17 May '12, 9am

FROM OUR ARCHIVES | Time Out rants about Facebook.

FROM OUR ARCHIVES | Time Out rants about Facebook.

At press time, the networking giant had proposed a radical new interface – one with tabbed pages to separate loathsome applications from your profile. But considering its history of making sudden changes with a ‘put up or shut up’ attitude, I’m a little nervous. What really bugs me is its tendency to cook up new features that are obviously invasive and get scrapped within minutes (yes, minutes) of being introduced. Let’s start with the ‘People You May Know’ box on the Facebook homepage, where users face thumbnails of people they might possibly know, with the option of adding them as friends. These blasts-from-the-past range from irritating ex-schoolmates to kleptomaniac ex-housemates. Yes, I ‘May Know’ these people, but frankly, I wish I didn’t. Public enemy No 1 was a girl who added me with this note: ‘Hi! Your name is so familiar, but I can’t remember your face. I know w...

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