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Facebook Timeline draws love, hate ... and creativity

"Disclaimer: <a href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-765134'>I'm a fan of Facebook Timeline</a>," writes Rudolfo Nobre of Lisbon, Portugal. He works in digital marketing and social media, so he says he was "eager to start playing with the cover pic as soon as it came out." He describes his image as sort of like the film "Inception" -- a picture of himself holding up a picture of himself holding up another picture of himself. Nobre says he appreciated Facebook's previous visual simplicity but likes Timeline as well: "With the cover pic, you now have a canvas that you can use to tell everyone, upfront, a bit of who you are, what you're using Facebook for, or how you're feeling." "Disclaimer: I'm a fan of Facebook Timeline," writes Rudolfo Nobre of Lisbon, Portugal. He works in digital marketing and social media, so he says he was "eager to start playing with the cover pic as soon as it came out." He describes his image as sort of like the film "Inception" -- a picture of himself holding up a picture of himself holding up another picture of himself. Nobre says he appreciated Facebook's previous visual simplicity but likes Timeline as well: "With the cover pic, you now have a canvas that you can use to tell everyone, upfront, a bit of who you are, what you're using Facebook for, or how you're feeling."
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Creative Facebook timelines
'Inception'-style design
Apple tribute
The (re)-creation of Adam
Scan it
'Timeline within a Timeline'
Timeline protest
Passport picture
Facebook illustration
Mini-resume
Welcome mat
Filmstrip
Behind the scenes
Big events
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • New Facebook layout features larger images, life events
  • Timeline fans and foes are using the new design to express themselves in creative ways
  • Take a look at some of our favorite profiles in the gallery above
  • See more creative Timelines on CNN iReport

(CNN) -- It's one of the most polarizing issues among people today. It's drawn online protests and immense frustration. And once you've formed an opinion about it, it's hard to change your mind.

Nope, it's not the 2012 election. It's another Facebook redesign.

Facebook Timeline, currently rolling out to all users, is one of the biggest design changes in the site's eight-year history. Timeline, an interface that encourages users to make Facebook a kind of online scrapbook of their lives, has been optional for all accounts since December.

Timeline features larger "wall" photos and a huge cover photo in addition to a profile picture, and it emphasizes major life events.

Do people hate Facebook Timeline?

Timeline has plenty of naysayers, who say they think the new layout is confusing and reveals too much personal information. But among fans, the larger photos and ability to navigate events by year are some of the favorite features.

And they're taking advantage of those features. The last time Facebook redesigned its profiles to include more photos, artists got creative, and they did it again again with Timeline.

Whatever your opinion of the new site, you're sure to appreciate the imagination and originality of the Facebook users featured in the gallery above.

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