Almost everyone forgot that the first version of the microblog looked extremely shabby. Since its inception, it has been improved almost every day. It was still impossible to repost, and nobody wanted to post their statuses instead of cool posts from girls / guys.
And yes, now it's hard to imagine communication without microblogging. But his appearance completely killed the culture of communication on the wall. Then they communicated more by leaving messages and graffiti on the walls than in HP. And later there were applications with live graffiti, emoticons, and so on. Microblogging killed it almost overnight. Dissatisfied can be understood. I myself do not remember the last time I wrote something or threw music on a friend's wall.
PS. And this is how the whole feed looked with the appearance of reposts ... it was dark time
And there is nothing to return. She's there. It's just that now it's also called microblogging. Battery-powered cars are called electric vehicles, but they don't stop being cars. Here is the same situation. You can open the list of your posts on a separate page by clicking on the number of publications, and notice the inscription "Wall" on the header of the browser tab - here it is, dear.
For those who have not seen the times of the classic VKontakte wall, but constantly hears a joke about the desire to return it (well, you’re kidding, right?), I will explain what it was like in the distant past: all the posts published on the wall were displayed only on this wall - there was no news feed with them; it was impossible to comment on the recordings - they had to respond with a separate note on the person's wall; those rich options for attaching content to a post, which are now, were completely absent; and so on and so on. And, imagine, seeing the first steps towards a full-fledged microblogging, users spat and swore.
I recently talked about the wall here and even showed it: here.
By the way, the current wall is much more convenient than the old one. Those asking her to return now are mostly just supporting this meme.
In 2010, Vkontakte disabled the statuses and the “wall”, replacing them with the “microblog” mode. "Statuses 2.0", as this innovation was nicknamed, carried the function of microblogging and allowed viewing the "status history" of friends, leaving comments. In addition, there were published messages left by users on each other's pages.
Users did not leave the choice between the old and the new interface, which immediately caused a wave of indignation. According to the tradition of VKontakte, a group of those who disagreed with the innovation “We are against microblogging! give us back the wall! Pavel Durov! ”, Which had about 200,000 participants.