Dear Social Media,
As wonderful of a tool as you have been lately to everyone in the business world, why do you insist on changing your formatting every two seconds? It seems as though as soon as the public begins to fully understand all the functions of one version, you all go and upgrade your sites to a newer and “better” way of doing things. Please explain to me why this is.
To put it simply, we have been seeing some similar letters and notes online a lot recently, especially on Facebook. A lot of people are outraged at the changed the social media giant has chosen to make over the past week.
The reality of it is, websites like these are going to constantly have to change and update even if their publics dont initially like them. With the threat of other websites like Google+ sitting on the horizon, Facebook does not have a choice but to try to compete.
This is hardly any different from when a regular company decides to change their advertising or communication scheme in order to stay current. People will learn to accept the new path a company has chosen just as Facebook users will. If not, they will reject it and move on. Its called the circle of the business world and it is always moving.