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Platform Changes: Get Me Off This Crazy Ride

By riasharon |

This week in my world: Instragram changed its filters, Netflix slash Qwikster (or whatever they are called now) totally effed up their business model, and the new Facebook ticker and sharing options have me feeling like I’m on the tilt-a-whirl.

Seriously, people. Pleeeease. Stop!

Yes, social media is fast and furious. And yes, we we’re already pulling all-nighters to keep up with content. So I’m a little salty about the fact that I’ve had to add a learning curve across multiple platforms in the same week. WTH?!

I can’t help but agree with Stacey that it seems like Facebook is scrambling to stay relevant with its new rival, Google Plus. Actually, I think everyone is scrambling to stay relevant with everyone else… Instagram and Streamzoo, Netflix and AppleTV… whatever. But from the outside looking in a.k.a. the user’s perspective, all these moves seem reactionary and I’m sorry, They. Are. A. Pain. In. My. Ass!!!

I don’t think I’m alone on this. Check the stream, peeps. Yes I mean, the Twitter stream — and thank God, that’s been consistent (at least this week). In our online world that changes faster than the weather, I’m going to make a case for stability. There’s a winning play there for the someone/platform/social network who has the courage to stay the same. C’mon, who’s going to have the quiet confidence to say, “We’re good. You guys can chase your tails. We’re going to hang here for a bit. We’re going to be the ones everyone can count on for now. We’ll ask our community what they want before we make any rash moves. Thanks.”

What a novel idea… asking. I mean, we have the technology! In all the scrambling, is anyone asking the people who actually use their platforms? Okay, maybe they are but they just didn’t ask ME.

I’m logging off ALL of you for the weekend.

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Ria Sharon is a blogger, a single mom of two fantastic humans, and a digital publisher. She’s the co-founder of HopefulWorld.org and blogs at MyMommyManual.com, both online spaces that support mindfulness and personal development in their own way.

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0 thoughts on “Platform Changes: Get Me Off This Crazy Ride

  1. Manish says:

    that’s why it’s called being on the bleeding edge! welcome to view of life in Silicon valley :-)

  2. Gypsie says:

    Too many networks have gone nutters. they really don’t need to keep changing stuff all the time. It’s NOT really better than the last interface.. get a clue developers! ugh!

  3. Ria Sharon says:

    Manish, I’m sure it’s warp speed over there on the edge! Yikes! Gypsie… it does seem like it, doesn’t it?

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