BitchBuzz: Facebook’s New Timeline

Prepare yourself for more bitching and moaning on Facebook as there’s another change on the way. Looks like they’re rolling it out more slowly and still tweaking it as they go along. Here you go:

Facebook’s Timeline: What it’s All About

By K. A. Laity

Not long after it introduced the friend ticker on the right hand side of your screen, Facebook began to roll out another innovation, albeit in a much slower wave: the Timeline. While clever clogs using Chrome and Firefox figured out that you can block the ticker, most people still have not been given the option for Timeline, although they should be able to access the demo.

The new Timeline offers a way to give more of a stable identity to your Facebook profile. Their tag line embodies the vision they have for this newest innovation (or irritating new feature, as it will inevitably be called): “Tell your life story with a new kind of profile.”

That statement demonstrates that Facebook has begun to look at the long term. I’m not necessarily saying it will be successful to do so (and Google+ has grown at least in new members if not in actual activities), but it shows a development avenue that counters the nervous tick of the ticker: a desire for continuity…

As always, read the rest over at BBHQ.

Blogger’s making changes, too — eep! And don’t get me started on my web page difficulties (argh). The days are just packed, even when I’m not standing around waiting in queues. I’ve got my first visitors today! That means I have some cleaning, tidying and preparing to do. But another cuppa first…