Facebook Timeline: A Walkthrough Of Your Entire Life On Facebook

Facebook Timeline: A Walkthrough Of Your Entire Life On Facebook

Okay Facebook just dropped their last bomb at the Facebook F8 developer summit after an overwhelming number of updates since yesterday . Facebook wants you to tell your story to the world from your personal timeline page, you can head over at facebook.com/about/timeline to get started.

Facebook timeline is nothing but a visual representation of your life and the events surrounding it. It’s more of a controlled and customized page where you can organize the important stuff and create an online storybook, ready to be used as a reference in case a complete stranger stumbles on your Facebook profile. On your timeline page, you can share and highlight most memorable posts, photos, videos and events that are close to your heart. This is the landing page where people would discover the real person and his journey, described in his own words.

Here is how Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook timeline looks like:

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It is a fact that users update a lot on their Facebook profile. From their breakfast menu to movie partners to a rainy day, everything is posted on Facebook. Not all of these updates are important and not all of these things deserve to be archived. Most of the updates are real time in nature but there are a few shares which should be archived and bookmarked for quick reference in the future.

Facebook timelines attempts to fill this gap by allowing you to customize your timeline page with events, posts, photos, videos, dates and status updates, which are kind of milestones rather than “just an update”. When you passed out of college, when you got engaged, when you received your first salary these are the things you would like to put on your Facebook timeline page rather than your random rants.

Timeline will help you summarize your stories on a single   pagesaid Zuckerberg. Rather than search your entire profile for a really old post, Timeline is the go to place for finding out important stories about a person. It’s the heart of your Facebook experience, completely rethought from the ground up,Zuckerberg adds.

Interestingly, Facebook did launched a story telling feature one year back which fell flat on its face. Back then, nobody used it because people don’t have the time to type their entire anniversary party and wait for friends to engage with it. However, this timeline feature looks really cool, all you have to do is organize your previous updates into a single page and control who can see your facebook timeline.

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Here is an introductory video which walks you through Facebook timelines in brief detail:

In my opinion, this timeline feature is geared towards strangers who would want to be friends with you and want to know more about you as quickly as possible. People don’t have the time to visit your profile, scroll through all the updates and hit the Older postsbutton over and over again. Instead, they want a concise digest which tells who you are and what you have doing from the day you were born to this date.

On another note, this is the right time you clean up your Tagged photosalbum.

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Amit Banerjee

Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

  • David West

    The new Facebook timeline idea is good but not for everyone. It has huge privacy flaws and nobody gets the option to keep the timeline or not. I think Facebook needs to stick to its roots or someone is going to create something bigger and better and that probably will be Google or Microsoft.

  • maggie riley

    ready to be used as a reference in case a complete stranger stumbles on your Facebook profile. ??

    i want my privacy back!

    • Anthony D.

      Amen!

  • how t0 rem0ve facebook timeline?

  • mmmmhhh

  • you cant. its going to automatically switch to everyone.

  • That’s what this countrys’ coming to. FORCE people to comply! :(

  • i dont like it

  • how to remove it? please anyone help me…i hate my new profile… :(

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  • how t0 rem0ve facebook timeline?

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  • William

    i think the timeline sucks, makes things harder for me

  • Accidentally got Timeline. PLEASE GOD HELP ME REMOVE.

  • shinji

    Funny how facebook want to get people who don’t know you to find you through timeline. I recently got a warning for asking a stranger to be a friend

  • LOIS MARIE

    I hate Time Line>Forced to use it!!! That wrong!! I thought we lived in america Freedom of choice!!!!If everyone stoped useing it for one day maybe they would get the message!

    • Chelsea Clay

      I started a pubic event on facebook for just that – a Timeline Protest where everyone who chose to “go” to the event would refrain from logging in to facebook for 24 hours on May 21st. You can come to my page and join the protest if you want, and then send the invitation to all of your facebook friends.

  • how to remove tyimeline t_T I hate it.

  • I HATE this timeline! Unfortunately I do not think that I can remove it!

  • I hate timetable. sb tell me how is the best way getting rid of it please?

  • I want to disable time line.

  • how to remove time line facebook I het you time line.

  • HELP SOMEONE PLEACE I HAVE NO CLU WHAT TO DO.PLEACE GOD HELP ME!

  • I don’t like facebook timeline is realy anoying me. how can go back old layout much better. I advice every one don’t change to timeline is very crap!

    • me too…I don’t like this….how can I remove it????

  • I want to remove my timeline.. I’m sorry,, I want my old profile. :( please help us..

  • how to remove facebook timeline….pls help me….