When it comes to polls, there is a general tilt towards the negative side of the results. People who are outraged are more likely to respond to one than people who are satisfied. At 86% negative, this goes beyond a statistical anomaly.
People don’t like the Facebook changes. Period.
In a relatively small segment of just over 1000 of the 800 million Facebook users, the results were quite clear. Even a sampling of the blogosphere (in one case, Facebook was called the worst of all internet insults, “Facebook, the New AOL“) and chatter on Facebook and Twitter show the same results. Despite a very aggressive and thorough change that was designed to make people (and advertisers) love them more, the recent changes at Facebook can easily be classified in the lemon category.
Our friends over at SodaHead put together this infographic illustrating the results of their poll. Teens seem to hate it the most, and with that particular demographic growing in importance from a business perspective, things don’t look good for Facebook. Then again, we’ll still be using it tomorrow, so does it really matter?
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