(WICHITA, Kan.) — On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off two new items for the popular social networking website.
One is called Timeline. According to Zuckerberg, Timeline will allow users to see "a story of your life." Essentially, everything you've ever posted on Facebook will be there. Every status update, every photo, everything.
The other new edition, is a feature called "Ticker." Zuckerberg describes this addition as a new way for users to share what they're doing online with other Facebook users.
What I want to know is "Who cares?" I've played around with several apps that share stuff on Facebook. Whether it be what song I'm listening to on my iPod, or what restaurant I'm dining at, or whatever. Every time I have, I've wondered, "does anyone care that I'm listening to 'Panama' by Van Halen right now?"
There are some people who've said that they're going to switch to Google+. There are others who say that they'll just ignore the changes altogether.
I'm not going to say that people should switch to another social networking site, but I do wonder what Zuckerberg's motivations are in providing these additions. Does he think people actually want to know all of this? Why would someone sit down and spend minutes or hours of their day to read up on absolutely everything anyone has ever done on Facebook? I mean, why can't we just cut to the chase, and tell me what I need to know? This person lives in this town and went to this school and is related to these people. I, personally, don't want to know much else.
I know that there's going to be people out there who will say that I just don't get it. Or that I'm out of touch or whatever, but I just can't wrap my head around why we will need to know absolutely everything about everyone. I think it's a tad bit creepy to be honest with you.
Of course, we can always change our privacy settings, and we all know what a pain that is. Or we can complain about the changes like a lot of people are, and I guess I am complaining too.