A wise man once said …
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
That wise man was Steve Jobs and it seems that a certain Mark Zuckerberg took those words to heart because last week, Facebook went through a round of changes that rocked users to their core.
As consumers, we change our behavior patterns constantly. Our likes, our dislikes, the way we interact with others and communicate changes all the time. So, wouldn’t it then make sense that a social network that thrives on those attributes change as well? We pride ourselves on progression and innovation, yet Facebook’s progression and innovation is consistently met with anger, outrage and an “I want the old way back” mentality.
Change is inevitable, especially when it comes to the realm of social networking. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or whatever else decides to come along, change is inevitable. As consumers, we can either embrace and take advantage of that change or turn our back to it. My opinion is to embrace it because if you don’t, you will get left behind, which brings me to the most recent changes to the social networking giant.