From your mouth to God's ears.
I like to think that the two or three other "Brian Sianos" out there are more likely to be embarassed about stuff _I've_ posted.
I'm very lucky that I'm the only person in the world with my name, but it's just another reason to dislike using Farcebook.
I guess it's a good think I'm the only person with my name but still, I may deactivate my FB over this.
This is rather troubling as I was VERY open about my personal life, back when it was limited to college students and a very quiet place to post. There were a few things from 2006 I'm not proud of, but really thought there was no way to go back that far.
Re-wiring the security settings is going to be a pain, I'm sure. I hope they offer a sweeping fix where one could just hide everything from certain years or months.
I don't think Facebook has ever been interesting enough for people to want to go back and look at their status messages from three years ago... I could be wrong. But I think Timeline is nice, maybe even cute, for a scrapbook of key events... but I think using it for every word we posted on the website is pretty awful.
Long live LJ... where people actually post interesting things that would make me interested in going through the archives.
You've hit this on the head. FB only lets you post a status update of 400 characters. Most of it is timely trash. Historians may love it in aggregate, but nobody's going to sit down and read a 300 page book of my Facebook posts i in the way they may sit down and read a 300 page book of my LJ posts.
Facebook realizes that there's something they don't have, but their platform was never meant for this.
With Facebook it's more like you're standing on your front porch shouting something -- if people aren't walking past at that moment they'll never hear you.
That's the best description of FB I've ever seen.
What I liked about FB was how non-MySpace it was.
I swear if they start allowing music to autoplay and glitter graphics to be shared, I'm gonna pitch a huge ol' hissy fit.
LJ may tick me off on a regular basis, but yes - you know the history stays and you have control over the layout you use. I dislike very much the regular no-opt-out changes.
I did notice a while back that you have the option to download email discussions and FB history, which made me wonder if they were going to a more 'things stay forever' format.
Because LJ lasts "forever" was the big reason that I wanted them to be doing backups of user data. This is too much of my life to just *vanish*.
Did you not get a "you've been tagged" notice? I can't remember when they started doing that and/or when they let you approve things you'd been tagged in. I think they were doing that earlier than 2010.
I was wondering this too. Would you have been notified the moment someone else tagged you? And you can't tag anyone you aren't friends with, right?
2011-12-19 07:03 pm (UTC)
Who are these people posting in my timeline?
I'm pretending to be a Luddite where Facebook is concerned that I have yet to experience the timeline. Thank goodness. That looks like a nightmare above.
Are you telling me that this thing goes live on the 24th whether you want it or not and there's no way to delete the archived messages?
It does look hauntingly like MS. I shudder when I think about the mess they made of that port. Thank god LJ has continued to stay as clean as it has.
One of the options under privacy is something like "friends only all old posts".
"In which I swear I have never chugged beer from a vesuvala even if Facebook says otherwise."
But...but...that is a vuvuzela! I'd know, I have two. :)
Never tried using one as a beer swilling device, though...
Don't say you learned it from me, tag the other guy.
Holy waitaminnit-- that's me! I'm on your front page?
You tagged me in six photos, so it shows up in my timeline.
It looks so confusing... Especially when somebody else with your name is on your page. I wonder if his timeline has one of your posts in it?
On another note, ha, I apparently commented on your link as you took that shot. :D