Facebook: 'Friends' and 'Only Friends' don't mean the same thing?Mikey 6 comments
Maybe I'm a little too close to this whole usability philosophy, given my day job as a web designer sees me making things as easy as they can be for users.
But when I logged into Facebook just now I was presented with what I can only describe as a confusing choice to make.
The screen shot above asks me if I want to make certain details available to friends, or available to only friends. I didn't realise there was a difference. Or it could be I'm not seeing an obvious distinction between these 2 options - or maybe Facebook just dropped the usability ball.
Anyway, I know I would have presented these options a lot differently. So for now, I'm still unclear what to do because as I see it, both options mean the same thing.
It still amazes me that companies the size of Facebook still show signs of not having consulted with a UI/Usability person. They're not the only ones (I'm looking at you Google), but seriously anyone can see that users shouldn't be presented with choices that make no sense.