Facebook Timeline: A Walkthrough Of Your Entire Life On Facebook
By on September 22nd, 2011

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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  • http://www.sandiego.edu/ Fred Keyes

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000414769475 Marcus Daemon

    timeline so frastrating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000026358459 Troy Easton

    I hate it too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000026358459 Troy Easton

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001977558385 Ikaw Lang Sapat Na

    please remove my timeline…i hate this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001579980194 Mubassir Kadri

    I hate the timeline…………………..

  • http://facebook.com Jasmin el-Batran

    I dont Want timeline

    • suzan Brito

      i dont want timeline

      • http://www.facebook.com/annahappy.annahappy 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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001232688310 Johrahne Phieonna Belen Rezaro

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1135281816 Carlos Andiazabal

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002287078014 Shurlana Yee

    TIME LINE IS SHIT IT MAKES NO SENSE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000609519022 Jongkonwan Prapruet

    eiei

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001631757116 Syed Zabi Hashimi

    who can say me how I can remove my timeline?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002171943834 Maria L. Carvalho Sørbotten

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000638669251 Paula Palermo

    I’m trying to get rid of time line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000882367769 Shamil Nasri

    I want remove timeline!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=756932251 Ghaith Alazzam

    heyyyyyyy tel me hw to rmv?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001370533995 Kharizza Kaira Macaldo

    how to remove my facebook timeline.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002343326883 ?ohit K?ntå?

    kya bakvaas h yes timeline?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002343326883 ?ohit K?ntå?

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003224128908 Soni Sheetal

    how to remove facebook timeline permanantly?
    plz help us!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003322152298 Ayoo Alexis

    how u remove a timeline I hate it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180125509 Aa?ti G?hel

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001510921721 Komixtv Thailand

    I DON’T LIKE TIMELINE OF facebook.

    • chubz143g.r

      me to

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000461512226 Richelle Figueroa

    how to remove facetime..

 
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