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(The Consumerist)   Facebook Timeline launches this week. All users given the choice to either: A) Take it, B) Take it, or C) Take it   (consumerist.com) divider line 48
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2012-01-25 08:15:12 AM  
Right, but Zuckerberg has already promised that anybody who is unhappy with the change will receive a half-price credit for the Facebook account lasting up to 6 months, which is pretty generous by any standard. Also, a free subscription to a weekly list of Consumerist articles greenlit on Fark. Pretty awesome when you think about it.
 
2012-01-25 08:22:24 AM  
They'll get over it
 
2012-01-25 08:28:31 AM  
grrrrr change rabble rabble rabble
 
2012-01-25 08:41:18 AM  
Yay, I've really been looking for a way to make Facebook look more like Myspace.
 
2012-01-25 09:07:01 AM  
I switched to Timeline, because I couldn't think of a reason why not to. I am indifferent about this Facebook change.

But I do enjoy the creativity you can have with the cover and profile pic.
 
2012-01-25 09:13:20 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Meh, that's so 1980's.
 
2012-01-25 09:16:34 AM  
Does anyone even pay attention to their own pages on Facebook? Is there a reason people are melting down about this beyond the normal "OMG Facebook changes!"?

I enabled this quite a while back and was thunderstruck by the "meh".
 
2012-01-25 09:21:05 AM  
I prefer D: Suck my dick while I delete my FB account altogether.
 
2012-01-25 09:24:20 AM  
or D) leave it.
 
2012-01-25 09:28:37 AM  
Yeah, because forced software/platform upgrades are a new thing. How dare Facebook do this. Oh, and its free.

Remember boys and girls:
If you are getting something for free, you are NOT the customer: you are the product.
 
2012-01-25 09:31:38 AM  
Ugh, I can't wait to go back and delete all the photos I previously deleted in 2005-2009.
 
2012-01-25 09:34:33 AM  
Challenge accepted Facebook! I have barely ever made wall posts in the 2 years I've had an account. And those that I made were generally only interesting to 1 or 2 people as they were mostly just responses to someone else or me posting the occasional video/photo. So yeah, do your worst Facebook! Try and make a timeline out of my account, I dare you!

/Is actually intrigued to see what mine will look like.
 
2012-01-25 09:34:48 AM  

RyansPrivates: Yeah, because forced software/platform upgrades are a new thing. How dare Facebook do this. Oh, and its free.

Remember boys and girls:
If you are getting something for free, you are NOT the customer: you are the product.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-25 09:48:06 AM  
What I don't like about mine is that it puts a lot of useless shiat up really large in the window, and the postings, the only part I give a shiat about, are down the bottom left corner in a little window. I have to see if I can customize that.
 
2012-01-25 09:52:48 AM  

mainstreet62: I prefer D: Suck my dick while I delete my FB account altogether.


D is always the best choice. FB is stalker central.
 
2012-01-25 10:00:19 AM  
I don't get the hate....didn't like it at first, now I actually like it.
 
2012-01-25 10:16:48 AM  

TimeWaste: I switched to Timeline, because I couldn't think of a reason why not to. I am indifferent about this Facebook change.

But I do enjoy the creativity you can have with the cover and profile pic.


I actually quite like the change and I'm not sure why so many people hate it. I think it looks a lot better than the "old" template.

I guess some people are just always resistant to change.

mainstreet62: I prefer D: Suck my dick while I delete my FB account altogether.


And by delete you mean "take it offline" while all of your information is still there, exactly where you left it, for Facebook to do what it wants with it, right?
 
2012-01-25 10:28:08 AM  
I never signed up to any social network and I absolutely applaud my smart decision, what started out as a 'collegiate software' ended up being used by everybody and their brother.

The way I see it, my private life is private, and my public personna is like an open book.

I laugh at those idiots putting and placing their compromising pictures so that any business with an H.R office can laugh while they consider them candidates for work.
 
2012-01-25 10:45:45 AM  

Cndn Bacon: TimeWaste: I switched to Timeline, because I couldn't think of a reason why not to. I am indifferent about this Facebook change.

But I do enjoy the creativity you can have with the cover and profile pic.

I actually quite like the change and I'm not sure why so many people hate it. I think it looks a lot better than the "old" template.

I guess some people are just always resistant to change.

mainstreet62: I prefer D: Suck my dick while I delete my FB account altogether.

And by delete you mean "take it offline" while all of your information is still there, exactly where you left it, for Facebook to do what it wants with it, right?


I put the bare minimum info on Facebook. I don't put any of my pictures on Facebook save for a couple. Once they're on there, Facebook owns the rights to them. That is where I say FARK THAT.
 
2012-01-25 10:56:17 AM  
I don't see the problem, to be quite honest with you.
 
