How to get Facebook’s new Timeline and What the heck is it?

introducing timeline

Can’t wait to get Facebook’s New Timeline ?

You will have it very soon, don’t worry! However if you have been chomping at the bit since the launch of Timeline in December for your Facebook Profile to change and can’t wait any longer you can get it right now.

Before we go into that, some are still asking – What is Facebook timeline?  Facebook timeline is a new profile layout that will show your Facebook activity from the time you joined Facebook. In a Time… Line!  Clever?  So, now your Facebook friends can look through your whole Facebook networking history not just what you posted today or last week.  Fun or Scary?  You may want to change some settings, I will show you how. I’m surprised actually that some of my most safety conscious friends are loving the new timeline.

This is Mick Say’s Timeline…He’s from the Online Marketing Academy – I’m sure he won’t mind me showing you what it looks like.

I do like the fact that you can have a cover picture (the large picture at the top) it makes the page look much more professional and interesting.

Ok I will stop going on and tell you how to get the new Facebook timeline now.

All you have to do is go to Facebook’s page Introducing timeline and click the green button at the bottom of the page get timeline

Thankfully you have a full Seven days to play around with how it looks and the privacy settings, which you will want to change, before it actually goes live on your own Facebook page. However if you are finished editing or don’t want to you can publish it whenever you like.  Even if you don’t activate the New timeline now, when it eventually does come to you, you still get those seven days to adjust the settings or remove posts that you don’t want to be seen.

I can see this being a problem for those people that only go on to Facebook once a week – I’m sure there are such people – they won’t even know that the new timeline is on their page.  So getting it now might be an option for them.

You can remove certain stories – posts or comments for which I wrote a blog about in  September on Adding and Removing Stories (Pictures and statuses) from your New Timeline.

To alter how posts are seen and who by

Go to your Activity Log which is the button on the right under your cover picture.

Here you can alter each item to Public, Friends, friends except acquaintances, only me or custom, and more. Or you can remove it.

This on the Facebook help pages there is  “Timeline: A New King of Profile” this will give you all of the information that you need to know about the timeline.

Timeline Basics

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I think that just about covers it, I hope that you are now clear on what Facebook’s new timeline is and how to change the settings.  If you have any questions and can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to put a comment here and I will try to help you with it.
Hope this helps.




Facebook Scam – Google+ Get Invite

Surprise, Surprise –  there appears to be a few fake Google plus invite pages flying around facebook at the moment offering immediate access to Google+ who’s social network is currently running in beta with a limited amount of people.  I say that but a report from Mashable says that  there are now more than 10 million google+ users.

Every now and then Google opens up the network for a little while so that you can send out invites and people can accept, but its not for long and if you miss it you have to wait for the next one, when two come a long at once, oh no – that’s buses sorry.

This  facebook page hasn’t been around for very long but already it has 30k likes – I read some of the posts on there and one person said, Oh no this is a scam, can I still have a google+ invite though ?

There are hundred of comments giving out email addresses (nice) for anyone to see, I didn’t “like” the page but I could still see everyone’s email address and their full names – all I need now is your credit card details please?   A nice place for a hacker or scammer to get lots of information for further scams.  The website link on the Google+ Get Invite page just brings you back to the page, and there is no further information on there at all, apart from users email addresses.

By liking this page you have to allow many different permissions and one of them is where you allow the scammers to spam this to all of your followers.  Access my data at any time, love it!

If you are ever adding applications to Facebook, made sure you read the request for permission link carefully, and understand what it is able to do.

Google Plus – Direct Access

This is also another fake page circulating facebook called  Google Plus – Direct Access – which asks you to send the message out to 50 people asking them to join the page before you can join.

Once again, if in doubt, don’t click.

If you have clicked this remove your message, remove the link from your feed, tell people its a scam and remove the application (privacy settings) as it can send out messages at anytime to anyone from your account.

The only safe way to join Google+ is to join here – or get one of your friends to invite you.

Hope this helps