Facebook has rolled out yet another change. The Timeline feature was officially launched yesterday. After quite a bit of hoopla, the new format is receiving mixed reviews. Some people love it, others hate it. Personally, I was very skeptical, so I decided to check it out. I’m usually resistant to change, but this is actually pretty cool! It allows you to easily revisit your past and highlight specific incidents of importance. While converting my personal page over I found some funny pictures, quotes and wall posts that I had completely forgotten about. I found it enjoyable to relive my past year on Facebook (yes, I only joined a year ago. I wanted pictures from a friend’s wedding, now I am a complete addict).
I could, however, see where there would be quite a bit of backlash to this new format. It would be unpleasant for those who post (or have friends who post) embarrassing, personal and hurtful material to their walls. This is why the wise folks at Facebook have given us 7 days to review our Timelines and delete or hide any posts that we do not want others to see. Of course, you still have to rehash and filter through EVERYTHING you EVER posted on the social network.
If you think the new Timeline is not for you, well that’s too bad. Change is a ‘coming. You can delay the inevitable shift for another week. Timeline goes live for all Facebook users on 12/23/2011. Below is a link to an article from PC World that gives you some tips on how to handle the shift. What do you think? Is it a change for better or for worse? Let us know at www.Facebook.com/OnePowerfulSolution