2012-01-25 11:00:42 AM  

Cndn Bacon: And by delete you mean "take it offline" while all of your information is still there, exactly where you left it, for Facebook to do what it wants with it, right?


The problem with data mining is that it needs to be up to date data. If all their data is "This guy visited these sites and likes these statues six months ago -- a year ago -- two years ago" and no new information is being added, its value drops off pretty fast. If they could make money off of the data they already have, and they didn't need more -- why bother "making improvements"? Let thing go all MySpace and just ride the cash cow for eternity.
 
2012-01-25 11:02:00 AM  
I'm not even in most of the few pictures I've posted there over the years. Most of my posts are text, or linking back to my journal, where most of my pictures are.
 
2012-01-25 11:03:36 AM  

mainstreet62: I put the bare minimum info on Facebook. I don't put any of my pictures on Facebook save for a couple. Once they're on there, Facebook owns the rights to them. That is where I say FARK THAT.


stateimpact.npr.org

Look, we want you to express yourself, okay? Now if you feel that the bare minimum is enough, then okay. But some people choose to wear more and we encourage that, okay? You do want to express yourself, don't you?
 
2012-01-25 11:07:53 AM  
Deleting facebook 6 months ago was the best thing I ever did for my social life - seriously. You start to realize how annoying your own friends and family members are - constant political rants, whining, complaining, LOOK AT ME posts, woe is me posts, people tagging you in horrible pictures. I don't miss ANY of it.
 
2012-01-25 11:25:31 AM  

jayhawk88: Does anyone even pay attention to their own pages on Facebook? Is there a reason people are melting down about this beyond the normal "OMG Facebook changes!"?

I enabled this quite a while back and was thunderstruck by the "meh".


This.

I go on FaceBook to see what other people have posted; I already know what I've posted and I wouldn't have posted it if I didn't want anyone to see it. The only reason I would even look at someone else's individual timeline would be to determine if I know them before accepting a friend request. Otherwise, the news feed on the home page is more than sufficient.
 
2012-01-25 11:28:19 AM  
My big problem with timeline is that it takes stuff from years ago that was essentially archived and makes it easily accessible.
 
2012-01-25 11:29:15 AM  
And if you say, for example, have your privacy settings set to separate work/not work people, posting from 6 years ago when you were in college and didn't have all those people as friends won't have those settings retroactively.
 
2012-01-25 12:34:10 PM  
It took a simple interface and made it complicated and overly busy. F*ckerburg is going to fix Facebook until it's broken. The boy needs a hobby. Maybe he should try getting laid.
 
2012-01-25 01:12:42 PM  
F*ck that, I'm going back to Myspace. I hear they're bringing sexy back.
 
2012-01-25 01:28:50 PM  

Donnchadha: Cndn Bacon: And by delete you mean "take it offline" while all of your information is still there, exactly where you left it, for Facebook to do what it wants with it, right?

The problem with data mining is that it needs to be up to date data. If all their data is "This guy visited these sites and likes these statues six months ago -- a year ago -- two years ago" and no new information is being added, its value drops off pretty fast. If they could make money off of the data they already have, and they didn't need more -- why bother "making improvements"? Let thing go all MySpace and just ride the cash cow for eternity.


Yeah, that sort of information couldn't be useful for assessing marketing strategies and segmentation, who would pay for that crap.
 
2012-01-25 01:34:38 PM  

Dialectic: I never signed up to any social network and I absolutely applaud my smart decision, what started out as a 'collegiate software' ended up being used by everybody and their brother.

The way I see it, my private life is private, and my public personna is like an open book.

I laugh at those idiots putting and placing their compromising pictures so that any business with an H.R office can laugh while they consider them candidates for work.


How do you know people are posting compromising photos if you've never signed up?
 
2012-01-25 01:47:17 PM  
Karne

How do you know people are posting compromising photos if you've never signed up?

This is why! (new window)
 
2012-01-25 01:57:18 PM  

Dialectic: I never signed up to any social network and I absolutely applaud my smart decision, what started out as a 'collegiate software' ended up being used by everybody and their brother.

The way I see it, my private life is private, and my public personna is like an open book.

I laugh at those idiots putting and placing their compromising pictures so that any business with an H.R office can laugh while they consider them candidates for work.


Actually, i akin you more to someone attempting to get a loan without any credit history.
An employer will likely choose the person with a snazzy profile over an apparent hermit.
 
2012-01-25 02:23:05 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Yeah, that sort of information couldn't be useful for assessing marketing strategies and segmentation, who would pay for that crap.


But it's old data.

People will pay for it -- once. However, a year later they want new data that shows trends. What's the new hot thing? What's the next hot thing? If all your data is stagnant and not being renewed, then it's not valuable forever.
 
