It has been slowly been making its way through to millions of users profiles. Not yet mandatory, Timeline will become the new fixed profile layout in the next few weeks. In the beginning users were able to choose whether or not they wanted to convert to Timeline, the option is no more.
So a breakdown of Timeline and why we have a love/hate relationship:
We love Timeline because we can be even more vain and no one can judge us. Flaunting a large picture of yourself on the top of Timeline is not your fault, Facebook created it; you’re just following Facebook right?
It’s an online scrapbook from our daily lives since 2004. We can see everything and everyone that was part of our lives, plus you can now update and tell people some other ‘life events’ you want to share, like first child, a big move or a break up.
It’s more like a personal webpage than a profile. Photos appear larger and posts, comments and videos read like a newspaper rather than reading down a wall making the user feel more modern.
Then there are plenty of reasons why we hate Timeline. The biggest one? No one likes change. Just when we were all settled and comfortable with the profile format and the new home page news feed, Facebook has to drop another bombshell change on us. This means a lot of learning and figuring out what is what, all over again.
Privacy settings are not as private as before. Many complaints have been made and it seems Facebook is trying to fix this issue.
Bad memories! Who really wants to go back to 2004 when you thought blonde highlights were a good idea and thought you could out drink the college freshman or what about those old posts from your jerk of an ex. Every wall post, comment and photo will be displayed for all your friends to view. For some users, that is not a good thing.
There are many blogs, comments, posts, tweets about the new Timeline, and they aren’t very positive. Many users are threatening to cancel their account and switch over to Google+. But with over 800 million active users, not sure if that really will affect Facebook’s number one spot on the social media leader board. Until then, accept the changes and enjoy seeing the last few years of life flash before you and everyone else’s eyes, Happy Timelining!
Author Bio:- Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, and Babysitting, find a nanny tips etc. You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com.