UPDATE: Facebook has once again included notifications in the admin panel. It’s kind of annoying to have to do the extra click, but at least it’s there!
Yesterday, I logged into Facebook at work – because yes, I
get have to do Facebook for my job. To my surprise, my admin panel at the top of my page was not as it should be! I hadn’t even read about a new admin panel on Mashable yet, how could it be happening to me?
Well, it looks like I was in one of the first groups to test this newly redesigned panel, and it confirms my belief that Facebook is doing everything it can to drive marketers AWAY from Facebook.
I took a screenshot from a page I never use (note the pathetic numbers). My real pages are confidential, yo. As you can see, the Notifications box was replaced by a listing of your most recent posts and of course an opportunity to promote your posts if you don’t like the numbers. <Mobster Voice> And you won’t like the numbers, know what I mean? </Mobster Voice>
The very first thing that popped into my head was the “unnamed character” in the yellow furry pajamas who exclaims,
I DO NOT LIKE THEM, SAM I AM!
Who knows? The end of this story might mirror the book, when “unnamed character” actually likes Green Eggs and Ham. But now that I’ve gotten used to seeing my most recent notifications so clearly, I doubt I’ll ever be a fan of this new layout.
So now that you know exactly what I think, What say you? Is this change remotely useful to you as a page admin?