Exhibitionists will love Facebook’s new Timeline.
Facebook continues to skate on thin privacy ice. Until now, if you posted on Facebook, you posted contemporary information about yourself. Facebook just announced Timeline, which allows you to post your entire personal history as well.
This is great for Facebook. With personal history information from millions of Facebook users, Facebook will be able to charge even more money for access to that information. Facebook’s users won’t see one penny of that revenue.
What’s scarey is that when you place a “Visit my Facebook page” link, you’ll be inviting people to learn all about you.
What do I do with Facebook? Nothing. I don’t trust Facebook because of its continued lack of respect for user privacy. In fact, Facebook’s business model is built upon disrespect for personal privacy.