Facebook Timeline: a fresh look for your past

By on September 28, 2011
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Facebook timeline feature to give you an easy way to look back at your years back.

We have seen that recently Facebook has went into a top gear with its development of new features. This maybe due to pressure from Google+ or just Mark Zukerberg’s aim to evolve Facebook into something more powerful and more engaging than before. One such plan of Facebook is to offer clips and details from your own life back to you now. This old events and statistics feature of your life will be “Facebook timeline”, revealed at the f8 facebook developer conference. The engineers at Facebook will basically make algorithms to pick important keywords from your status updates to generate data, as well use the photos you share, videos or music you like, places you check-in; to generate data about your life, and present a quick look on the front page for you to look back at where you were few years ago.


This timeline project is being helmed by Nicholas Feltron, who reached the social statistics hall of fame when he started to release infographical data of his fathers life. The amount of data collected and then compiled in infographic form was amazing. They are available online to be seen here. The same sense of personal information compilation is being targeted by Facebook for each individual. It will be a treat to watch how your life evolved over the years through this timeline.

The timeline interface is still in beta and available only for Facebook app developers to try out. For the rest of public you have to wait for a few weeks for the new interface to be finalized.


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