Facebook Users Respond To The Changes… In Comic Pictures!

September 24, 2011 · 66 comments

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Facebook Users Respond To The Changes… In Comic Pictures!

Facebook LogoThe Recent Facebook Changes
As Responded To By Users

Thought we’d have a little fun and have a look at some of the amusing and pointed images that have circulated this week over the huge waves of changes to Facebook!

Facebook began rolling out changes even before announcing yet more changes at the F8 conference.

But fear not! Photographer Mark Meyer created a simple, color-coded chart that explains everything:

Suddenly, the Facebook stream was a war zone of frustrated users!

Most users reactions to the new news ticker….

Many questioning Facebook’s logic…

Probably my favorite comic but then again I’m a huge Dr. Seuss fan…

 Many people started flying the hate flag!

How most users find every wave of Facebook changes:

 How those who the changes are NOT geared at, feel about all of this:

What most users are doing about the changes:

The disjunction between those that realize complaining is pointless and those who don’t:

How users who have simply accepted that they will never fully understand Facebook feel about it all:

Some users express amusement at Facebook’s upcoming expansion of the “likes” into “verbs” and the hilarity that could ensue:

How many people feel Mark Zukerberg behaves….

Other theories on Mark’s behavior…

How many that understand business and economics view those who are whining over the changes:

The real reason that slactivisim and simply whining will not help:

The choices you have….

Another very real choice you have…. (Though the pig picture above still applies)

Rather than rebellion or mass-exodus, what we all know the eventual outcome of these changes will be….

What’s your thoughts on the new Facebook changes? Perhaps, like other users of the site, you’d like the ability to vote like this…

In the meantime, I’d love if you’ve leave your thoughts and comments in the comment box below!

I hope you enjoyed this little web-comic style post and a look into the user reactions to the new changes!

Kimberly Castleberry
Taking The Headaches Out of Internet Marketing

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Oscar Ventura September 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Annoying; but at the end they all will still use it


James September 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Loved the comics thanks for sharing. I really need a good laugh today…
I think change is inevitable, but people always resisist it. in a few months they would be pissed if FB decides to change it all back to 2008 simple feeds.


Sunil Jain September 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Nice collection Kim ;)
Some are way too funny, but are very true. I don’t know how will “Timeline” affect all our life when we start using it, will it make us more social or kill our privacy totally ??

I am still counting on Google+ to come up with some more features which is better than Timeline and cluster free :)

Happy Blogging :D


Faissal Alhaithami September 24, 2011 at 11:24 pm


my best comic was:

these comics are really discussing real things!! people now hating the profile!! and once facebook do anther change, they’ll be wishing to get back to the one they used to hate.

“reaching people satisfaction is something impossible”


Jane September 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Kim, wow, that’s for a good laugh and some great thought. Yes I do feel quite a bit uncomfortable with the massive changes, very hard to follow; though I like the privacy updates.


Mani Viswanathan September 25, 2011 at 5:43 am

Well to be fair to FB’s Developmental and Design team, they are doing what the current day demands. People are seriously going after G+ and Twitter. There is incredible improvement in the design though it looks pretty similar to that of G+. I actually liked the News Ticker and the New Timeline.


Carolyn September 25, 2011 at 7:36 am

Wonderful compilation, Kim! My favorite comic is the second from the bottom. Two things we know: Facebook will keep changing and people will keep complaining. I would love to see Facebook change back to its previous format for a day. The people who complained about the last change would be irate! Let’s just wait and see how we Like the changes when they roll out.


mumonthebrink September 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

Very Funny! We hate it, yet still use it!


Jacqueline Gates September 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Definitely a case of ‘a picture says a thousand words’


marquita herald September 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

What I think is this post made me laugh out LOUD and I will gladly pass it on! I really try not to have any sort of knee jerk reaction to this stuff … I mean we know Facebook keeps making changes and there’s not a darn thing we can do about it unless we opt to leave.


