January 23, 2012

Facebook

Who's using the new timeline?

It's been like ages and I couldn't remember the last time I opened my Facebook account except for this month. While people were so fond updating statuses and uploading pictures, I just lost my appetite for the said social networking site. Maybe because I became anti-social and blogging became my online world. I forgot that beyond the walls of my online journal is another place where my long lost friends were. We can update each other through text messages but seeing what I saw today on Facebook just gave me a hint of what I am missing. Oh well, I blame it all to the BUSY life.

I was never outdated with the new features but I never updated mine, after all I wasn't well fond of it like I was before. Again, blame on the BUSY life. 

I must admit, I love how the new timeline looks


And now I am torn between the decision of updating or not. I am concerned with the security settings. If you're one of my Facebook friends, you know how much I protect the privacy not only of my own account but that of my friends as well, that's why you won't see who are they. Not to mention:

1. you can post on my wall but only me can see them
2. you can tag me on your photos but they will only be visible to me
3. my photos were shared to the intended audience (not to all)
4. search for me was off
5. "add friend" was enabled to friends of friends only
6. message was only open for friends
7. and so on

I opt for that kind of security not because I am leery but because I believe that we should all be responsible for what we share online. More and more crimes were becoming possible nowadays with the help of the social networking sites and with that, we have to be careful.

But I am glad that somehow I am learning to trust again and somehow in the long run be more open.

67 comments:

  1. AHHAHAH.... well love and hate para sa akin ang facebook timeline.... peksman... ehehhehe... anyway... like what I've said... it's time para sa iyo na harapin na silang lahat... tama na ang ka ek-ekan na yan.. facebook to the max na... wala ng priva privacy na yan.... ahahahhahah

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    1. ikaw pala ang may love and hate relationship sa facebook eh. Ayoko pa din. Ganun muna siya tinatamad pa din akong ayusin saka hindi pa rin ako fond sa kanya. hehehe.

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  2. im not really into facebook. madalas akong nagbubukas but im not updating my FB always. nakikipagchat lang ako sa mga kaibigan ko at tinitingnan mga update nila. =D

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    1. me too, I am not always opening it. Boring ang FB ko. Kasi madalas hindi rin naka log in mga friends dahil too busy lahat.

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  3. Gamit ko lang ang facebook dahil sa mga zynga games..hehe.at syempre chicka minutes with my friends.

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    1. dati adik din ako sa mga games, pero ngayon naka-get over na ako. hehehe.

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  4. What you did is just right. I did the same thing in my Facebook account. I don't even share anything there. :)

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    1. Thank God I wasn't alone! It's the last thing i'm opening when I'm in front of the computer.

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  5. I've not upated my FB for months (maybe almost a year now), With Poj, Eric, chores, work, family, friends, blog etc etc I just dont have the time anymore. I do have the same settings as you or similar to it. Nothing against it, but I would update or browse when Ive got the time, =)

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    1. Ako siguro almost 6 months. Wow sis, you got a lot in your hands, but if I have Poj beside me, I would totally forgot about facebook too. He's so cute.

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  6. I really love the new facebook timeline kahit yung iba e sinusumpa nila kasi daw complicated. Pero na pansin ko lang ang daming security setting ko ang nabago ata at nahihirapan akong ibalik sa dati.

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    1. Akala ko din dati complicated but when I saw it yesterday mukhang madali naman. Buti nasabi mo yan, pag-iisipan ko kung mag timeline ako.

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  7. awww... parehas talaga tayo twin sis. I rarely use facebook. Last time, my best friend called asking why i didn't greet her on her facebook wall on her birthday. I said i don't use FB that much. tsaka nag reklamo pa, eh nag text naman ako. hehe..

    sobrang protected ang mga pictures ko. Konti lang ang naka-share talaga. kung anong nakikita ng lahat ng friends ko yun na lang makikita nila. kasi na set na din na family and close friends lang makakakita ng tag and newly upload photo.

    I must say, wala pa ring appeal ang timeline sa akin. haha.. ang choosy. Happy ang ako sa word with friends game, scrabble game na lagi naming nilalaro ni jed. hehe.. salamat dun sa app na yun nabubuksan ko ang fb ko. hehe..laro tayo nun minsan twin sis. masaya. hehe..

    miss you twin sis. lika na nga kita na tayo. coffee jelly na. hindi tall ah? venti. haha.. love you twin sis.

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    1. awww, oo nga! Pati yata feelings natin nagkakasundo. Nung ako twin sis ang dami palang nag greet hindi ko alam kasi hindi ako nagbukas ng FB.

      Buti ka nga naka set sa family, ako only me lang ang mga pictures na nakatag. Konti lang din ang naka-share kong pictures, okay na ganun ang settings nitatamad pa akong ayusin ngayon. Hehehe.

