facebook POP QUIZ #3: Why So Many SETTINGS Pages? Can You Do It In One?

why does facebook have so many settings pages?

As facebook gets slower, the time we spend “hunting” for certain settings gets exponentially longer. Maybe facebook needs a pref/settings control panel like Firefox or Chrome. Cause this pulldown, open page, hunt for setting, pulldown different page, hunt for setting… I can tell you I’m on a pretty fast connection and it just about makes me want to give up facebook.

So you might want to familiarize yourself with these pages:

1. Account Settings – general stuff, like your account name, contact info and stuff.

2. Privacy Settings – I have recently changed from friends only. While I am an open book if you look for me, the stuff I do on facebook is a bit more personal. I don’t want to know who you are. But there are a few folks, who… let’s just say, “it’s complicated.” And I’d suggest you turn off a lot of the stuff in this area. facebook, in an attempt at being innovative has gone overboard with sharing and re-sharing features. It’s almost too much to keep up with.

3. Application Settings – where you can limit external applications from posting stuff on your wall. A couple of them started rewriting my status message rather than just updating my wall. And that sucked. (see: blip.fm’s facebook integration)

@jmacofearth
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