As I write this, I am grateful that the look of my profile hasn't, as of yet, changed. It's taken me a long time to figure out where the photos are, where the sent messages are stored and a half dozen other things - the learning of which will now be rendered obsolete through yet another redesign.
However, lest you think I'm one of those who complains bitterly about the whims of a free social network service, I want to add here that while I used to get really annoyed, with this redesign I almost couldn't care less.
Facebook has become, for me, sort of like that guy we all know who has a lot of boyfriends - not all at the same time, but in succession. They are usually younger than him (but not always) and they are usually wildly inappropriate for him (but not always) and they always fail at just about the point when things get serious (usually somewhere between three to six months). If you are like me, you have stopped learning the names of the serial boyfriends, because really, what's the point? By the time you see the friend again, he'll be on to the next one.
Better save that parcel of grey matter for something that really matters - like where to stand on the platform when you get on a train so that when you get off, you are right where you need to be to get out of the station. (There are many terms for this but I call it "pre-placing" yourself).
What this really signals for me, is a sudden kind of indifference to the website. I went nearly an entire week without posting anything on the site - although I did that with this blog as well. Not sure entirely what that means, but it feels significant somehow. I have to say that THE SOCIAL NETWORK left a bad taste in my mouth about the whole social networking phenonema .. which I don't think was Sorkin's intent.
So, with this new redesign, Facebook has become a serial dater - the look changes but I just can't get too excited to really leran it - because another one will come around soon enough anyway. I guess I'm 'just not that into it'.