You see, Facebook's record-keeping process is like its frictionless-sharing process. In the same way that frictionless-sharing makes us bad sharers, Facebook's record-keeping makes us bad record-keepers. Certainly, it's nice to have a record, which includes major events and small, touching moments, of your life. But it's not quite as nice to have every moment of Internet-stupidity, such as the time you got kind of drunk and posted to 143 people's walls, recorded for posterity. Instead of giving us a digital scrapbook, Facebook gives us a digital transcript -- and it's usually not pretty.
And that's why it's a good idea to take another look at your Facebook Timeline, and what you've done over the past several years you've been on Facebook.
Here's what I recommend doing: