No sooner does something happen than a protest group on Facebook appears. This time, in a meta-revolution, it's Facebook itself that's the subject of ire. Boasting just under 1 million users, I Hate the New Facebook has grown exponentially in the month since it was launched.
The target of all the bile is the social networking tool's new look, which has been available in a beta version for the last few months or so. Citing a list of 20 complaints, the Hate group is aiming to force the evil programmers at Facebook to abandon their plot to foist the New Facebook upon the unsuspecting masses. To do so would no doubt wreak untold anguish and havoc upon those who have grown to know, love, and rely on the online tool for everything from maintaining fleeting contact with distant relatives to tossing imaginary sheep at the friends they used to call. How will anyone ever get to grips with the applications tool bar moving to the right? And what's with all the tabs? God help us all.
"Change we can believe in" may be headed to the White House, but if the citizens of Facebook Nation have any pull, it won't be headed anywhere near that precious status update line.