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Will Facebook Become More ‘Brand Friendly’ and Less ‘User Friendly’ with New Look?

OK, I admit it. I’m a Facebook junkie, but my love for social media has its limits.

Earlier this week, I declared to my husband (whom I met when he started flirting with me on Facebook four years ago), that I am bored and disgruntled with Facebook. I even toyed with the idea of kicking the habit– at least for a while.

Now, I’ve learned that Facebook is rolling out a new look and new functionality tomorrow. (Every time they do this, I like the site less.)

According to PR Daily, the new look will include multiple news streams and is designed to keep us engaged with the site for longer stretches of time and to show us more “brand friendly” views. I assume this means we will have to hunt more for real news and, as a consequence, be exposed to more advertising.

I’m already really annoyed that on the iPhone and the iPad ads are inserted into my “news” feed. Well, people, expect more.

Check out this article about the proposed (and rumored) changes: 3 imminent Facebook changes that could affect brands

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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