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Facebook's Timeline user interface is raising eyebrows and heart rates from media and pundits who fear the social network is becoming a little too revealing.
When he was Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO, current Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took a lot of flak in the media for a comment he made at an event at the Newsuem in Washington, D.C., last October.
Schmidt, responding to a question about the possibility of Google developing some kind of neurological implant, replied: "Google policy is to get right up to the...
"It's a contextual identity; something you won't get from a real name, a passport, an ID card, or even a DNA profile. Whereas previously profiles were a collection of hand-picked pieces of information coupled with some things you'd shared recently, now you'll see wedding photos, pictures of drunken nights on the town four years ago, and perhaps a status update you made when you were hurt and upset after something you've long forgotten that happened in 2006 – mixed up with more professional status updates and links, of course."
And that's a major dilemma users are facing as Facebook prepares for its worldwide launch of Timeline. Users can control what they do now and act in a professional, appropriate manner.
or even a DNA profile.
Originally posted by EspyderMan
reply to post by Jason88
I suggest that if this concerns you this much, delete your FB account and don't ever go back.
That's what I will be doing...
Either your part of the social experiment, or you opt out...edit on 26-9-2011 by EspyderMan because: (no reason given)