2012-01-25 02:26:55 PM  
If only there were some social networking site with almost a billion users that is frequently used to organize protests that we could use to organize a protest.
 
2012-01-25 02:30:41 PM  
Dialectic: I never signed up to any social network and I absolutely applaud my smart decision, what started out as a 'collegiate software' ended up being used by everybody and their brother.

The way I see it, my private life is private, and my public personna is like an open book.

I laugh at those idiots putting and placing their compromising pictures so that any business with an H.R office can laugh while they consider them candidates for work.

Actually, i akin you more to someone attempting to get a loan without any credit history.
An employer will likely choose the person with a snazzy profile over an apparent hermit.


As an employer, nope. I'll check out facebook to see what they really think about things and if they mention previous employers, but unless I was employing someone to run a facebook page for the company, I don't care how 'snazzy' your page looks, it don't mean squat. I actually had one guy applying for a job put down his ability to use facebook as a "skill" when he was applying for a driving job; straight into the 'don't look any further' pile. The more you have on your FB the more I'm thinking as the employer that you're going to be using the time I'm paying you for to arrange with your social life. It's right down at the bottom there with that power-shirt you bought thinking it would help you in your interview. When you've done a few hundred job interviews and seen thousands of resumes from the employers side, then you'll understand.
 
2012-01-25 04:20:54 PM  
I've had it for awhile. It's fine. Everyone will get used to it.
 
2012-01-25 04:39:07 PM  

evildwarf: Dialectic: I never signed up to any social network and I absolutely applaud my smart decision, what started out as a 'collegiate software' ended up being used by everybody and their brother.

The way I see it, my private life is private, and my public personna is like an open book.

I laugh at those idiots putting and placing their compromising pictures so that any business with an H.R office can laugh while they consider them candidates for work.

Actually, i akin you more to someone attempting to get a loan without any credit history.
An employer will likely choose the person with a snazzy profile over an apparent hermit.

As an employer, nope. I'll check out facebook to see what they really think about things and if they mention previous employers, but unless I was employing someone to run a facebook page for the company, I don't care how 'snazzy' your page looks, it don't mean squat. I actually had one guy applying for a job put down his ability to use facebook as a "skill" when he was applying for a driving job; straight into the 'don't look any further' pile. The more you have on your FB the more I'm thinking as the employer that you're going to be using the time I'm paying you for to arrange with your social life. It's right down at the bottom there with that power-shirt you bought thinking it would help you in your interview. When you've done a few hundred job interviews and seen thousands of resumes from the employers side, then you'll understand.


Well, maybe had you gone with the snazzy guy, the other 999 resumes would've been uneccesarry. Just a thought.
 
2012-01-25 05:12:56 PM  

evildwarf: The more you have on your FB the more I'm thinking as the employer that you're going to be using the time I'm paying you for to arrange with your social life.


Do you monitor how much time they spend on Fark?
 
2012-01-25 06:16:59 PM  
 
2012-01-25 06:19:05 PM  
The real reason I don't use Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=277347965620183

I've never hosted a photo or comment on Facebook, but since making all their users also sign up for an account on my site would be pointless, I liked being able to broadcast via facebook parsing RSS. That all stopped some time ago.
 
2012-01-25 06:24:17 PM  

Dialectic: Karne

How do you know people are posting compromising photos if you've never signed up?

This is why! (new window)


I only use FB for keeping in touch with real, actual, flesh-and-blood friends I have a past with. My privacy settings are "friends only". I don't have anything there that'd be embarrassing in a hiring situation, but I don't particularly have need of any HR department poking their noses in there, either.
 
2012-01-25 08:08:02 PM  
MOO ..

BA A A A A!!
 
2012-01-25 08:42:33 PM  
may the users of Facebook be arse raped repeatedly.
farken neuritic narcissistic sheeple.
I laugh.
 
2012-01-25 09:10:43 PM  
I can't wait. I hope they randomly choose this picture
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
out of the pathetic handful I have on the account as my giant profile picture.

Because fark them, that's why.
 
2012-01-26 04:33:19 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: It took a simple interface and made it complicated and overly busy. F*ckerburg is going to fix Facebook until it's broken. The boy needs a hobby. Maybe he should try getting laid.


the dude's worth well over a couple gajillion dollars. I doubt he has any trouble getting laid.
 
2012-01-26 08:05:07 AM  
While the concept of Facebook is worthy as a central point for all your contacts and communication, the implementation is dubious at best and immoral at worst.
Almost every day I am reminded that I made the right decision to stay as far away from this crap as possible,
 
2012-01-26 01:14:24 PM  
Why do they keep changing Facebook so often anyway? Is Zuckerberg just sitting around telling his developers "The masses have calmed down from the last change. How can we fark with them now?" He's like the ultimate nerd who never had any friends in school who is exacting his revenge on the world.
 
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