Rachel Lavern September 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I’m with the masses who dislike the new changes. However, I do respect Mark Zuckerberg’s right to make whatever changes he desires since it is his ‘baby’ and I am not paying for the service. My favorite cartoon is the Darth Vader one (I’m a Trekkie).


Carolee a.ka. Blogging Biz Mom September 26, 2011 at 5:32 am

Do I like the changes-NO!

I barely get used to one change, then they change that!

Thanks for the early morning laugh!


Aanchal September 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

I too not happy with latest news feed, earlier it gives you option to see posts from all your liked pages but now you have to check by scrolling down….. no option to quick look up of your liked pages posts.


Priya September 26, 2011 at 6:55 am

People are so addicted to FB that they don’t care about any changes, they’ll keep using it….. as a result online marketers too going to stay there.


Nik September 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hi Kim,

Amazing collection, saw a few of them but never as many as these. Some are so true. People just don’t like change. I am sure a lot of people did not even notice since their FarmVille is still working, he he.

The one about the product being sold is also soooo true. People often forget that.



Jaclyn Castro September 27, 2011 at 1:55 am

Kim I thought I had a favorite comic but the more I kept scrolling down the more favorites I had!! I really like the Dr. Seuss one “Send your feedbaack here or there, we won’t read it anywhere”, Morgan Freeman “I don’t need to see all this sh*t”, the THROW TOMATO proposed FB button, I REALLY like the “How many that understand business and economics view those who are whining over the changes” comic!! , OMG I like the mass-exodus comic strip (SO typical!!!!) Lmao!,

Overall for me I am totally accepting of the changes. I don’t find it hurting me, only helping me to connect to all my friends and networks. Why complain when we are merely the product! lol!

Kim, thanks so much for making me crack up today. I’m passing this on!

-Jaclyn Castro


Marvin September 27, 2011 at 3:46 am

Facebook changed lots of features, this is because of user’s demand (majority) I think facebook won’t just change it because they want, if they did it lots of facebook users will go with G+


Sadie-Michaela Harris September 27, 2011 at 6:39 am

Oh Kim! You’ve found some gems! Of your selection here I’d only seen Meh! and sent it to a sound engineering friend who uses that as his catch phrase! I’m liking the new time line, I think it has a nice blog feel to it.


Karla Campos September 27, 2011 at 6:52 am

I love this Kim! Thanks for the laugh this morning : )


Rosemary O'Shaughnessy September 27, 2011 at 7:27 am

Hi Kim,

Thank you for sharing some fun during a busy day. I have to say I like the photo of the baby saying who broke my Facebook. You have a great selection here. Take care Rosemary


Melodie Kantner September 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

I really enjoyed the comics. I’m not a big fan of the changes. I get tired of trying to find things whenever they change it. Oh well, we adjust.


Roshanda Gilmore September 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

Ha HA ! Love the pics Kim, 2 funny!

I’m write down the middle when it comes to Facebook changes. Until I get a virtual assistant that I can trust, I’m pretty swamped with a heavy to do list. So having to figure out how to use the new features and take time to do it is what drives me nuts!

However, if the changes make things better, then its worth it in the end.



Annie September 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Hilarious! The color-coded chart and Leonardo ones are maybe my faves.


Thomas September 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Great collection of pictures Kim. I think they say it all :-)
Thanks for sharing.


Seattle Appraiser September 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Those are hilarious! Some of them really sum things up nicely! Bewildered users playing along with their game….


Joanne Massey-dean September 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Love the comics. It is so true thought. We all disllike or hate change, but then we get used to it and love it enough that we complain wht next time it is changed.


alicia September 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I use to have kind of the same reaction in some of the pictures you posted. They are so funny though! Now, I just take a deep breath and say bring it on, I have to learn it anyway. You brought a big smile to my face, thanks.


Kevin Martineau September 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Hi Kim:

These are awesome! My favourite is the Dr. Seuss one. A friend of mine made this awesome statement: My hope today is that every time Mark Zuckerberg parks his car, it gets towed to a new location so he can’t find it. That way, he’d know how the rest of us feel. :)

Thanks for the laugh!


