Thursday, October 2, 2008

Facebook Responds

Looks like Mark Zuckerberg, and the rest of the folks at Facebook, are listening to its users. Zuckerberg just started an official Facebook group to get the option between the two platforms of Facebook (new and old).

After a long hard decision I, Mark Zuckerberg, will bring back the option of New and Old Facebook if 10 million people (which is less than one-tenth of the current active users) join this group/petitioning spot. The reason I am making this group is because I would like to see how many people would really like the choice of the old Facebook. I wanted to make this group in Facebook because it globalizes your opinion with not only words but statistics (which my co-workers and I can examine closely).

If you would like the option to choose between the new and old Facebook please raise your opinion and join this group. Your membership will not be overlooked but closely examined. Thank you for your time.

As of now the wall and discussions etc will be taken off, later they might be added.

Mark Zuckerberg

Join the group and pass it along! [Update 6:07PM: Group has been taken offline.]

This is a great example of the efforts of people, through social media, demanding and getting a response. Like we talked about in class, this is about starting a conversation and responding to the public. Stay tuned to see what happens next!


Shannon N. said...

Yay!! I like the idea of having the option to choose which platform the user prefers...

Having said that, I don't know if I'll go back to the old Facebook!! As much as the new platform bugged me, I've gotten used to it for the most part and I'm not sure I want to lose some of the features.

I agree with your point -- that this is a great example of conversing with your publics like we talked about in class. Had they not decided to do something -- whether it be make changes or just simply speak out -- what do you think would've happened to the sites usership?

a.paz said...

You are right! That is such a great example of how an online community can come together to make a difference (even if it is just about Facebook!)

I am also so glad that they are choosing to allow that change! Haha, I hate the new platform!

davalos said...

Wow! The power of 1%! I've never been big on Facebook. I'm not quite sure I remember what the "Old" Facebook looked like, but goes to show that a community, online or not, can do.