition easier to deal with.” Facebook has redesigned its layout (second time in a year), in order to better compete with upcoming popular real-time microblogging service Twitter. But with the transition to the new interface complete, Facebook has fallen under heavy criticism this weekend for not listening to the wishes of its users, who vehemently protested against the change to the new layout. Also making its pages more advertiser friendly.
Share Once again Facebook has redesigned its look and so many users are already started make complains. Some members have even formed protest groups to pressure Facebook to reconsider the move. Also so many angry status messages and even a protest day has been planned. One group called “One million against the new Facebook look,” had 254,512 members at this afternoon.
Share Click here to see the Picture in Full Size…. The Facebook Blackout of 2008 has begun. More than 1.3 million of Facebook’s 120 million active users pledged to boycott the site for twenty-four (24) hours beginning at 12:00 PM Eastern Time today. The boycott, organized by disgruntled user Boris Kelevra (Paris, France), aims to force Facebook into reverting to its old design through the loss of advertising revenues otherwise generated by boycott participants. In addition to the 1.3 million known participants, nearly 1.5 million users “may” participate in the boycott. “Friends account deleted, Limited in sending message or poking, stupid new layout ! Administrators don’t care about what we think ! But what will happen if we all decide to stay off of facebook for 1 day !”