The entire Facebook timeline story got major attention since the beginning. Users around the internet were complaining about a need for the “dislike” button while it seems that Mark Zuckerberg found that useless or not benefic to his business ideal.

The old layout of a Facebook profile was easy to follow, you had the parts of your profile in the left navigation menu, your friends listed below, and the big space in the center of the page for you to see your wall. Apparently people just loved this way, the way it was. So what did the timeline for Facebook change? Why would anyone need to go back to the times before the timeline? How to disable Facebook timeline?

 Timeline changed a lot, because now you basically have a cover photo (besides your profile picture), a wide area for applications or albums, some of your friends below, and then the equally split page downwards, chronologically ordering your lifetime events: as you go down the older ones come up. On the right there is a date navigation menu, so that you can look up the year you want to have a look into.

Well, actually Zuckerberg did have a point, since in business the change of look and style is always needed and welcome but maybe he should’ve just asked what the users think. I mean it’s made for us, users, right?

The reasons why one would change back are obvious. Let’s list the common ones:

  • Being older in age, such immense changes are not welcome since you’ve learned how to use Facebook before and now you need to start all over again
  • Sometimes it’s hard to look at the left, and the right, and the left until you find the posts you are looking for. Just going down on the page is easier for our brains.
  • Crowd spirit – others say timeline sucks, let me say the same.

Obligation to use the timeline

Some rumors said that Facebook will force you to use the timeline or delete your profile which is actually fake (as of May at least). It’s more fair to say that once you click and accept to change to the timeline Facebook doesn’t offer an option to go back to the original layout. This actually was a bad design and decision, since everybody knows people love the old look as much as they love the new one, and many people wouldn’t go for the new one but only take a short look at it. All in all there is no obligation yet.

How to remove Facebook timeline?

Older Internet Explorer versions don’t use the timeline, because it’s not implemented yet. You can try installing an older browser and use it solely to view your profile in the old way. Since we can not remove Facebook Timeline at least we can avoid it.

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Nowadays society came to a point of ignoring privacy. We go public on everything, we’d even write an online journal of where we are and where we’ll go tomorrow. With Facebook, your profile and timeline may be private or public, but it’s highly advisable to make it private. People are wondering why they would need private profiles and private posts on the timeline since:

  1. Whatever gets posted is not a secret
  2. Their friends should see the activity and all posts and eventually friends of friends as well
  3. People who don’t know them wouldn’t be interested in their profiles

Well, there is some amount of truth in that point of view but Facebook timeline privacy settings should be considered because:

  1. The less people know about you the more you are protected and can live a normal life. Think about all the Hollywood stars … do they have a normal life with enough privacy?
  2. There are weird people and even worse, psychos. The last thing you want is having them look at your personal information, your location, posts or anything else on your profile.

There are basically two different scenarios on Facebook timeline privacy settings:

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Get ready to get updated with the latest and more sophisticated way of presenting yourself in Facebook. Facebook Timeline as it is known as, is a better and richer version of the ‘profiles’ that we have at present.

If you were into thinking that nothing could get better as far as Facebook is concerned, be ready for yet another revolution in the name of Timeline. You can as much, wish adieu to your existing humble profile page and welcome an astonishingly splendid way of presenting yourself to the world from hence forth. If you are seeing the Facebook Timeline option flashing at some corner of your account at the moment, click on it and get started. For all you know, in the next few months, it may become mandatory in your part to glorify your presence before the world! Following are a few things you should know about the Timeline for Facebook.

Timeline, in simple words, is a new way of presenting your image to the world, most of all to those who you want should see you in a new light. This is revolutionary way to ensure that people get to know the ‘quality’ of you and your life than get a whiff of the everyday mundane activities. Say for instance, in the present manner of presentation of your profile, the older events are always pushed back irrespective of their importance. The newer posts, even if they are of no significant value in reflecting the quality of your life, will take the hot seat. Thus, if a very old and long lost friend locates you in face book, they will not get to see the very important events that may have occurred in your life in the past few months, but may come across insignificant events like ‘what your slippers looked like when your dog chewed it’.

Facebook Timeline ensures that you get to mark all your important pictures, stories, posts etc, irrespective of the time when they had been posted, and this is what your friends, rather the whole world will get to see once they reach your account. You will also have access to almost all of the older posts, pictures and stories chronologically. For example, of you want to see some event that may have happened somewhere in January 2008, all you have to do is click on 2008 and then the month option and view the details.

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Timeline is not just a cosmetic change to your profile page but it comes packed with a number of new features to make your social networking experience a more enjoyable one. Timeline was finally made available to users on December 15, 2011. After months of testing, developers finally decided to open up Facebook Timeline to the general public and you can get a taste of it with a 7 day trial!

In the age of social networking, Facebook has become an inseparable part of all our lives. Most of us cannot go a day without logging into our Facebook accounts to check up on what our friends and family have been up to. Well, if you are a Facebook addict like me, you’ve probably heard all about the new nifty profile interface known as Timeline.

Timeline for Facebook was finally made available to users on December 15, 2011. After months of testing, developers finally decided to open up Timeline to the general public and you can get a taste of it with a 7 day trial!

How to get Facebook Timeline?

Switching to Timeline is very easy really. All you have to do is click on the ‘Get Timeline’ button which should appear on your profile page and voila!

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Since the introduction of the Facebook timeline, people had controversy in their opinions as they grouped in two camps: the one that found the timeline innovative and as a great new feature and the others saying that the old Facebook was a lot better and this feels like unworthy of Facebook.

Well, to be honest, people sometimes refuse to accept the new only because they were used to the old. We can’t clearly affirm that the timeline would get us in bad position. What we can know for certain is that the Facebook timeline presents our social reality in a new and amazing way. Our posts are grouped by months and as we are scrolling down the profile page, older and older posts are revealed.

Features such as adding friends or uploading any pictures to our albums now also show a lot more clearly. Fonts are easier to read and the center line, the timeline itself having posts and updates on both the left and the right sides is good as it’s a lot easier to review personal activity or the activity of our friends.

The cool thing about the new timeline is the timeline banner, which appears on the top of the page representing your profile. You can get your already uploaded pictures to appear on your Facebook timeline banner but some great websites offer their banners for free and it is easy to pick the one you like.

The only thing when using banners that others have made is that they will have a short copyright-like text on the banner. One of these websites is FacebookTimelineBanner.com.
timeline banners

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