Over the last few months I have been BETA testing the new Timeline profile page for Facebook and have started to ask myself who benefits from all this information? It is a very interesting platform but I’m very worried about the privacy side to this.
I have had Facebook for over five years and now am having to go post by post reading everything I have posted online and having to do individual privacy changes and its already consumed many hours.
Don’t get me wrong I think the Timeline feature from Facebook but they have to add more options for users whom would prefer a more limited exposure to the content on the timeline
Imagine this scenario:
You have just joined a company and your boss has sent you a friend request, you know that you have some embarrassing comments and shares from many years ago and not accepting his request could lead you missing out in many opportunities at the company. So what do you do? of course you could change the privacy settings to limit everything he sees but he would still gain access to your wall (Timeline).
I would really much like to have an option that when you add a new friend or even your current friends you could limit the access they have to your overall timeline, It could be done in segments such as 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year back or you could actually have a option to tick out years out of your timeline so that person would not gain access.