Everyone hates Facebook Timeline

Now that almost everyone has had their Facebook profiles switched to the new Timeline layout I would have thought some would have gotten used to it by now. Not so much. I have yet to hear 1 single positive review of the change.

Timeline makes people want to punch Facebook in the face, while also making picture hacks like ^this no longer possible.

While hacking the new layout to punch people in the face is still possible, it isnt the same…

When Myspace (lol. Myspace…) and Youtube implemented layout changes they both allowed users to try out the new and go back to the old if they chose. In the case of Myspace it was over a year before profiles were mass-nudged to the new layout and even then, if one never updated their profile, they never got the change since it only went into effect upon the next edit-save. With Facebook Timeline, there is no going back. This is the new Facebook… and evidently everyone hates it.

The change is so unpopular that there are tons of scams offering to revert your profile:

A number of scammers are taking advantage of Timeline backlash by developing pages that include deceptive instructions on how to revert to the old profile. These fraudulent Facebook pages prompt users to click a number of Like buttons, invite friends, watch YouTube videos and download files. Timeline, however, is permanent once a user opts in to try it, and will be mandatory across the site within weeks.

Despite Facebook’s efforts to educate users about the new profile, some people have misconceptions that make them susceptible to scams like these. We have found 16 Timeline-related scam pages, which have collectively gained more than 71,000 likes. The largest, with nearly 19,000 likes, has been around for at least two weeks. These pages are among the top search results when searching Facebook for “timeline.”

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