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Why I’m Making Facebook Force Me Into Timeline


I refuse to get timeline. Several of my friends have given in because they’re tired of the ads popping up on their profile, and they don’t want Zuckerberg to win. Well, Facebook is going to have to force me into the change next week. I’m not doing it. I’m tired of Facebook making changes, and then they went and bought Instagram. Yes, I understand that they’re growing social media, but it’s getting out of line. I miss the old Facebook days when you actually needed a .edu email address to access it. Facebook is great, but honestly the constant changes and updates are turning me off.

Maybe I’m just stubborn, but I am holding onto old Facebook for as long as possible. I don’t want a large cover photo and a subsequently smaller profile picture. I don’t want everyone to easily go back in time on my profile. I like my wall the way it is right now. Why, Zuckerberg, why?! I feel like Facebook is becoming the Apple of social media. Every time they announce something new, we have it for a few months, and then another change is made. Make up your mind!

You know how many times Twitter has changed since I got it? Once. And it wasn’t even that big of a change. It was just basic formatting stuff, and they made everything look nicer. I’m a huge proponent of social media and its capabilities, but I don’t need everyone knowing what I’m listening to on Spotify or reading an article. Once you get timeline, you have seven days to hide what you don’t want to be seen. That sounds like the Facebook version of The Ring. The constant changes are making me not even want to get on Facebook anymore. I no longer tell people to Facebook message me. I tell them to find me on Twitter or send me an email.

What do you think of Timeline? Have you switched over or are you waiting for the forced change?

Caitlin is a senior at the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!

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