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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

I don't mind it. Don't really care. I deactivated facebook for a few weeks over Christmas and didn't mind not having it.

Hm, there was a three month period where I couldn't access facebook. I survived fine without it, it's just too convenient.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by Newflyer View Post

I was creeped out by how easy it is to go back to the beginning so I deleted my account (requires you to go through some menus to delete and then not attempt to login for like 2 weeks) and then made another account. I had been meaning to cull my friend list anyway and this way I get a new friend list and fresh start without the ugliness of high school posts haunting me.

Yeah I am considering doing this. I think my friends list is around 550, which is too much.
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

I don't mind it. Don't really care. I deactivated facebook for a few weeks over Christmas and didn't mind not having it.

I went on it once in a month..
post #19 of 32
Funny, I think all these changes by facebook will make people reconsider how they use it. People will be a lot more careful about the pictures and posts they put up - which is smart but it will take away alot of the casualness of the website. Ah well, I figured that out after graduating.
post #20 of 32

I asked my wife what she thought of timeline and her comment was that it seems to be designed to make it easy for old people or non-prolific posters to keep track of their history. The moms are invading, which makes me wonder how long Facebook is going to last. If I was a teenager and my mom joined Facebook I would get the f*ck out of there faster than you could say "let's do some hot knives this Saturday." The kids will find something else, and once Facebook loses the younger generation they are done for. IMHO.

post #21 of 32
Isn't there a privacy option to hide "older posts" in the timeline?
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Newflyer View Post

I was creeped out by how easy it is to go back to the beginning so I deleted my account (requires you to go through some menus to delete and then not attempt to login for like 2 weeks) and then made another account. I had been meaning to cull my friend list anyway and this way I get a new friend list and fresh start without the ugliness of high school posts haunting me.

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

i fail to not log in every time i try tho .... i just wanna know ! but since they won't let me change my name (for 10th time or something) I might have to start over ......
post #23 of 32
The only thing I can't get used to with the timeline is how stuff is split to the left and right of the line...Since the TOP part of the right side is fixed with friends/photos/whatever and doesn't have any posts, I end up just reading the left side which means I only see half of the updates.
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Funny, I think all these changes by facebook will make people reconsider how they use it. People will be a lot more careful about the pictures and posts they put up - which is smart but it will take away alot of the casualness of the website. Ah well, I figured that out after graduating.

I think this is key. Those posts were all there...but the only way for "normal" people to get to them was to spend an hour on your profile clicking "show more posts". Now they all show up on the timeline.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Isn't there a privacy option to hide "older posts" in the timeline?

There was a privacy option to tighten up restrictions on old content...since anything I posted in 2005 was 100% visibile to my networks which at the time consisted only of my school. Now that my networks include anyone in Chicago or anyone who ever says they went to my school (since it no longer requires the .edu email), it was nice to have the quick 1-click option to lock all of those down to friends or friends-of-friends.
I don't think there was an option to specifically delete a time range though
post #24 of 32
is timeline required ? i don't have one
post #25 of 32

there's rumors fb will force everyone to timeline, within the next week or two..

post #26 of 32
a year ago I made a fresh account and re-added the people I really was actual friends with. No embarrassing past for me.nod[1].gif
post #27 of 32
I'll stick it out with Timeline. I draw the line at Facebook charging money for having an account. That's not such a far-fetched possibility with Facebook going public.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I'll stick it out with Timeline. I draw the line at Facebook charging money for having an account. That's not such a far-fetched possibility with Facebook going public.


If Facebook gave the option of paying a reasonable fee to get rid of advertising and enable good privacy controls I might actually be convinced to join.

post #29 of 32
Why would they do that when the real money is mining your data? I guess they could mine your data and charge you just so you don't get the ads on the right side of the screen.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Why would they do that when the real money is mining your data? I guess they could mine your data and charge you just so you don't get the ads on the right side of the screen.

Or you could download Adblock for you browser and get rid of them that way. teacha.gif
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