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Facebook users revolt against site’s redesign

More than 1.7 million Facebook users have joined a protest against another redesign of the popular social networking site, in one of the biggest consumer revolts seen in the online world.

As of midday on Monday, the Facebook group called Petition Against the New Facebook had 1,727,394 disgruntled members, while a Facebook-sponsored poll on the redesign had received more than 1.2 million votes, with just 75,000 approving the new look.

The redesign was foisted on the site, which boasts of 175 million worldwide users, late last week in a bid by Facebook to better compete with microblogging sites such as Twitter while also making its pages more advertiser friendly.

Opponents of the new design say it clutters their home page with updates from people they don’t care about, while also limiting the number of features available to users.

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This article was originally posted on IBNLive.com

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