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Facebook Timeline: Time’s Almost Up

Yes, it’s true…

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/24/10226976-facebook-timeline-theres-no-escaping-it-now#comments

From the article:

Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline. When you get timeline, you’ll have 7 days to preview what’s there now.

So get ready, people. ‘Like’ it or not, if you use Facebook you’re going to be using it with this completely different interface starting very soon.

Of course, as with all Facebook changes, it has to be pointed out this is a FREE service that we’re all using. Kind of trumps any complaints one might have about the things these people decide to do with their website that we are enjoying at no cost 🙂

That being said, this has generated probably more divisive chatter than any other change Facebook has made in the past and it’s always interesting to hear different thoughts on things.

What do you think? Feel free to comment or just vote in the poll below.

Oh, and be sure to take a good look at your profile once Timeline gets activated for your account. Here’s an article with some helpful advice for customizing your new look.

And to answer your question…no I haven’t changed mine yet. Perhaps I’ll spend an afternoon this weekend going through the past 3.5 years of my life. That should be interesting. Gotta do it though, because Facebook isn’t going to wait much longer for holdouts like me. Deep breath. We can do this!

Today’s Question: Google+

Google+ is here. Admittedly, I don’t know enough about it to know if that’s a good thing but I do want to share the news with you, in case you haven’t heard.

Here’s a write-up on today’s launch:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217992/Google_goes_after_Facebook_with_Google_

From the article:

Google’s new service, which now is only available to a small group of users and invitees, is designed to enable people to post status updates, share links and upload photos.

 However, what Google hopes will set its social network apart from Facebook and the smaller social networking services is that Google+ is set up to allow users to communicate within separate groups of their online friends. Instead of posting an update that goes out to everyone, Google+ enables users to create “circles” or groups, such as a user’s poker buddies, college friends, work colleagues and family members.

Now a user can communicate separately with each group.

So, what do you think? Will you try it out when it becomes fully available?

Please vote in the poll below. It’s anonymous and takes all of two seconds to complete. Thanks!

Update: Here’s the promo video..