Timeline, Facebook’s hypergraphical profile triumph, has been around for almost a year, Yet there are still people out there who are averse to the redesign. Tough pokes, says FaceBook: you’re getting switched before the year is over.
TechCrunch reports all of Facebook’s Timeline holdouts will soon see a message prompting them to prepare for the switchover, providing a chance to hide photo albums of you shotgunning beers and add “Life Events” like marriage and lockjaw. Then, after seven days, boom — you’re Timelined and there’s no going back.
But Facebook, that’s so unfair! You tyrants! You bullies! You — oh hush. Timeline is gorgeous, terrifically functional and a significant change in the way we look at each other and ourselves online. You might even say it’s poignant. You might say a lot of things, but one of them shouldn’t be that Facebook is screwing you here. Really, you should have switched months ago. Looking at an old fashioned, pre-Timeline profile page is jarring at this point.
We’ve reached out to Facebook for an exact timing on the Timeline switchover, and will let you know if they spill beans.
Update: A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to us: “The hope is to have everyone moved over to timeline by fall (Australian spring).”