      Nakita ko yung timeline kahapon feeling ko kasi header yung cover photo kaya nagustuhan ko. hehehe. Anu yung word with friends na game twin sis? Sige laro tayo nun, lag-in tayo minsan para makalaro.

      I miss you too. Lika tara na. Oo Venti na coffee jelly...hahaha. Love you too twin sis.

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  8. Ay ako, ganun din.. Wala ako masyadong ina-upload na pictures sa Facebook ko. Naka-hide din ako sa FB name search. Ang add friend, nasa friends of friends lang din.. and only friends can send me messages. hihi.. Suplada lang. :p

    Pero tama lang din, Sa panahon kasi ngayon, andali lang magnakaw ng pictures and information about a person. So dapat maging aware kung kanino natin sine-share ang mga blah-blah sa buhay natin. :D

    Oh, and yes, I'm using the new timeline. Ayos naman sya.. I like it. More organized than the old one,, at pwede kong balikan ang mga old posts ko with ease. :D

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    1. Hahaha, natawa ako Ms. Leah, parehong pareho tayo ng settings.

      Kasi nga ang daming crimes sa paligid natin ngayon kaya ayun, sobrang higpit talaga ako sa mga social networking sites ko, feeling suplada lang din. Hehehe.

      Gusto ko kasi yung cover photo Ms. Leah, kaya naisipan ko kung update ko na ba siya. Hehehe. Ang simple ng problem ko, pinalala ko lang. Hahaha.

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  9. :) yes..even i like that look ..and its ok to be security prone... nothing unusual about it .. take care ...

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    1. Hi Sushmita. How are you? Love the cover photo of the new timeline. I am always security prone.

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  10. Facebook is ridiculously unsafe for your private information these days. I agree that the timeline cover looks really nice though, and you can do silly things with it. :P

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    1. I saw the customized cover photo and love them that's why I thought of updating mine. Now that I got over with it, I am having second thoughts again.

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  11. I rarely use my Facebook account and have not updated to the new features. I probably won't until the old way of doing things is no longer available.

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    1. I agree with you George. I really love the old way of doing things, like updating our friends and talking to them personally and sending letters which I found really awesome.

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  12. Naka timeline ako hehe! customized naman ung akin, hnd lahat nakakakita sa mga post, tag at photos ko.. ganun din for security reason, iba na ang panahon ngyn..

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    1. ang gusto ko po sa new timeline yung cover photo. Hehehe.

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  13. i don't like timeline, pero parang magta-timeline na rin ako the next time i can visit my fb account. nilalangaw na yon. haha

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    1. hahaha, madalas din langawin ang FB ko. Mas enjoy kasi ako mag blog.

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  14. Mas gusto ko ang mag blog kaysa mag facebook! Di nga ako naglalagay ng status e. In short, inactive ako. nyahaha! Nagpopost din naman ako ng pictures para sa kakarimpot kong friends.lol!

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    1. Ako pati upload tinatamad ako lalo na yung upadate ng status. Nung nakaraan nga sabi ko parang nakalimutan ko na pano mag-update ng status. mas love ko din kasi ang blog.

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    1. Yes and it's security that made me more vigilant.

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  16. Kahit kami ng boyfriend ko di na din nagfefacebook. Tingin lang notification, pag wala, out na. Hehe. Naka-off din ang search sakin (para walang makapag-add) hihi.

    Pero gusto ko ng tanggalin ang timeline ko pero I don't know how :'(

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    1. too bad ganda we cannot remove the timeline anymore. Ako nga napilitan ayusin kasi timeline will be mandatory in no time. Sad!

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    2. ay ganun? sayang, sana pala di ko muna binago. Ha! Bunga ng ka-usyosohan. Pero ok na din :)

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  17. Thanks for making this a topic, as for me I don't think to change or update my fb into this timeline. I would rather put as simple as same as like ever before.

    More post to come.

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    1. Thanks. I love the old look of facebook too. Kaso they will make it mandatory na daw. Sad talaga.

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  18. Sey!!! It's been a super duper long time! It seems like I've missed a lot of your post...but hey, I will spend the whole hour as in right now, this very moment to catch up and comment hihihi. Anyway, I still want the old facebook set up, the time line is cool but I feel it's a little clustered but a lot of people seemed to love the new timeline though..I guess I'll get used to it on time. AND...I didn't know you have facebook! hahaha, add me okay? Here's my addy: pinkchinadoLL17@aol.com

    ♥Hugs♥
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    1. Thanks Coline. I am happy to see you here again and active in blogging. I missed you so much. I'll add you once makapag-FB ako. Thanks for sending the link.

