"The screenshots clearly depict a user homepage where the Facebook Publisher, the status update box that currently resides at the top of your home page, is surprisingly absent. It’s where you can share text, photos, videos, URLs and the like on Facebook. But in a rather strange move, it appears as if the Publisher has been minimized and pushed to the side of a page, as a less intrusive button."Screenie (Courtesy of Mashable via the Next Web):
In addition to being minimized, Facebook Publisher also appears to be morphed into a simple "update status" button, rather than the call-to-action teaser on the current homepage:
I wonder if Facebook is making an effort to discourage the plethora of inane posts such as "Owww! My nose hurtssssssss!" (featured above... inside joke, i hope?).
If so, I think Yammer should follow suit and stop sending me automated e-mails like this one:
Ideas for posting?? Stop encouraging the madness, Yammer!!!
And as for Twitter, I hope it follows suit and .... disappears.