Facebook Users "DISLIKE" New Timeline
The world's #1 Social networking site and #2 most visited site, Facebook is hit by a wave of criticism by its users for its new introduction "Timeline"
Facebook Timeline is described as a detailed log of a person's life online and being viewed with skepticism by those not keen on sharing details with everyone. Timeline will display all your status updates and photos as far back as 2004.
Timeline, which was first introduced in late September, is meant to be a new way to express oneself and better tell ones story, says Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook. It was initially an optional feature; users had the opportunity to try it out and adjust to it. Recently Facebook has announced that in a few weeks time, all Facebook layouts will be converted to the Timeline, whether the users like it or not.
SodaHead.com, Internet’s largest opinion based community, polled its users to get their thoughts on the new Timeline. In response, 70% of poll respondents stated that they did not like Timeline while only 20% indicated that they liked it, remaining 10% said that they were not Facebook users. While 30% of users between ages 18 and 24 like Timeline, only 10% of those over 65 were happy with the new design. When broken down by gender, men and women had exactly the same opinion, 77% dislike Timeline, while 23% like it.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students. It was launched on February 2004, It is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of February 2012, Facebook has more than 845 million active users.
A January 2009 Compete.com study ranked Facebook as the most used social networking service by worldwide monthly active users. According to Social Media Today, in April 2010 an estimated 41.6% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account.
Now that Facebook has serious competitors such as Google+ just waiting to harvest disgruntled users, it may want to reconsider that tactic.