If you use websites like Facebook, Twitter, and even WordPress you will be all too familiar with the experience of loading up a page and being confronted with a whole new format! Today when I logged onto WordPress and hit the button for Write a Post, the image on the screen, the location of buttons and tools etc. were completely different! It is the computer equivalent of walking into your living room to find that all the furniture has been rearranges and some of the things you use regularly are hidden from view. Do we survive it? Of course! Do we like it? Absolutely not!
This is not to say that we don’t quickly adapt to the new layout and months later we probably don’t really remember what it used to be like. Every time Facebook changes the format there is a several day flurry of complaints. We are creatures of habit and regardless of how we may pride ourselves on our flexibility, change causes anxiety.