Your Digital Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Facebook Timeline Upgrade

Your Digital Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Facebook Timeline Upgrade

Remember those unflattering pictures from that party five years ago, back when you didn’t pay attention to what wound up on your Facebook? You’re sure to remember later this week when your past comes back to haunt you with the launch of Facebook Timeline, a revamped profile feature that makes your entire history accessible with just a few easy clicks.

For the first time since its inception, Facebook’s users may truly begin realizing the monstrosity of a digital trail created through the social network.

The update has once again made it quite difficult and tiring to control information about you on the site, however, I don’t think many of Facebook’s 800 million members will delete their account.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  described it as “an important next step to help tell the story of your life”.

At this point, users must manually convert over to the Timeline format. Eventually, all profiles will be switched to the new look. Compared to previous changes, the update presents a dramatic upgrade to the way information is disseminated through the standard profile.

Once you upgrade, you’ll have seven days to review your time before it becomes visible. Your timeline will go live automatically after seven days, unless you choose to publish it once it has been review.

Your new timeline will replace your profile, but all your stories and photos will still be there.

As you explore your timeline, you may see stories that you want to “feature”, like a graduation or wedding. There might also be stuff that you want to remove or hide from your timeline. Use the privacy dropdown to adjust who can see any of your posts. You can even select “Only Me” to keep posts up that you don’t want others to see.

The Timeline Activity Log allows privacy adjustments of individual posts, and denote whether a post on your regular Facebook profile appears in your timeline. You can also use the “View As” option to see how your timeline appears to others.

Visit this page and click “Get It Now” to transition to Facebook Timeline today.



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