But now it looks like your permanent record has become a reality. Facebook’s Timeline is very much like a permanent record of your life. As with all things Facebook, any major changes to the existing format are met with skepticism, criticism and eventually, acceptance (after all, who has a choice in the matter?)
The Facebook Timeline is a new kind of profile; one that literally turns everything you’ve ever posted on Facebook into a personal history. I would highly recommend you not simply accept whatever Facebook gives you for your Timeline. The Timeline can be changed and edited, and you’ll want to do that so it reflects who you are right now. Eliminate those college beer party pictures, comments by your ex partners/spouses/boyfriends/girlfriends, etc. Do you really want future employers or associates to see all of that?
There’s plenty of help available online to help you sort through the new feature. A couple of stories I found useful include:
- An article in Discovery news has some good tips on getting the Timeline to look like you want it to look in his article: Facebook’s Timeline: We are All Historians Now. Go to: http://bit.ly/s9N0h3
- A post on The Huffington Post also walks you through the settings. Go to: http://huff.to/tPtfHq
Have you tried out Timeline…do you love it? Hate it? What tips do you have for customizing the Timeline?