Starting with the news feed, I found some things I really could not stand. First of all, on the top right of the home page there are some hyperlinks that get you to different pages on the website; specifically settings. When I first came across this I became somewhat confused. I was not sure where to go to get my account settings without going somewhere I didn’t want to go. It took a little while, but even so I found it a little annoying. Second, I do not like that the pictures became larger depending on which one it decided to feature. Clicking on the picture to make it bigger, I feel, was much less obnoxious. Last and surely least, there is both a "new top story" and "recent stories" feed that I am confused about. What makes someone’s story a top story when I don’t even talk to them very often?
On to the second topic: chatting. It is now the most irritating thing to use. Now it includes a useless feed of things that either I have already seen or things that I don’t care to know. It also places some people at the top of my chat list that I had only talked to once. Just because I talked to them once, does not mean that I want to talk to them again in the near future. It also has a completely separate section for the people I have recently talked to. It is a hassle to scroll down so often to find out if someone I really wanted to talk to is online or not. Now time for the almighty profile page.
They did not change much on the profile page except for a few things that I was not very happy about. They added "needs review," "subscription," and "security" tabs onto the page which were completely pointless. They actually made things more complicated than they initially had to be. The "needs review" tab is basically for accepting family members and such onto your Facebook profile. They used to tell you about those kinds of things in your notifications so adding that was useless. I am still not sure whether or not the "subscription" tab does anything much. All I know about it is that it subscribes to someone's feed. Frankly, I am afraid it will do something weird to my Facebook. Then there is the "security" tab. Basically it is an easier-to-access way to your security settings, except for the fact that it only allows you to get to the few settings you have most likely already worked with previously, and yet again, this is useless.
Seeing the direction Facebook is going with its changes it might drive its users away. Hopefully the networking site will work on this and change according to what the people want.