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Only 8% like Facebook timeline feature

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By The Drum Team | Editorial

January 30, 2012 | 1 min read

A study carried out by Sophos has found that only 8% like the changes that will come into place when Facebook makes its timeline feature compulsory, while 51% said that they were “worried” by the new format.

The survey of nearly 4,000 Facebook users found that 8% said that they would get used to the changes, which means that a virtual scrap book of each user’s pictures and updates will be created.

Critics have said that making the timeline compulsory will erode privacy, but Facebook says that nothing will be made public that is not already viewable, and that users can apply extra security settings using an ‘activity log’.

A spokesperson said: "Only you can see your activity log. You can use it to easily review and choose who sees what you've shared on your Timeline."

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