Facebook’s Introduction of the News Feed
Scrolling through your personalized news feed on Facebook is now the norm, but people were not happy about the introduction of the news feed back in 2006.
One group planned a 24-hour boycott for Sept. 12 of that year in response to the introduction of Facebook’s news feed. Others signed a Change.org petition against the update and hundreds of thousands joined a Facebook group, “Students Against Facebook News Feed,” TechCrunch reported at the time.
Despite the backlash, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the introduction of the news feed in a public post he titled, “Calm down. Breathe. We hear you.” Meanwhile, the news feed has stuck around.