Everything You'll Hate About Facebook Timeline

The Atlantic Wire has your guide to the Facebook redesign—and everything you'll hate about it. If every change the site makes engenders a burst of vitriol, expect a big one with Timeline, one of the most comprehensive revamps in the site's history. You now need two profile pictures: the default photo and a “cover photo”—a landscape picture that covers the top of the page. Then there's the news feed, which is broken into two columns with recent events scattered between them. “Building the Timeline out requires a lot of effort,” says Rebecca Greenfield, and Facebook, anticipating the inevitable confusion and rage, has given users a 7-day period to tweak their timeline before making it publicly visible.