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

  • Fcaebook has become a nightmare. Too many changes too often and much too limited ability to manage content. Hopefully someone will come along who can design a very user friendly app. As it is I spend too much time Googling how to do this or that on Facebook. Come on developers–do your thing!

  • timeline so frastrating.

  • I hate it too.

    • It’s retarded and you should have a choice if you want it or not

  • please remove my timeline…i hate this.

  • I hate the timeline…………………..

  • I dont Want timeline

    • suzan Brito

      i dont want timeline

      • Ann

        Make the timeline go away …. I do not want it either.

        AND quit publishing where I grew up.
        THEN AGAIN: How did they know where I grew up?

  • I don’t like my this timeline.how can I remove it!

  • Musie

    I appreciate Facebook’s efforts to create a way to utilize all the choices it has.

    However, I do not need my life more complicated. I just want to talk to my Friends and play games with them. And, my guess would be that the majority of members that play games feel the same way.

    Additionally, I do NOT want a Timeline of my entire life exposed on my page! It is difficult enough to maintain privacy and this is just one more exposure that I don’t need.

    Finally, I have to ask if there was a universal poll done among Facebook users?

    My feeling is that there should be options, i.e., a user could choose part 1 (bare bones), part 2 (more information)…to where it is today.

    This could be a way to address the concerns of so many who are very dissatisfied with Timeline…and it could be easily done within the Timeline program.

    The “new” chat window took away my ability to identify which games a user played or was playing. Now, I have to refer to a chart I created to see what games each person plays. I can’t possibly remember what games all 120 of my Friends play.

    The only time I will give to Timeline is to figure out how to hide my personal information.

    I sincerely request that Facebook look at this issue and figure out a way to resolve it.

  • Please I don’t like this new feature…it’s rubbish! 1

  • Rakhimzhan

    Well if any Facebook oficial would occassionally read my post, I just want to say that according to international law conventions no one has the right to restrict any human in rights and freedoms, including the right of moving, vote, etc. and most of all – the right of choise!

    Otherwise it is discrimination. I just want the Facebook developpers let the users of FB have the choice to manage their FB interfaces (since they have managable options like Apps, etc.) as whether to swtich the timeline on or off, or either being able to modificate screen appereance in various way. I am sure many of users who would like to keep timeline would maintain, whereas you dont let those who orefer basic interface to manage it according to their tastes.

    And this is discrimination, no matter, even if you are the site holders, and establish its rules and policies!

    Now I’ve got that new timline feature and I want to go back to the previous basic interface or whatnot. Since, I don’t like this timeline!

  • TIME LINE IS SHIT IT MAKES NO SENSE.

  • eiei

  • who can say me how I can remove my timeline?

  • I am still having problem to remove the timeline, which is so messy. Many have succeeded. I am using the Mac and it is difficult to get what the instruction said. I hope soon this is back to normal!

  • I’m trying to get rid of time line.

  • I want remove timeline!

  • heyyyyyyy tel me hw to rmv?

  • how to remove my facebook timeline.

  • kya bakvaas h yes timeline?

  • to – every facebook users….jisne bhi timeline use ki h vo ab hatne wali nahi h so enjoy the bakvaaaaas timeline.

  • how to remove facebook timeline permanantly?
    plz help us!

  • how u remove a timeline I hate it.

  • remove timeline from facebook profile and go back to old profile.

  • I DON’T LIKE TIMELINE OF facebook.

    • chubz143g.r

      me to

  • how to remove facetime..