Facebook Timeline : Lets You Share The Story of Your Life by the Year and More!

Just finished watching one of my idols, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, give his keynote speech at this year's f8 event.

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He made several key announcements on the future of FB like how the new era of Facebook will be all about user engagement (following the previous era, which was focused more on growth)...

mark zuckerberg

and how developers can use OpenGraph to create apps that are even more social, making sharing content like music, movies and publications simpler and more engaging.


A lot of cool new stuff coming to Facebook, really. But the upcoming FB feature Mark introduced that I'm most excited about is Facebook Timeline.

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Facebook Timeline is basically your Facebook profile page re-imagined.

"With timeline, now you have a home for all the great stories you've already shared. They don't just vanish as you add new stuff. Timeline is wider than your old profile, and it's a lot more visual. The first thing you'll notice is the giant photo right at the top. This is your cover, and it's completely up to you which of your photos you put here.," shares Mr. Zuckerberg.

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Mark's Timeline cover is a photo of his dog named 'Beast'.

"As you scroll down past your cover, you'll see your posts, photos and life events as they happened in time. You choose what's featured on your timeline. You can star your favorites to double their size or hide things altogether."

Facebook Timeline is practically your digital autobiography right on FB. It captures the story of life by the year via photos, videos, important Facebook status updates and practically everything you can share with the people who matter to you on FB.

I know a lot of you are already excited to work on your FB Timeline. I sure am.
In fact, while waiting for this feature to be publicly available, I'll start scanning childhood photos. :)

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