Although Facebook’s f8 conference is intended for developers, this year’s event has gotten more mainstream than ever due to the company’s livestream — along with the viral promotions of the event circulating among people’s news feeds.
Normally one would expect only good things to come from any increase in brand awareness, but this time around Facebook’s f8 seems like it’s driving already unhappy users over the edge.
People who don’t eat, breathe and sleep technology, let alone social media development, still feel overwhelmed by the currently visible alterations of the site and are complaining in the comments sections of every public f8 post going into the news feed.
The most saturated demographic using Facebook’s subscribe button happens to be employees of the social network, plus the developers and technology media attending f8. Many of them appear to have enabled comments by subscribers who aren’t friends.
All of these folks with the subscribe button enabled are posting publicly visible status updates and content links related to f8, and these attendees might be too busy enjoying the event to think about moderating the comments on their walls.
Readers, what kinds of reactions are you seeing to f8 among your Facebook friends?
AllFacebook edited the top image from Shutterstock; the Dr. Seuss graphic below is publicly circulating on Facebook.