Anyone who has a Facebook and checks it regularly has probably noticed that they’ve begun to offer a ton of new features. There’s everything from a classifieds section to a movies rating section to a “super poke” function.
Nick Denton wishes facebook would go back to the days when it was a nice clean interface. I agree in some aspects. I’ve come to like some of the new features. The news feed has grown on me. I use the Movies rating system. But I think it’s a bit too much.
One of the commenters at the above link labeled this as the “MySpace-ification” of Facebook. I disagree. I think it’s much more similar to Google’s previous policy of throwing a bunch of shit at a wall and seeing what sticks. A few years ago, Google was turning out beta versions of new stuff left and right, many of which were still imperfect and didn’t catch on. I’ve noticed when using some of the new facebook features that I’ll often get error messages (that’s one similarity to Myspace, for sure). Mark Zuckerberg has gone feature-happy and launches new programs before they’re even finished.