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Mad at Facebook? New changes rankle fans


Facebook unveiled a new look to its users' homepages and some fans aren't cottoning to the changes.

The biggest change involves the news feeds. Previously, posts appeared in chronological order. Now Facebook organizes posts as top stories based on what the social media site's computers think users will find interesting.

Facebook told media outlets that the rationale for the new layout was to be similar to how newspapers display their content. The goal, the company said, was to match whether a Facebook user logs in regularly or infrequently.

A blue triangle at the top of the page allows you to remove top stories or turn a normal post into a top story. Facebook hopes this will allow them to make better and more customized news feeds for users.

Facebook also is now organizing your friends into lists so that coworkers, former classmates, friends and family are grouped together. Users can filter by friend lists and hide particular individuals or story types.

Many Facebook users are expressing annoyance with the changes, taking to Twitter and Facebook to voice their complaints.

Mark Arum wrote on Twitter that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, "apparently hired the genius behind New Coke to run Facebook."

Some media outlets are reporting that more changes are in store in the coming days.

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