Facebook to launch Timeline for all users in next few weeks

If you are a Facebook user, and chances are -you are one, and you have yet to see the new Timeline profile replace the old profile on your page, it shouldn't be long before you will have to deal with it, like it or not.

The company announced on its official blog page today that Timeline will soon become the mandatory profile page for all Facebook users worldwide "over the next few weeks."

Timeline was first announced in September and went live in December, but the new profile didn't go live everywhere at once at that time. That will be changing very soon, apparently. As we have reported before, Facebook will allow its users to preview their Timeline page privately for seven days before it becomes the permanent profile page for your account.

The main page of your Timeline profile makes your messages look more like a chronological tree of events and messages, with special emphasis given to major events in a person's life such as a wedding, a new job and more. Some users of Facebook, as one might expect, have expressed their preferrence for the old profile page design. However, it looks like this Facebook change is sticking around.

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Same sob story from all the users over and over, "I hate the timeline" , "It sucks!" bla bla bla. You guys have said it about the Youtube page, the Old (but still new-ish Facebook profile page) and just about everything that requires change.

I give it two weeks after Timeline rolls out you will love it, then when a new update comes I can see, "I want to stay with timeline! :'("

Just deal with it. The majority of people enjoy it, thus the reason why they are rolling it out. Oh, and a lot of people complained about the Facebook Ticker, now a lot of people could not deal with out it so it seems.

nothings private anymore on FB. i barely use FB or Google+ to care anyway

problem with this Timeline, when an old friend has deleted you a year ago. you can still track that use by going into the Timeline.

DChiuch said,
WHY MUST I ZIGZAG ACROSS THE PAGE TO READ
WHY CAN'T I SIMPLY READ DOWN THE PAGE
WHYYYY

What is this zigzagging across the page malarkey I keep seeing people complain about? Either you have a really really low screen resolution or your browser sucks. I can scroll down down down as its always been.

DChiuch said,
WHY MUST I ZIGZAG ACROSS THE PAGE TO READ
WHY CAN'T I SIMPLY READ DOWN THE PAGE
WHYYYY

In the olden days when we used to read books, our eyes used to zigzag down the page from line to line. In fact, this skill has mostly carried over to reading text on the Internet. What's up?

Timble said,
In the olden days when we used to read books, our eyes used to zigzag down the page from line to line. In fact, this skill has mostly carried over to reading text on the Internet. What's up?
In the olden days people used to read one line then the next, but only one page at a time. Given the spacing that Facebook has created (like the example above) it seems like they want you to read the start of page 1, then flip to the start of page 2, then flip back to page 1 for the 2nd paragraph, etc.

Intrinsica said,
I think he's talking about this: http://i.imgur.com/l3dY5.jpg

Ahh, never knew what this big "zig zag" is all about. I read them straight down however I guess you can just "Highlight" everything LOL and that'll put them fully across the width of the page.

Also, if someone comments on one of the posts or clicks Like, it can adjust the arrangement (meaning that post on the left is now on the right). This can be rather annoying if you're trying to look for something specific that so-n-so posted...

Also, pictures and videos can cause it to go left left right left right right left left. That's the problem with the "zigzag" as it's inconsistent, not just left to right...

jasonon said,
o gosh this is my least favorite of the recent facebook updates

Mine too. Honestly though, there are some sites and companies that really nail their updates... Facebook ain't one of them... :-\

Not that I don't like change but people left myspace because it became too cluttered, facebook was clean and simple not they've gone and screwed with the formula for revenue and mass appeal. It happens to every social site, neat and functional then as it gains popularity, the moneymakers get their paws on it then it goes downhill. Sigh.

Sadelwo said,
Not that I don't like change but people left myspace because it became too cluttered, facebook was clean and simple not they've gone and screwed with the formula for revenue and mass appeal. It happens to every social site, neat and functional then as it gains popularity, the moneymakers get their paws on it then it goes downhill. Sigh.

Absolutely agreed. The new Timeline is very cluttered and counter intuitive.

It's funny how we're on a tech site, where we encounter changes in hardware and software every year. Yet when Facebook changes its layout you all start whining like a bunch of kids.
Serious amounts of manning up required here.

it would have been nice of fagbook to ask if I wanted timeline or not and the choice of either instead of just foisting it on me as I actually don't like it after trialling it for a month I have come to the conclusion that it's **** and I don't want it

Forced on us just because Facebook constantly likes changing the user interface. I tried to "Like" the timeline really but I found it entirely disorganized, in your face and the page's responsiveness is like a million Javascripts running on it. Some reason at least to drive myself away from FB.

What I dont like about Timeline is privacy: Some things have changed and things that were private before, arent any more.....

If Im mistaken, please say so.

Thumbnail of friends you have.
Thumbnail of pictures.
Thumbnail of likes.
Thumbnail of maps....

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