In the next couple of weeks, regardless if you like it or not, you and every other facebook user will be required to use their new "Timeline" profile. The idea behind it is to be a visually appealing story of your life. Or as facebook says:
"Tell your life story with a new kind of profile."
If you opt in before its required you get a 7 day period to review it and make sure its nice and accurate. However, if you choose to not "opt in" you will automatically still be forced to used it, but without that 7 day period of preview.
Is it right to force a feature?
According to The Heat Mag
"a survey of 4,000 Facebook users has revealed that just 8% said they liked the change. The survey, which was carried out by security form Sophos, also found that 51 per cent of those polled said they were ‘worried’ by the new feature. Just 8% said they would ‘get used to it’. The Timeline feature has been voluntary up until now."
A lot of people are saying that it will become easier for others to dig into your past and find information, and if you don't go into your privacy settings anyone including your boss can see your life. They will be able to go to a specific year like 2010 and see everything you did on facebook including likes and status updates.
But is this really a problem form a job point of view? Yes, many employers say they use facebook to vet certain potential employees before they are hired. And a lot of you guys may already know that people have even been fired over stuff their boss finds on their profile. Including teachers losing their jobs over pictures.
If you want to prevent this you better go into your privacy settings and configure it before the changed roll out. And make sure to make your timeline look the way YOU want it. There is still time.
Alternatively you can just quit facebook and go out into the real world to socialize the way humans used to do.
If you are having trouble with your privacy settings go to the link below to look how to configure it:
So what do you guys think? Leave a comment below.
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