Facebook timeline feature still not ready to be live

By on December 6, 2011
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And there are reasons.

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When Facebook announced their major overhaul to the ‘wall’ called Timeline, it was an idea to keep Facebook as a log of key events in your life whic wasn’t completely met positively. Many people thought the pages looked too busy and had privacy concerns with the feature. While developers were able to enable it early, the feature has yet to go live on the website for everyone.

AlllThingsD.com asked Facebook about the reason for this delay and this is what a spokesperson said:

“We wanted to let developers build on the platform and to give users more time to get used to the idea of change coming.”

Makes sense, and this is why they’ve pushed off the release of the feature as well as Open Graphs to January.

But sources in the article report that one of the reasons why it’s taking this long is because Facebook is working on the mobile versions of the feature which haven’t been received too well. It could also have to do something with the lawsuit they’ve been facing with Timelines.com but I doubt it. Either way, fix it before the release is the way to go since it’s a major upgrade that can easily alienate even the most loyal of users.


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