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Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:42 pm

Hello,

I changed to the new Facebook "timeline" profile layout (will become standard for all very soon!) today. I really like the fact I can pull up individual months right back to when I joined FB in 2007. It's a great way to track things I have written in the past! You can also use it to add pictures of you from before Facebook existed - but in doing so can put them in the correct year.

Apart from those few a.netters I'm personal friends with and I know have also switched over today, is anyone else on here using the new Facebook?

For those unsure what I'm writing about, check it out here


The preview link doesn't do it justice - you really need to switch it on to appreciate it.


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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:17 pm

I just changed it, and I like that it's only on the profile-screen only, as I go that screen only a few times. I hope they don't make any radical changes to News Feed screen, for abit anyway
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:18 pm

I ain't used to this new-fangled technology!   
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:40 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
What Do You Think?  

Wretched. I loathe the day they force me to go to it. If only some of my friends weren't only contactable by FB...
 
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:56 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):
Wretched. I loathe the day they force me to go to it

Agreed. I enjoyed Facebook when it was a lot simpler and better laid-out. I relaize it's supposed to be more 'organized', but I think it just looks even less so. Besides, at the moment I can't think of any reason why whatever I posted in the past is important enough to retrieve and have on permanent display...I really didn't care when old stuff got pushed to the bottom and out of sight. Normally I'd be open to new stuff, but I think they messed up here.
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:05 am

I like the part where everything takes 5 minutes to load and the screen keeps scrolling on me as more stuff loads. It has made me a quicker and briefer reader.
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:39 am

Well FB better start having a more efficient response to problems. I have 2 accounts, both are blocked not my fault, they requested a copy of my id sent it over 12 times, still no response. 5 days+ and counting, this sucks badly.
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:21 am

"They changed it, now it sucks."


We've heard it when they opened it up to high school kids. We heard it when they opened it up to everybody. We heard it when they put in the news feed. We heard it when they reorganized the news feed. Twice. Now we're gonna hear it again with a profile page that most people will probably never visit.

And yet it grows by leaps and bounds. I guess everyone needs something to complain about.
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:35 am

New Zealand was used as the launch country for the new FB last week and I changed over within the first few mins of it going live after doing the quick tour. I like how easy it is to find older posts/status updates from over the years and I also like the new photo feature as the top of the page
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:41 am

Not too shabby. I have to play around with it.  
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:27 am

I miss this.

 
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:30 am

Not too crazy about it, but I can adjust to it. I like some features.

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 10):

Eww. I hated that design. If you wanted to write on a friend's wall you had to search through ALL the boxes and apps just to find the one where you could post. Timeline is loads better.
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:53 am

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 7):
"They changed it, now it sucks."


We've heard it when they opened it up to high school kids. We heard it when they opened it up to everybody. We heard it when they put in the news feed. We heard it when they reorganized the news feed. Twice. Now we're gonna hear it again with a profile page that most people will probably never visit.

And yet it grows by leaps and bounds. I guess everyone needs something to complain about.

Certainly true, myself included.

However, I go on Facebook MAYBE once a month these days. A lot of that has to do with how complex it's gotten. I didn't like when they added apps, didn't like when they added the newsfeed, didn't like how the profile page looked when they switched it, etc, and my usage went down with each change. So now it's been relegated to very-rarely-visited status.

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 10):
I miss this.

I most certainly don't miss that. Rewind by 3 more years, maybe.
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:51 am

Hey look, it's Myspace. Can't wait until I'm forced to use this.   
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:23 am

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Quoting zippyjet (Reply 9):
I have to play around with it.

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Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:04 pm

I don't mind it. I tried to resist but I got sucked into adding crap to my timeline. Mad to see old statuses & pics pop up. It does kind of remind me of Bebo though...
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:50 pm

I've had it for a few months now.. I just changed my account to a so called 'developer account'. So I think I've used it since September or so. I definitely had to get used to it. I am considering de-activating and then re-activating the profile in order to delete my visible timeline to others.
 
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:32 pm

I absolutely hate it. Timeline makes it really tough to navigate friend profiles. Also, I'd rather not have some older posts readily accessible.

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
Hey look, it's Myspace. Can't wait until I'm forced to use this.

This.

Its awful. MySpace got killed for a reason.
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:07 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):
If only some of my friends weren't only contactable by FB...

Might be time to think about some new friends...
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:21 pm

Thanks for the reminder, I thought I would adjust it although it isn't available publicly just yet, trying to get used to it; probably a good idea to remove a few pictures and like pages.

The timeline feature is interesting, and it is fun to go back through different parts.
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:48 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):

Wretched. I loathe the day they force me to go to it. If only some of my friends weren't only contactable by FB...

Simple solution. Download the browser extension Social Fixer, which allows you to customize the appearance of pages on Facebook and allows you to essentially undo the changes Facebook seems to make on a constant basis.

http://socialfixer.com/

I started using it several months back and while there's been times in which Facebook has made changes that undid some of the tweaks the extension changed, I've been happy keeping as many of these changes at bay as best as I can.
 
