Oh No, Not Again

In the immortal words of the guy from Alien who met the first face hugger thing and then in Spaceballs went through the experience again… Oh no… not again.

April Fools.

10 seconds on twitter was enough of a reminder. Every company on Earth will release fake press releases today. Sigh. I think I am about as over it as one can be.

Remember the first time Google did an April Fools ad? It was clever, it was funny, it was cool. Then the next year they did it again and so did a couple of other companies. Clever. Interesting. Worth a laugh. Then every company on Earth and that was it. Done. 99% of them are stupid and insipid and seem like they were thrown together at 11:00pm on March 31st.

Folks… let’s stop now, m’kay? This is proof that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, right? Right.

Facebook Graph Search

I like Facebook’s Timeline.  Now I’m looking forward to this.

However…

Facebook users, prepare for the onslaught of hate!  Prepare for weeks upon weeks of news feeds flooded with bitching and moaning and “I want the old Facebook back!”

Do any of the people who were furious three or four revisions ago honestly still wish they had the old format back?  I doubt it.  Timeline is cool.  Graph Search could be cool too.  It might suck to the high heaven, but it might be cool.

Let’s face it, the minute Facebook stops evolving it becomes Myspace.  Speak up if you want that.  >insert sound of crickets chirping here<

Change is good, people.  Embrace the new.