Did you get a chance to experience Timeline, Facebook’s latest sensation? Not long ago, we published a post where we we introduced and demystified Facebook’s latest features. Now it’s time to focus on the most anticipated feature on that list, “the evolution of the profile” aka Timeline.
Timeline is not yet available for all Facebook users, but the few lucky ones who already have this Facebook trick, are creating amazing new profile designs.
If this is the first time you hear about Facebook’s Timeline, it’s basically a new way of displaying and collecting personal data that turns your news feed into a life story. Let’s break Timeline into sections to understand what it actually means:
A major improvement to the profile’s appearance. The cover photo is a wide, banner-like image that adds a whole new dimension of personalization to Facebook. At the bottom-left corner, the good old Profile Picture is still present.
This combo of two pics allows users to get wild and creative with their profile. Here are some great examples of how people are playing with the cover photo:
This feature tracks and displays highlights of your Facebook existence, from the present moment to back in the day when you first joined Facebook. It displays milestones, moods, changes, all set in a a chronological framework which creates your very personal story. Wow.
Photos, posts and events all intertwine on your timeline: the music you started listening to while in college; the haircut you got when you landed your first serious job; how you learned to cook when your kids were born, your new pet dog etc.
Just in case you want to rewrite your history, Timeline allows you to go back in time and do a little retouching. You can also emphasize certain events in your life by highlighting them on your Timeline.
One of the major downsides to the current Facebook profile is the clumsy and user-unfriendly editing process.
With Timeline, however, it becomes much easier to update your profile, both through the Edit page and with the new status-line field that will share real-time events. Your city, your relationship/s, your job, your car – all these updates will be one click away.
Right now, Timeline is still in beta. You can sign up HERE to make sure you’re in once it’s open to the public.
But we’re not going to leave you all high and dry. Here’s how you can install Timeline right now!
Got Timeline? Tell us how you’re enjoying it or share your awesome cover photo with us on the comments.
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