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So yes people. Facebook is changing. I know many are freaked out but as a social media junkie – I am super stoked. As a mom of digital kids – I am even more stoked. Why? Because of the Facebook Timeline feature that Facebook introduced at F8.
What is Facebook Timeline?
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Facebook will create a timeline of the events, photos, videos, etc that you upload to your profile. As the years go on, you’ll see a timeline to a digital time capsule per se of your life.
Are you excited about the Facebook Timeline yet?
Digital Kids – Staying Connected
Currently Facebook is open to kids 13 and up. Whlie I know many of my kids’ friends are on there, by lying about their age – due to COPPA laws – 13 is the earliest age a member should be.
When I first signed up for Facebook, like so many I talk to – you had the inital smack in your face. It was like everyone you have ever known came crawling out of the wood works to greet you at this magical online hang out. While some people it was really great to reconnect with – there are always a few creepers that have you thinking – why did I accept their friend request! Then there is THAT friend. The friend you knew in elementary school, who you were BFFs with and who’s parents moved them away at a very young age. And since you sucked at writing letters, you guys lost touch and every once in a while you think – I wonder what happened to…
Well the crazy thing is, that scenario may never happen for my kids. As their friends move away, with the digital age they will be able to remain connected. And with cool features online such as Facebook’s new Timeline feature, someone’s life will be there for you to see.
Privacy Concerns on Facebook
Yes, of course privacy is a concern. With Google + nipping at the heals of Facebook with their cool new, easy to use circles – Facebook knows they must get their act together with privacy.
Facebook Timeline Official Launch
Facebook Timeline officially launches on October 3. But thanks to Tech Crunch you can activate your Facebook timeline now. GIve it a whirl. I still have some tweaking to do, but overall – it’s oh so pretty.