Sunday, March 4, 2012

Who Has Time for a Timeline?

by Leann

Many folks on Facebook already have the "timeline" page that will become mandatory in two days (no, Facebook is not a democracy). I have wasted much time trying to figure out the new way of doing things (yet again). Wasted because I cannot seem to figure out the pictures, aside from the "cover page" and the "profile picture." It only took me three days to get rid of TV shows that were canceled last season and two days to do the cover picture. I felt no joy in this. Just relief that I am not completely dumb. At least not yet.

Is this a reminder that I am getting old? If so, I do not need this. I already know I'm getting old. There was once a saying "if it's too loud, you're too old." I think that needs to change. It should now be "If you can't figure out your Facebook page in 12 hours or less, you're too old." AND if you can't ever figure out your Facebook page, you need to quit trying and read a book. Turning pages, not "fixing" pages, is simple, enjoyable and made for young AND old.

Facebook, can you tell I'm a teensy bit angry with you?

What about you? Frustrated yet?Link

10 comments:

Harbingerdc said...

I feel your pain! I worked for a week to get mine set up and it just looks like it was thrown together. I see other people's timelines that look very sharp and together, but not mine.

Believe me, I stopped many times to go read a book!

Leann Sweeney said...

I am learning we are not alone! Grrr!!

Leann :-)

Janet McCord said...

I still haven't fine-tuned mine yet and I don't know if I'm going to bother or not. I just don't think it's very user friendly, and I'm not an internet newbie. I just don't get what it's about or how this makes anything easier for myself or my friends. It's like the other changes. Rather than making it easier to keep up with my friends' activities, I actually have to seek out and go on the hunt for them and what they've been doing. I have found, though, that I hate change and grumble and then realize, later that this is something I now can't live without but I doubt this will be one of them!

Kate Collins said...

Just knowing it's going to be a head-scratcher makes me furious with Facebook. Do they purposely make it difficult? Is their site for techies only? What about us "Old" thinkers?
Where is my paperback? I need comfort.

Katreader said...

I don't have Timeline yet...and I'm not looking forward to it. Part of me was thinking of just going ahead making my profile Timeline over the weekend-when I would have time to work on it. That didn't happen. I'll just hope for the best when I'm forced to change.

Aurian said...

Lol, I really dislike Facebook, and never did make the time to figure it all out. And reading about your grumbling (which happens on Twitter a lot as well!) I am not going to join them actively.

Nancy said...

I'm not going to dwell on it until I have to. Maybe not even then. I have enough things going on now that make me feel left behind by technology. Grumble, grumble.

Dru said...

I still miss posts because I can't tell where to stay on the newsfeed page or go to my timeline page which I haven't figured out its purpose.

Leann Sweeney said...

I agree, Dru. Bet you didn't see all your birthday wishes! Happy birthday, again!! :-)

Gayle Carline said...

I actually switched over without incident. With me, it seems like a "meh" moment. I click on my name and get all of my own feeds. I click on the Home page and get news feeds. Maybe I'm not doing it right...