Emma September 28, 2011 at 4:25 am

Hi Kim,

Oh gosh I really needed a giggle today – thank you!

To be honest, I don’t care if facebook changes or how much! I do find the reactions to the changes very amusing though so I’d say change is good!!

Emma :-)


Pearly Quah September 28, 2011 at 5:16 am

Hi Kimberly.

Thanks for sharing this but I find users put too much complaint. I still find I love facebook and even if FB does all things to benefit itself first, I also feel that is what it deserved ! :-)

Anyway, may thanks for sharing :-) It is also good to know what others think !



Crystal Case September 28, 2011 at 7:53 am

The changes don’t bother me at all and not once have I complained about it, but seeing status updates complaining over and over is definitely annoying. The change complaints will end soon, until the next time anyway, but lets not forget the “Facebook is going to start charging” updates! Right on the log-in page it states “it’s free and always will be” so I just don’t understand why those status updates continue to circulate lol. I’m completely on board with adding a “dislike” and “shut the fuck up button!” :D


Sandip September 28, 2011 at 9:03 am

LOL LOL!! This def needs to be shared. Love the ‘I’m too old for the sh*t’ pic!


Theuns September 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hi Kim
Thanks for this post.

You will always find people that complain about FB or what ever .
I say get use to the change and move on,



Kaye Flack September 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Oh Kim… thats so funny.. thanks for sharing !!


Richard September 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

These are awesome comics. I think most people are a bit confused at the extreme overhaul. It’s interesting because this is probably the first time that a company has made such drastic changes to a product that is so popular as still seems to have so much momentum. It’s pretty risky, but you have to admire facebook for taking the chance and making these kinds of changes before they lose momentum.


Ana September 29, 2011 at 3:57 am

While the changes may be irritating, we do have to remember that the service is free and many of us gain much from it. As long as we are able to function and do what we need to, we can get used to the changes.


Rod September 29, 2011 at 6:38 am

lol! These are awesome!

I’d never really liked the captioned picture meme but the inception one here made me lol hard! :)


reeha September 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

The new changes in Facebook are awesome and great but one thing is very bad. whenever i like something than this like will b shown to all of friends that is why i am feeling insecure here. anyhow over all changes are great.


Kimberly Castleberry October 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

Reeha, do you realize that your likes have ALWAYS been shown to all your friends? That is not new. That is why likes are powerful for your blog. Likes are good exposure for you because when a reader clicks like… all of their friends see that they like your content. This is not brand new in any way. I wouldn’t stress over this change.


Mira September 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

Hilarious! I love the one with Leo and the “facebook and you” picture.


Holly October 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Awesome post, Kim!! I must say I see the changes, but I will learn along with the changes… Do I like it, well it just puts more on my plate to do!! I dont’ really have a choice if I want to use Facebook so I guess I have to change with the times or get left behind!! And we all know as you have pictured above, the change causes great resistance, but in time this too shall pass!! Or the confusion of the new facebook! Cause in time, guess what………………… I am going to guess it will change again too!!


CJ Priestley October 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Those are some funny pics Kim and have to say some of the changes seem a bit overboard, I wish for me I could get rid of whats color coded as the “twitter” section its just plain annoying and overkill.


AstroGremlin October 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

These are hilarious, Kim! Love the one about the free barn and free food — if you aren’t paying, you aren’t the customer, you’re the product.


Chris November 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I think the most annoying part of the recent FB change for me is the arrangement of the pictures. One big picture then two right beside it. The first time I’ve noticed it is I was in shocked because one of my friends there uploaded an upclose pic of her and imagine how big her face is with that size. More than that, I don’t really care at all since I’m not an active user of FB.


Rod December 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

I know what you mean. It gets more and more confusing with time. They felt the need to catch up with google+ and now ruined what they had before.


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