06/09/2011 07:36 BST | Updated 05/11/2011 05:12 GMT

Facebook and the pop-up Instructions

So, Facebook rolled out a whole load of new updates last week.

Did you notice the little pop-up giving you instructions to explain all the new features?

Did you read it?

I have to admit that I didn't. Maybe it's because of where I work and because I had read the Mashable article explaining all the changes (or maybe it's because I'm arrogant enough to think that I know it all), but I was curious about how many people outside of the industry read it?

Over the weekend I witnessed a couple of friends using Facebook and saw them all stab wildly in annoyance at the little pop-up box trying to explain any new features that might cause confusion. I wonder how long it will be until they start complaining that they don't understand how to do something that would have been explained to them if they had carried on reading?

I wonder if we have got to a stage where we feel so comfortable with the interface of Facebook that we just don't believe that anything it changes could possibly stump us. Facebook implements so many changes all the time without saying a word, so have we all just learnt to carry on blindly and learn as we go along from our mistakes?

It was only the other week that I was grumbling on here about the fact that Facebook changes stuff all the time without using a pop-up to explain the changes but now that they've actually done it and I've witnessed people not only ignoring the pop-up, but getting angry at the sheer cheek of it trying to interrupt their daily dose of stalking, that I now understand why they don't usually bother.

What do you think? Did you read the instructions? Did you like the pop-up or was it merely a hindrance that aggravated you?