Your Facebook Profile is Changing (What you need to know)

Fellow Mainers, it’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about Christmas, but the time that Facebook decides to release a new profile design.

WHAT? 

I feel your pain, but this one’s different. I promise.

In the latest round of updates, Facebook has released “Timeline“, changing the user’s profile into a roadmap of past activity since first signing up. Users can add landmarks, important events, and easily scroll back and see what they posted a few months, or a few years ago. I’ve had the Facebook Timeline for a couple months, and it’s pretty comical to take a look back at the strange things I posted during high school. Take a look at this gem I found below:

Facebook Timeline

The more I scrolled through my past, the more I realized that this latest round of updates is not only aesthetic, but builds an emotional connection. For the past five years, I’ve been keeping a online, interactive diary of my life…and didn’t even know it.

If you’re worried about privacy, I understand your concern. Take some time to review the settings. There’s a little bit of a learning curve, but I’m confident users will see the benefits quickly. Still don’t understand what’s going on? Take a look at this video below.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

(Update: There’s no telling when these changes will happen. But it will happen soon)