Facebook enforces timeline by August 8
2 August 2012
Facebook’s 800 million users around the world no longer have a choice as Timeline has been made compulsory starting from August 8.
Users who have yet to switch to the new look are being served a preview of their redesigned profile before it goes live to their friends on in six days time.
First announced by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive, company’s annual developers’ conference in San Francisco last September, Timeline allows users a much more visually impact profile and the ability to share the story of their whole lives.
Zuckerberg explained the thinking behind Timeline at the conference, saying: “Millions of people curate stories of their lives on Facebook every day and have no way to share them once they fall off your profile page...we have been working on ‘timeline’ all year…it’s the story of your life and completely new way to express yourself.
Using his own profile to demonstrate the new timeline, Zuckerberg showed photos of himself as a baby which he has inserted into the new profile page which is organized by years.
However, users across the site were up in arms about the forced change, which was first mooted earlier this year and is quite a dramatically different way each member displays their personal information.
However, it remains to be seen how forcing Facebook users into such a radical change of their most personal page on the site, will fare with the majority of members.
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