Facebook unveiled the new “Timeline” feature today during their annual F8 Conference, and all I can say is WOW. Of course, I had try it out immediately on my own profile. Take a look:
Talk about a makeover. First, you’ll notice the profile cover (meet my dog Taz) — a canvas to express yourself in ways the photo windows never made possible.
Next, on the far right you’ll see the timeline, an easy-to-use “jump to year” feature that starts at birth and ends in the present. I was amazed to see some of my first Facebook posts from 2005, but quickly realized I needed to censor a few of updates from my days as an immature high-schooler.
Lastly, you’ll find the new Wall. This is where things get a bit dicey. Organization of posts appear to be chaotic (at best). Also spotting the occasional duplicate post (particularly if I liked a post, and then reposted the link on my Wall). Lastly it looks like FB is still working out some kinks, as my 2008 Wall is entirely dominated by one person. While I don’t remember exactly who I talked to in 2008, I suspect I interacted with more than one person that year… I hope.
All in all, I’m very impressed with the update. The organization will take some getting used to, but once I can overcome that, I can see myself enjoying these new pages much more. I’ll be curious to hear public reactions when the pages go live September 29th. Facebook is certainly pushing to become a bigger part of our lives, the only question is, will we let it?Source: myurow.com