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post #35236 of 65736
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

what is so wrong with timeline? confused.gif

Part of it is the typical hater circle jerk that happens every time Facebook makes a UI change. Yet, in this case it's a little more understandable. The company basically made it as simple as possible for someone to dig up every post a user has ever made with the service. In reference to anything, by default. It makes users uncomfortable as there was always a level of expectation (justified or not) that some douchey comment you made years ago when you were a freshman in college wouldn't come back to bite you. At least not easily.

EDIT: As I pointed out earlier, the drama over Timeline would be minimized if FB would simply their privacy controls. It's all too confusing for the average user at the moment.
post #35237 of 65736
went to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy, and saw that they are now fully stocked with Halloween cards.
post #35238 of 65736
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I remember when facebook was Ivy League only (to be fair, Ivy League plus a few others like Stanford and MIT).

then I remember when the DA South East AZNs got hold of facebook.
post #35239 of 65736
At least it's not Christmas creep yet. That shit annoys the fuck out of me.
post #35240 of 65736
I hate timeline, but what really pisses me the fuck off is Facebook keeps suggesting that I invite my (deceased) friend John to a memorial for our (deceased) mutual friend Bill. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME YET AGAIN THAT JOHN IS DEAD YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES.
post #35241 of 65736
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

You should thank her !

MAYBE I WILL !
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

How's a man supposed to continue to look 10 years older than his age if he doesn't have copious amounts of pastries and snack goods to eat? puzzled.gif

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post #35242 of 65736
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I hate timeline, but what really pisses me the fuck off is Facebook keeps suggesting that I invite my (deceased) friend John to a memorial for our (deceased) mutual friend Bill. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME YET AGAIN THAT JOHN IS DEAD YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES.

That really sucks.
post #35243 of 65736
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I hate timeline, but what really pisses me the fuck off is Facebook keeps suggesting that I invite my (deceased) friend John to a memorial for our (deceased) mutual friend Bill. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME YET AGAIN THAT JOHN IS DEAD YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES.


Wow. Sorry to hear that's happening. I'd be pissed too.
post #35244 of 65736
Fucking asthma flare-up...censored.gif
post #35245 of 65736
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

They care about what the first users think.
Facebook releases new features by rolling them out to small groups of users and seeing the reaction (sometimes explicitly asking for input, other times just looking at usage patterns). That's how it got changes to privacy settings and a feature to automatically scrub old posts when you convert to timeline since it makes it really easy to jump back to 2006 and look at posts with zero privacy restrictions since back then it was only people at your college who could see it.
They don't care what people whining about it a year later think. Those people will whine about everything and then accept it a month later.

No. Until someone in a position of power (Zuckerburg, some story on CNN about how "facebook's new features are insecure!!!111", etc) whines or they start dropping market share, they have the same canned response every free software manufacturer does: "Thanks for the feedback, we'll keep it under consideration. Ultimately, we're really smart because we're the guys developing this while you're just some idiot user. So if you don't like it, go somewhere else, k brah?"
post #35246 of 65736
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Originally Posted by otc View Post


I'm sick and tired of people bitching about Timeline.
Its not the first time facebook has made a major interface change, nor will it be the last. It has been around for what...a year now? If you wanted to bitch about it, you should have switched to it right away as an early tester so your bitching might have actually been valuable input.
Change is going to happen, and you aren't always going to like it. Don't be like those old people who don't like mobile phones, digital cameras, or computers...just adapt and keep going.

 


Ummm, this thread is about things that piss us off, and Timeline pisses me off. I'm not gonna just sit here & pretend I like it. I can't change things, but that doesn't mean I have to like them.

post #35247 of 65736
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

No. Until someone in a position of power (Zuckerburg, some story on CNN about how "facebook's new features are insecure!!!111", etc) whines or they start dropping market share, they have the same canned response every free software manufacturer does: "Thanks for the feedback, we'll keep it under consideration. Ultimately, we're really smart because we're the guys developing this while you're just some idiot user. So if you don't like it, go somewhere else, k brah?"

I don't know about that...I know people who work at facebook and this is pretty much how they do it. They roll out new features to select groups of users and see what happens. Sometimes they explicitly solicit feedback and other times they just see what happens (they know exactly what you are clicking on and how long you are spending on what page). They will start with screwing with employee pages, but then they move on to actual users. Sometimes it is opt-in, other times it is just "throw it out there and see if they notice it".

There were definite changes to the timeline setup from when they started giving it to people a year ago. Unfortunately, remember its not purely what users *say* they want that facebook is tracking. They also pay a lot of attention to how much time it makes you spend on facebook....and introducing something like timeline probably showed that converted users spent more time on facebook (and other users spent more time browsing their page since you can just keep scrolling down forever). It does suck that this is pulling them further away from their original beautifully simple pages but the thing is...people should have been complaining about this last october.
In web2.0 time, its like still complaining that Al Gore won the popular vote.
post #35248 of 65736
I get fucking livid when my girlfriend makes me pick up stuff at an inconvenient store on my way home from work when she has the fucking day off.
post #35249 of 65736
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

People hate timeline the first few weeks they're on it. They get over it eventually. I think the upside is it's confusing format encourages you to cut back on trolling people's profiles.

It's cyclical. Every time facebook makes a major change to the layout people cry for a little then forget about it.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I remember when facebook was Ivy League only (to be fair, Ivy League plus a few others like Stanford and MIT).

My school got it when in 2004 IIRC. I wasn't ivy league, though. shog[1].gif (Univ of Maryland)
post #35250 of 65736
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

It's cyclical. Every time facebook makes a major change to the layout people cry for a little then forget about it.

Oh man, remember the news feed?
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