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One of my friends now has a strange-looking Facebook profile. It uses this “Timeline” thing and her layout is more horizontal than vertical. Gone is the single column of wall posts with updates. And instead of a series of small pictures at the top, there is one big panoramic. She likes the changes, but I don’t. I reallydon’t.
I’ll admit, I can be a crusty curmudgeon at the advanced age of 42. Nothing irritates me more than when the grocery store moves everything around, forcing me to search for what I need. (I used to know where it was!) Ditto new software programs that seem to make changes just to make changes. Looks like I’m not alone.
Brittany Darwell of Inside Facebook found 16 separate pages on how to remove or disable Timeline and they have gathered a collective 71,000 likes. Unfortunately, they’re all scams! Some ask you to “like” a bunch of pages in order to get rid of Timeline. Others want you to download extensions for your browser.
The bad news: Downloading anything could be dangerous. And, according to Darwell and to Drew Olanoff at The Next Web, there is no way to disable Timeline once you’ve said yes to trying it. The new system will become mandatory for all users soon.