Facebook now seems to force its own will on every single user, whether we like it or not. As of August 2012, Facebook Timeline is mandatory and there is no Facebook option or setting to go back to the older design.

You see, the problem does not solely rely on the design or functionality of the timeline – I can honestly say it’s well designed, creative and fully functional. Problems come from what Facebook users currently feel like and how they react to this forced change. It’s like living in a democracy and then realizing it’s all turning into dictatorship. I guess it wouldn’t have affected many people if Facebook would’ve left a simple option to turn off the timeline, just for the sake of the Facebook users who still claim that the older design was a lot better and far more accessible.

Of course it wasn’t such a great idea, not even close to a good idea from Mark Zuckerberg to give users a time bomb which goes off anyway. I mean, why do we all need the timeline? Why couldn’t there be some designs, variations? The essence of the Facebook algorithms and specific things would still be the same. It would simply be like adding a skin to Winamp – functionality remains while looks change. However, from an unknown reason, Zuckerberg did not see this side of the story.

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