Is Facebook becoming MySpace? The folks behind Google+ would sure like you to think that. But, it’s not really a good comparison. The fear is that by letting Internet developers develop their own applications, Facebook runs the risk of becoming aesthetically ugly, albeit, at the willing hands of the user wanting to use the application.
It is indeed true that Facebook has gotten a whole lot more cluttered lately. But, again, I think that’s the fault of our personal networks and not Facebook in general. For instance, if you view only “status updates” in your feed, it’s nearly clean. Not Twitter clean, but some sort of uniformity.
MySpace let each individual customize their own wall. And the problem there was that customizing was a programming challenge, not to mention that many people have no taste. But, the truth is that there’s nothing inherently clean about Google Plus – there simply haven’t been a bunch of apps designed for it yet.