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Vash01
01-25-2012, 05:15 PM
I just changed my profile over. You have 7 days to tweak your profile (remove stuff you don't want people to read again :)) before your profile goes "live" under Timeline. My posts are really generic (I save my ranting and raving for my private blog), so I went right ahead and "published" my profile.

I am a newcomer to facebook and very ignorant, so please don't mind my question.

Does this mean after 7 days your profile is frozen and you can never change it, or are you talking about a profile yet to be saved? If it's the former, I better make changes to mine very soon. I was thinking that I could go on adding information about my interests, education, etc. for a long time.

PrincessLeppard
01-25-2012, 05:43 PM
As if all of your pictures aren't completely gorgeous! :grope: :D

:glamor:

:P

But what I meant was I only have one that's landscapey-ish.

Beefcake
01-25-2012, 05:45 PM
Personal visits, letters, phone calls, and e-mail. :)
Ah, yes, old school. :skandal

Beefcake
01-25-2012, 05:46 PM
:glamor:

:P

But what I meant was I only have one that's landscapey-ish.
You're gonna need to gain a LOT of weight, pwetty, to fill that space. :slinkaway

PeterG
01-26-2012, 01:14 AM
I am a newcomer to facebook and very ignorant, so please don't mind my question.

Does this mean after 7 days your profile is frozen and you can never change it, or are you talking about a profile yet to be saved? If it's the former, I better make changes to mine very soon. I was thinking that I could go on adding information about my interests, education, etc. for a long time.

I think Karina means that you only have a few days to delete all the horrid stuff from your past that you want erased from facebook's memory. However, people like us who have lived exemplary lives, need not worry as we have nothing shameful in our facebook histories to be concerned about. :D

As for changes in the future (meaning additions), yes, you will be able to add whatever you want. (It's just the deleting that sounds like will not be possible.)

Vash01
01-26-2012, 03:14 AM
I think Karina means that you only have a few days to delete all the horrid stuff from your past that you want erased from facebook's memory. However, people like us who have lived exemplary lives, need not worry as we have nothing shameful in our facebook histories to be concerned about. :D

As for changes in the future (meaning additions), yes, you will be able to add whatever you want. (It's just the deleting that sounds like will not be possible.)


Thanks for explaining. Since I have no history on facebook (I only joined today), I have nothing to worry about, right?:)

JILEN
01-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Hey guys how do we convert into this new timeline? I saw a few friends already have..

PeterG
01-26-2012, 08:58 PM
Thanks for explaining. Since I have no history on facebook (I only joined today), I have nothing to worry about, right?:)

Nothing at all. It helps that people like us have lived exemplary lives from start to present. :D


Hey guys how do we convert into this new timeline? I saw a few friends already have..

It's interesting that this issue has come up, because I have not had any notification from facebook that this will be happening. I guess I'm going to wait until it's forced upon me. I expect I'll check facebook soon and my page will look all different...

Karina1974
01-26-2012, 09:28 PM
I am a newcomer to facebook and very ignorant, so please don't mind my question.

Does this mean after 7 days your profile is frozen and you can never change it, or are you talking about a profile yet to be saved? If it's the former, I better make changes to mine very soon. I was thinking that I could go on adding information about my interests, education, etc. for a long time.

No, you profile won't be "frozen." It means that you have until January 31 to voluntarily make the changeover to Timeline. Also, after Timeline, it's going to be easier to pull up a person's Wall posts because you won't have to scroll back through pages and pages until you get to the oldest ones.

I don't give a rat's rear who reads my old stuff that I've posted, because my FB, like my Live Journal blog, is a debate-free zone where I am the one who calls the shots on what gets posted, commented on, saved and/or deleted. It's like my real-life air space: you're allowed in if and only if *I* give you permission to be there.

Karina1974
01-26-2012, 09:40 PM
It's interesting that this issue has come up, because I have not had any notification from facebook that this will be happening.

I didn't know either, until I happened to be on Yahoo (my homepage on my work computer) and saw the article that I linked. Two of my FB Friends who made the changeover when that format first debuted posted (in response to my complaining about it) that they really liked it once they got used to it.

The only thing I do not like about it are the "Edit" buttons stuck on my profile and cover pictures. They don't show when other people view your profile but you can't get rid of them, which is a bummer if you have an especially nice cover photo (mine is a shot of the Mohawk River pre-Hurricane Irene).

JILEN
01-27-2012, 02:59 AM
I'm still looking for a nice cover photo for mine.

I think the fundamental flaw with this timeline is the assumption that all users want to publish their life story. I'm one of those who just want to keep in touch with my peeps and friends but since fb is leaving us with no choice I might as well make a splash! Now back to trying to figure out how to convert mine into this new crappy timeline..any step by step instruction?

BigB08822
01-27-2012, 06:48 AM
Mine is still old fashioned and I have heard nothing from FB about when it will change. I don't want it to change so no complaining from me.

Angelskates
01-28-2012, 04:56 AM
I haven't done anything with my timeline. It's grouped photos by year (though there still in the albums I put them in). It's used some of the info I've given it, but that's it.

I may have asked this before, but can people see the groups I've put them in?

Buzz
01-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned already but FB is set to go public and is estimated to be worth about 100 billion dollars. It's founder Mark Zukerberg would become instantly one of the world's richest men with about $20b to his name, and one of it's youngest billionaires. I still can't believe how much FB is worth and how much it rakes in. But it all sounds like a good deal if you happen to be a valued employee since some 1000 of them are set to become millionaires after the IPO.

Jenny
01-30-2012, 02:26 PM
According to Forbes, Zuckerberg is currently #52 on the list of world's richest people, and he's by far the youngest - in fact the only person on the top 100 under 40. According to Wiki, he's been the world's youngest billionaire since 2008. Forbes estimates his fortune at $13.5 billion, so if he adds $20 to that (no idea how the taxing would work though, and the effect on his net worth), it would move him into the top 20.