Following the devestating annoucement of my all-time favorite free photo-editing program, Picnik shutting its doors, yet another bomb has been thrown upon us in the tech-world.
If you haven’t yet become acclimated to this doozy, it’s basically an automated autobiography for the masses, a way for every single person to record and share the story of their lives. Where you’ve been, who you’ve been, what you’ve thought, all of it, laid out like one giant scrapbook. You can manually add photos and content from your past, all the way back to when you were born. AHH!
You better hide yo kids, hide yo wife! As if Facebook wasn’t creeper central enough as is.
Sure, I have been averse to this new change from the very beginning. I’m sorry but I’d prefer not having my dirty laundry aired from when I first joined the social network in 2006 until now. Who knows what pictures, posts, exchanges with ex’s will surface and embarass the life out of me?
The fact that the rollout of this Timeline feature was delayed by legal issues back in September should be a red-flag. The fact that they can inconvenience 800 million users with this requirement is ridicule. (Okay, some people like the new view, so not quite that many.
Looking for a way to easily hide everything without seperately deleting each and every item?Fortunately, you have some control over the new feature: Check out how to edit your Facebook Timeline before making it public. At a very least, I’d reccommend reviewing these guides to FB privacy settings to ensure your safety. If you are obliged to conform with the masses, here’s a handy guide to Master Facebook’s timeline.