POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 10:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 5:38pm
TYLER — The new Facebook "Timeline" is replacing the profile page as we know it.
It's basically an archive of your life as seen through Facebook's eyes -- pictures you've posted, things you've said, right down to the day and the minute you signed up for Facebook.
And if users want to get creative, they can go 'back in time' so to speak and create content from their birth to the present.
KETK's web developer Andrew Newland got special access to it a few months ago -- he likes it -- but says many users will probably hate it at first.
"People are gonna be weirded out by it but only because it's different, and it's a change. Everybody gets a little freaked out when Facebook changes things," Newland said.
Privacy is another issue many are concerned about.
As the Timeline is essentially a trip down a digital memory lane, some are afraid of what might pop up -- so we asked around about privacy and change in general.
"You shouldn't put your drama out there on Facebook anyways if you don't want people to see it," said Facebook user David Bridewell.
"There's always people that hate change when it comes to anything. Especially Facebook...I mean, you're gonna hear about it for days or months, ya know, we want the old Facebook back," said Facebook user Zach Cooke.
Newland says as far as the actual privacy settings in Facebook that determines who sees your stuff -- folks shouldn't worry.
"There's nothing about privacy that changes on this, it's just a different way to view your content," Newland said.
To activate the new Timeline, just search for "Timeline" and then click "Get Timeline."
Facebook is giving users 7 days to customize their new page before it goes public for everyone a week from now.
On KETK's Facebook page, Marinda Vincent says 'It's not too bad. I think I handled this change better since they went over it on the Today show first. Never hurts to have a heads up," Vincent said.