I just hit the publish button on my shiny new Facebook Timeline... after deliberating for days. Ha, as if there's any option. It's automatic conversion time after October 1st. There are just a few features I'm digging, but mostly I'm not sold on the two-column layout as I find it challenging to orient my brain as to what's most recent. I also don't care for the five categories of "life events" front and center on the publisher - can't say I'll be using those. The fact there are choices like "Add a roommate," "Broke a bone," and "Got a License" does seem to indicate this latest iteration of the personal profile is geared toward a particularly young audience.
In fact, Mashable posted the other day that the new Timeline is predominantly designed for younger users. I tend to agree. Younger and/or those who are simply much more open about their entire
life! :) http://mashable.com/2011/09/23/facebook-timeline-youth-communication/
Facebook really do want users to feel compelled to whiz up and down that timeline from birth onwards and fill in every gap... whether you make the post visible to Only You or all the way up to Public, just keep in mind all that data is pure gold for advertisers. #justsayin.If the Facebook changes have your head spinning, your eyes twirling, and your fingers tied in knots (ha!), come join me on Friday at this free webinar to go through all the changes! http://www.marismith.com/facebook-changes-complete-guide-free-webinar-mari-smith/
If you haven't upgraded to the new Timeline yet and would like to, try this simple five-minute guide:http://www.businessinsider.com/get-facebook-timeline-2011-9
And here's a great walkthrough of the Timeline: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/09/23/how-to-use-facebook-timeline-profile/