Jessica Fishbein, a 37 year-old Miami high school English teacher, is leading a protest against Facebook, but not for the reasons you might think (like, too many students superpoking each other on iPhones, in the middle of a very serious discussion on the oxford comma). She hates the new layout, and is encouraging people to boycott the social networking site next weekend.
As a leader of the Facebook group "1,000,000 against the new Facebook layout", she's been chatting with media folks lately to spread her valiant message, including The LA Times' Technology blog, today:
"The members of our group want action," she said. "They want to take a stand to make a statement to show that we are still on Facebook, we are not leaving necessarily, but Facebook really needs to listen to our feedback and make some adjustments."
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As for the instructions for the protest:
By 11:59 PM (in your region) on 17 October -- be sure to log off. Do not log back in no matter how tempting until 12:00 AM (in your region) 20 October.
On 20 October we all log back in and see if there has been a response of any kind. A blog, a post.... anything. If not, we repeat the process...
Fishbien could use her flair for protest for more pressing causes, but personally after a week's worth blogging, I'm all for ignoring Facebook for a weekend, whether it's for a "cause" or not.