Me: how does timeline work then?
M: I have to enable it? Oh thank god, i thought it was one of those automatic-reformats they do, no way i'm turning that ### on
H: My Timeline works, but it has a ### ton of bugs: a lot of things that I keep asking it to hide never actually do, it keeps updating people with things from years past, LOL THE MAP FEATURE HAS DECIDED NEW ORLEANS DOESN'T EXIST FOR ME, half of the time the Map feature just plain ### up in a variety of ways, the way it displays highlighted stories from years past is just annoying, and don't bother trying to put in "places you've lived" because it makes your profile look like ### if you do.
M: i just really, really hate the way facebook goes about privacy. this is a really cool idea, but it's such a radical shift in the presentation of your personal information, and it's something a lot of people (myself included) wouldn't want. rather than eventually forcing the change, why don't they just make it a secondary profile feature? and it's not like you can just stop using facebook - eventually, it becomes necessary for a lot of things, beyond "socializing" with "friends". blearghamurph.
H: YES. My Facebook is very much *not* about friendships at this point. Have you taken the time to go through all of your FB and anything else online to "clean up" your online persona/anything attached to your name? It's taken me a long, long, long time but I think I have *most* undesirable things deleted now, but I still want to take the time to go through the last 5+ years of my FB use to double-check everything again. It just takes forever. But to highlight how important it is to have a clean internet presence, my job asked for all of my social networking profiles. As in, asked for their exact links. And the next project application I'll be doing as part of said job will give them even more access into my personal life... and I've been on conference calls with people that you would expect to NEVER talk about something as "trivial" as Facebook, and then asked to "like" a number of different projects, acts, and services on it. WHILE ON THE CALL, all Katt Williams style "Go on, I'll wait." The 21st century is so weird.