Facebook Timeline is a sleek reworking of the old interface with a number of fancy new features that give users the ability to digitally document their entire life. Beginning at birth, and working its way up to the present, users now have a nifty online scrapbook of their lives to share with all their friends.
Since the company started the site as a network for college students in 2004, there will be a lot of back-tracking that users will have to do in order to fill out their lives. Users also get a significant level of security and options for determining who can or can’t see the content that they post.
Among the visual changes are a more magazine-like photograph-oriented style and a large ‘cover’ photo at the top of each user’s profile. The profile’s facelift is just one in a series of cosmetic revisions.
Facebook Timeline can provide a detailed and interesting visual biography for users to share with their friends, but that’s not the only new features on the social networking giant. The homepage is now almost completely different, and there is a news-ticker in the upper right hand corner. In addition, the News Feed has been changed to sort stories by importance rather than by how new they are.
Although thus far, the only country to get the official version of Facebook Timeline is New Zealand, the company has said in a blog post that other regions will be receiving it as well in the very near future! How well do you think Facebook Timeline will be received?