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April 22, 2012

Facebook Timeline Alienating 50% of its Users

More than half of Facebook users are worried about timeline, according to a poll of 4,110 people by Sophos.
More specifically, of the 4,110 respondents to the Sophos poll:
  • 51.29 percent said timeline worried them;
  • 32.36 percent said they didn’t know why they were still on Facebook;
  • 8.39 percent guessed they’d get used to timeline; and
  • 7.96 percent liked timeline.
According to  Sophos, the type of Facebook user who would respond to one of its polls is likely more security-conscious than the average user on the social network.
Still, more than 50 percent expressing concern and fewer than eight percent giving timeline the thumbs-up isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement.
Readers: Are you concerned about the security implications of the amount of personal information that can potentially be revealed by timeline if you don’t use the settings correctly?