The Facebooks, They Are a Changin’

Some time back, Facebook made the new “timeline” profile available to users. People did not seem to enthuse over the new profile, and the majority of users never migrated to Facebook’s newest version of the Edsel. Here is a link to a JPG file with a diagram to help you understand. Feel better now? It doesn’t matter.

Demonstrating its usual sensitivity to customer satisfaction, Facebook decided to cram the new timeline profile down everyone’s throats whether they like it or not.

The migration is under way, and if you notice your Facebook profile or page suddenly seems to look different, stupid, or just plain wrong, this is why.

It may be that the new Facebook has wonderful features that were not available in the older version. Likely, these are features some of us will never use. It does not matter, though because you are getting it whether you want it or not. They are Facebook. Who the hell are you? You’re nobody. What are you going to do about it—change over to Google Plus? BWHAHAHA! Good luck with that. Hope you have fun connecting with the other ten users over there.

This kind of thing will continue until a new platform comes along that threatens Facebook’s supremacy, or until Facebook has finally improved itself to death. In the mean time, just sit back and enjoy the chaos. If you grow weary of Facebook, and don’t know what to do with your excess social media time, try hanging out here at Indies Unlimited.

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Author: Stephen Hise

Stephen Hise is the Evil Mastermind and founder of Indies Unlimited. Hise is an independent author and an avid supporter of the indie author movement. Learn more about Stephen at his website or his Amazon author page.

10 thoughts on “The Facebooks, They Are a Changin’”

  1. It's just one of those things – people complain because they have nothing better to complain about. In a few months' time, we will have forgotten the old Facebook, and really, aren't there better things to spend your time thinking about?

    1. Oh, sure – if I was you. I'd be off skiing, sailing, mountain climbing, or milking rare goats…

      But I lead a very monastical existence, sequestered here in my solitary mountain enclave with Facebook as my only connection to the outside world.


  2. What's that phrase? 'If it's free, you're the product.' No doubt timeline makes data mining easier (paranoid? moi?) and isn't for the users at all. They do it because they can, we won't move on unless or until something better comes along. I fume at every change, I'm old, it's hard to deal with. But I stay because that's where my friends are. What we need is a master plan for Indies to get bigger than Facebook. 🙂

  3. Great post, Stephen. Thanks for making me laugh this morning! I actually like the new look of the pages, although the time line element seems silly.

    I've noticed that several authors have included their website info and other sales pitches in the "banner" photo at the top of the page, which is against the rules. FB will supposedly take those down.

    Any/all information about what you sell, including the URL for your website must be in the "About" section.

  4. Ha! Great laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Too much below the fold. Nobody's eyes zig-zag that way… but Carolyn is right on. There's nowhere else to go.

    Thanks for making fun of it. I just found Indies Unlimited and love it.

  5. For people who don't like change (like me), it's all very frightening. But I did get brave and tried it on my author page before the deadline – yep, pats back – and now I'm just hoping I can figure it all out with my personal one soon enough.

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