I didn’t realize that in the Internet space the expression “‘Tis the season” has nothing to do with being jolly but it’s more like “‘Tis the season to be whiny”. Look at results from a USAToday poll that dared ask the question “How do you feel about Facebook Timeline?”
How can 57% of the respondents say they are quitting Facebook or scream that they want their old profile back when the thing has just been put into wide release in the past 24 or so hours?
If you are an NFL fan you will appreciate that this line of thinking deserves a “C’mon man!” It’s become almost an international pastime to bitch and moan about anything Facebook does. Well, guess what folks? You are not in control on this one. You are simply going to need to accept what is passed down from high atop Mt. Zuckerberg. Oh and in the grand scheme of things this is nothing unless of course you determine who your friends are in bits and bytes vs. handshakes and an evening out.
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So relax. For the record I voted as “I’m indifferent” because there is a lot to digest in this change. And since I can’t change it I will just accept it and move on. The one step I did take was to clean out whatever Facebook put in my Timeline that I would rather not see there.
You have until December 22 to get that done so come down off the ledge and take care of your Facebook Timeline then go have a cup of coffee with a real person. You’ll feel better :-).
CORRECTION 12.16.11 3pm EST:
7-Day Review Period
When Timeline is available to you, a notification will appear at the top of your existing profile. It will give you the option to “Get Timeline” or click “Not Now.”
Once you click “Get Timeline”, you will have seven days to review everything that appears on your Timeline before anyone else can see it. If you choose, you can publish your Timeline right away. If you decide to wait, your Timeline will go live automatically after seven days. Your Timeline will replace your Profile.
If you want to see how your Timeline appears to other people, you can find the “View As” tool under the gear menu at the top of your Timeline. This will let you see how your Timeline appears to a specific friend or the public.
Status update: Have a nice day!
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