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  19. I use the new Timeline. Love it. I don't get all this hate for Facebook changes. Everything changes naman.

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    1. Yup and the change will be effective to everbody according to yahoo news. I think they have to keep on improving so they won't be left behind.

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  20. hindi ako nagtimeline kasi mga naibaon mo na nahuhukay dito!! hahaha shet!! hahaha

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    1. hahaha, dami ko tawa sayo Quin. Tama ka, tawa nga kami ng tawa last time ng friend ko kasi napaka-emo daw niya last 2010. hahaha.

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  21. hahaha! my facebook page is THAT private too. :) I even sometimes request my friends to upload pictures in an event that I took with my camera instead of uploading it on my own account. Nakakapagod kasi minsan ung marami maxadong notifications tapos di nmn related to you.

    I experienced cyber bullying na rin through facebook so I deactivated my other account with 1000+, 50% of which di ko maxado kilala. acquintances lang.

    Pero isnt it ironic that we are so private in facebook pero in blogging, we give our hearts out? :)

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    1. Pareho tayo. I let my friends and family upload the pictures of our events kasi I was that lazy to open my Facebook. Be careful in adding friends. Sometimes, people are too lazy to get a life they would mess yours.

      yup it's ironic but I think kasi sa blogging, we never reveal too much personal information like address. We can still conceal special information.

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  22. hindi naman pagsusuplada ang super private settings...privacy lang talaga...hehe...i dont use the timeline thing, my fb account is for my friends anyway...hindi ko masyado ginagamit unless kelangan talga...haha...not a fan of fb...

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    1. I was an addict one but not now.

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  23. havent timelined my fb too, just plain busy, naks ako na ang busy haha ;)

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    1. ako din ako na din ang busy hahaha!

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  24. I think it is perfectly okay to pick and choose what social networking you feel comfortable with. I have plenty of friends who have opted out of FB all together.

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    1. I thought of opting once but right now, I'll just FB like that.

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  25. Hi Sey,

    I rarely update my status in my FB account because I feel that you just have to write something worth reading by others and avoid shallow comments or status. Others took advantage of FB status by writing a diary already and I find that annoying...grrr.

    About the Timeline in FB, I did not attempt to change to that, I'm happy with the original look that I currently have.

    Belated Happy Chinese New Year. More Blessings and Happiness for you n 2012!!!

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    1. Ako sis, I already forgot how to update the status. Hindi ko alam anong sasabihin. Hahaha.

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  26. Hi!

    Happened to drop by your blog. :)
    I've also just recently joined the timeline because well... it will go live soon anyways, might as well just get on with it and get used to it. :))

    And well, I AM used to it by now. I used to be a person who loves privacy but I think I took a turn when I went into blogging; I mean I just didn't care that much anymore. But of course, I still look after my security.

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    1. Right, as in live for everyone that's why I opted to update it to check if my settings we're still the same, and thank God they were.

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  27. hello sey, it's been months....grabe I miss you and your stories...hahaha I blame it to BUSY life as well...hahaha

    same with you before I was addicted to fb but right now I just got bored and tired of playing and updating...hahaha but I check on it once in a while....

    wait are we friends yet? hahahah mukang hndi pa ata tyo friend sa FB :-)

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    1. Hindi pa nga Nash, add me. Wait, where have you been? I missed you. I always check on your blog. Are you back for good?

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  28. I have to say that I am not on Facebook much. I go on once in a while when friends say they added pictures or something. I hope you are doing great my friend! have a wonderful weekend!

    Mama Hen

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    1. Thanks Mama Hen. I hope you're doing great as well.

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  29. And I hate timeline...kaya sa phone nalang ako nag fb ngyn kc it has the old format that Im use 2...umarte lang:) I wish you all the best for this 2012:)

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    1. Oo nga buti pa sa phone hindi kita ang timeline. Bakit kasi may timeline pa, huhuhu.

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  30. nako, we're totally opposites with this one. i'm always on facebook and i upload so much photos in it. the thing is, i only add as friends those i really know, for privacy/security sake.

    and oh, i'm using the timeline. it feels like tumblr. haha! :)

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    1. I'm using timeline too kasi it will be live for all users in no time.

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  31. I'm actually a fan of the Timeline... Haha. Is that weird?

    http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for dropping here. I am not that into it, but maybe I'll get by soon.

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  32. parang gusto kong gawin ang mga nabangit mong privacy settings. gusto ko ang facebook pero yong parang kinakalat ang tungkol sayo medyo hindi.meron palang mga ganyan.

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    1. Go dali ayusin mo na mga settings mo. Hoy kamusta ka na? tagal mo nawala ah!

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