Facebook's Timeline... It's Here Whether You Want It or Not!

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Facebook’s Timeline... It’s Here Whether You Want It or Not!

I very rarely (as in almost never) write any kind of post resembling something a Techie would write.  So I am passing this on to you so that you can make of it what you will and/or consult with someone to find out how if at all this will
affect you.  

If you’ve been on Facebook lately you’ve probably seen Facebook’s FacebookTimeline.. sort of a “This is Your Life” for the Internet.  It HAS been optional and please note that the operative word here is HAS for Facebook will be rolling out Timeline and you don’t want to be rolled over.

I subscribe to Kim Komando’s newsletters and yesterday she wrote about Facebook rolling out Timeline.  

My take is that if you have questionable photos from when you first started with Facebook and were young and impetuous, you might want to clean them up.  Some Facebook-ers have already been contacted by Facebook and told they had 7 days to clean up their photos before the switch.

Of course I know my dear friends here at ActiveRain have used good judgement in what they’ve posted but you may want to pass this on to your son or daughter setting out for their college or job interview.  Those party photos may be best kept in “Vegas.”

Kim Komando gives advice on what you can do to help protect your privacy and visibility.  You can for example go to your Privacy Settings and limit who sees old posts of yours.  

Tagged Photos-” people tagged in your photos as well as their friends will still be able to see them.” per Kim.

I’m not even going to attempt to explain this but suggest you head to her site or go to Facebook and see how or if this may affect you. And please feel free to jump in and share what you know!

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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kathy, thanks for the heads up! I really don't put many pictures up on Facebook. It's the ones my friends have take that scare me! LOL

Jan 29, 2012 09:20 AM #1
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

I am not crazy about the Timeline at all... my photos are good, but I prefer the other style.

Jan 29, 2012 09:23 AM #2
Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Thanks for the heads-up.  I missed her radio show this week.

Jan 29, 2012 09:26 AM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Nothing to worry about here BARFF..............never posted a photo there except for my profile photo.  Some will appreciate this heads up a whole bunch though, I'm sure.

Jan 29, 2012 10:16 AM #4
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Kathy, I will check it out as I do use it a lot with family and friends and I also have a blog page. Thank you for that!

Jan 29, 2012 11:02 AM #5
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I avoid Facebook due to too many negative experiences with others, here could be another reason why!

Jan 29, 2012 11:08 AM #6
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I don't know anything about the new format, and don't have the time right now to figure it out.  Just what I need now!

Jan 29, 2012 11:25 AM #7
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The for sharing the Facebook update and your tips.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 29, 2012 12:33 PM #8
Mimi Foster
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

It is going to come as a surprise to a lot of people.  Someone told me yesterday that they would never change over to Timeline.  I chuckled.  Thanks for the heads up :))

Jan 29, 2012 01:18 PM #9
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Kathy~ I know changes happens, but my gosh, it seems to happen more frequently these days!

Jan 29, 2012 01:26 PM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Connie- I don't put many up either but I have this feeling that I want to go in and really check my security settings.

Liz- I find the pages hard to read.. too much stuff.

Joan- I've only listened to her a few times.. usually have something going on then.  I'm glad we can read her newsletters.

BARFF- I didn't pay too much attention to it when it first came out but I guess I'd better.

Wanda- don't forget to check the photos you're tagged in.

Ellen- smart move.  I do think it's a nice way to keep up with friends.

Sharon- focus on your new little one.

Lou- I'm always somewhat leery of everything over there.

MiMi- I guess we'll have to wait and see what more changes will be coming.

Donna- You're not kidding.  I think they're going for their IPO this week.

Jan 29, 2012 03:09 PM #11
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Kathy - I have hated the timeline format since they started it months ago. I was also one who said I would never use it. I don't like that now we have no choice in the matter and no time to organize it.

Jan 29, 2012 10:03 PM #12
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Thanks for the warning Kathy, not that we have anything on there, but like to be in control LOL! Will go check out Kim and then Facebook.

Jan 30, 2012 01:58 AM #13
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Kathy, I don't expect a lot of privacy so I am always careful on what I post.

I made the change on my own a while back... I knew that FB does it for you whether you like it or not and I wanted to do it on my own terms.

Jan 30, 2012 02:07 PM #14
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Kathy, I've hated the new Timeline format but it looks like I will have to learn about it.  Thanks for the information.

Jan 30, 2012 03:03 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Toni- i said the same thing you did.,

Al & Peggy- check out Kim Komando's site.  She offers information on fun and useful downloads, tech info, and all sorts of techie stuff.

Patty- good for you!!! I was like Toni and said I wasn't going to change but looks like I will.  I've always been leery of FB security.

Gary- ditto!!

Jan 31, 2012 01:23 PM #16
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