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I distinctly remember how much hatred I had in my heart when I lived through my first UI update. The year was 2009; I had just gotten my braces off and I was ready to smash that ‘Like’ button on my high school crush’s status when I logged into Facebook the first time that week. I was devastated to find that something looked a miss. Text navigation was replaced with iconography, event reminders were further down on the page, and it was altogether unsettling. Who did this? I had just gotten comfortable navigating around the site like a pro, cultivating Farmville success like you wouldn’t believe while returning meaningless ‘Pokes’ at lightning speed. …

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