Opinion: Facebook's Redesign Failure
Transcript of the podcast:
Hello this is bloggi signing on from the west German city of Düsseldorf.
Today I would like to talk to you about the re design of Facebook.
To cut a long story short: It is the worst heap of crap metal I have seen in a long time in terms of usability and accessibility.
While all the world goes mobile FACEBOOK ties ball and chains around the ankles of its users.
As of today, the mobile version of facebook at m.facebook.com is no longer available. Instead the browser is forced to whatever national language version there is of the non mobile website. Hard luck, if you are traveling abroad with a slim device.
Even to send Facebook feedback on their failure, you need to run a browser that incorporates Flash. Otherwise, the feedback window will not open.
What, if you are on a mobile device or simply don't go for making easy things unnecesarily complex? Well, then Facebook is not for you any longer.
Finally, have you tried to upload photos to Facebook from where it is the most interesting? Well.
Out of luck again, if you try it from a mobile.
Unless, that is, you are prepared to pay the ransom fees of using multimedia messaging. No mobile e-mail address available like with sensible services to the tunes of Utterz.com or Brightkite.
Conclusion: Eventually Facebook will fade away. Hopefully.