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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Facebook Insanity

Everybody has heard by now, but Facebook has changed things. Again. So I once again found myself logging into my account and going W-T-F. Again. That's when a little voice reminded me of something my dad had told me about long ago. It's a magical land called "Facebook Lite".

Facebook Lite shows just the things I want to see. I really do not care who farmed a magical bean crop, or that someone threw a goat at me. On Facebook Lite, the only things in my stream are my friends' status updates, pictures, and notes, which makes me happy. The page is very simple and easy on the eyes as well. Let's take a quick look, shall we? (names blurred to protect the innocent, and click to see each one bigger)

Here is a quick screenshot of the overall look.

One thing I want to point out is that instead of getting "Notifications", where you have to click to see what each person said on each picture or whatever, it just bumps it to the top of your stream. You still get an email telling you that someone posted as well. Here's a quick peek of a status update of mine that was bumped up a while ago by some comments:

It had been at the top, but some other people posted status updates before I got a screenshot.

"But Meghann", I hear you saying, "I *want* to throw a goat at someone!"

Well, you still can, quite easily in fact. Once you start using Facebook Lite, there will be a link in the Settings where you can connect the two accounts. What that does, is adds a link to to the top of your page that allows you to toggle between the two. Like so:

*On Facebook Lite, but wanting to throw a goat*

*After having thrown the goat, wanting to go back to Facebook Lite*

That's all there is to it! I know this version isn't for everyone, but to those tired of the insanity, I wanted to show that there *is* another way. And hopefully seeing some screen shots will help answer any questions. Any other questions? Just ask!

1 comment:

Lacey said...

I used Facebook Lite a while back and may need to revisit it.