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:16 pm

Quoting stealthz (Reply 18):
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):
If only some of my friends weren't only contactable by FB...

Might be time to think about some new friends...

Like my high school friends that went to different colleges? My friend that moved to Israel?? If I can see a friend in person I will any day over FB, but you can't expect me to fly on ATL-TLV every time I want to see how my friend is doing. Some people I know don't have texting, limited minutes, and hardly check their email so FB is the only way to keep up with them. The OP asked a question, I gave my opinion. Fair enough?
 
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Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:55 pm

Changed over to the new layout on Thursday and must say I am very impressed with it. Makes everything much easier and I like being able to see things that were in the past. Very happy with it  

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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:48 am

I changed my the beginning of last week. I love it. My favourite part is the map feature and I like that you can set the locations of your pictures and then they show up on the map.

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 10):
I miss this.

I was actually just trying to remember how Facebook used to look just the other day. When I first signed up in 2005 it was very, very different.
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:46 am

What I can't figure out with the new facebook layout, is why are there 2 boxes of friends.

Any idea on why they did that.
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Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:17 am

I just switched, not too bad. Pretty easy to set up and to get used to it...

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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:07 pm

Can someone go back to the old set up if they want to?
I think Facebook runs off some users when they shift things around like this.

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MySpace got killed for a reason.

MySpace is still around, just not as popular.
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Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:39 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 26):
Can someone go back to the old set up if they want to?
I think Facebook runs off some users when they shift things around like this.

No, once on the timeline you are stucked forever...

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:09 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 27):
No, once on the timeline you are stucked forever...

That really sucks!
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Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:28 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
That really sucks!

Welcome to facebook... Did you really expect anything different from them?   

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:09 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 29):
Welcome to facebook... Did you really expect anything different from them?

I read somewhere that everyone will have the timeline by December 25.

IMO, this is the first change that facebook introduced in a while that I actually like. I like the idea of the cover photo on your profile, I find it more organized and interesting. Although, like most people, I prefer the OLD (2009) version of facebook. Some people would say it sucks for now but we'll eventually get used to it.  

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:44 pm

I'm curious how much of a timeline FB will have for me considering I delete posts off my wall after about 24 hours or so. No posts, no history for them really. Only tagged photos are kept on my wall now since taking them off my wall for some reason takes the tag out...drives me nuts!
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Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:09 pm

Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 30):
I read somewhere that everyone will have the timeline by December 25.

Yes, 25th and 26th the timeline will be activated and then you have to use it anyway...

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 31):

If you deleted them, then they won't show up in the timeline as well. And if you post in that timeline, you still can decide who to share the info with.

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Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:32 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 32):
If you deleted them, then they won't show up in the timeline as well.

That's what I figured. I'm wondering if I can build in some history when it pops up. I'll have to play with it once I get changed over LOL.
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Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:58 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 29):
Welcome to facebook... Did you really expect anything different from them?

Well said, Wilco737.

This whole bunch of changes are way too complicated and not usable - large picture thumbnails being spread everywhere, a wall that is divided into two columns and many other features that I really don't like. Having a great experience on #Twitter, I am not paying too much attention to Facebook lately.

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Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:03 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 32):
If you deleted them, then they won't show up in the timeline as well. And if you post in that timeline, you still can decide who to share the info with.

Well, it turns out that when I contacted FB last year for a little help deleting the wall posts, all they did was just hide them. I am in the process of converting over to the timeline now and all the original posts are popping back up now. So, I am going through deleting the wall posts that I no longer want.

However, I am adding a bunch of stuff too like Life Events, travel, tagging pictures with locations which updates my map, etc. I'm actually liking this timeline thing and am really putting effort into making a good timeline for my friends to see!!!

The bad thing is that in this version of IE that I am working in on my work computer, the timeline is very glitchy. It works much better on my home computer using Mozilla.
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:14 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 3):
Wretched. I loathe the day they force me to go to it. If only some of my friends weren't only contactable by FB...

This is exactly my situation. If my whole network of aviation friends weren't on Facebook, I'd delete it faster than you could say the darned word. I've made my negative feelings toward the site known in the past, but with this, I am seriously shifting towards a deep resentment. I know I shouldn't give it that much energy, but having my past dredged up for all to see against my will is a step a little too far for me.



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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:39 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 32):

Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 30):
I read somewhere that everyone will have the timeline by December 25.

Yes, 25th and 26th the timeline will be activated and then you have to use it anyway...

mine hasn't changed yet
  
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RE: Facebooks New 'Timeline' Look, What Do You Think?

Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:11 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 32):
Yes, 25th and 26th the timeline will be activated and then you have to use it anyway...

Nope, I wasn´t even offered to switch to Timeline and its 30.12 now...

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Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:33 am

I'm liking it due to the suggest friends tab is easier to spot, and use.
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