Long-discussed Timeline, a digital scrapbook feature on Facebook, is launching globally. More pictures, more information and more chronology — and your archived stuff will automatically populate the new feature.
Timeline is similar to having an auto-generated personal website, replete with everything — that’s everything — you’ve ever posted to Facebook. So, if you have a segment of your social graph/history you don’t want the world to revisit, better remove those pics and posts before hitting the upgrade button.
Importantly, there is a one-week review period before your new page/site goes live, so you may want to cull the herd of borderline pictures you may have posted. Of course, someone else may have already posted those and tagged you, so there’s that, too.
And should you’re censoring what you’re posting, doesn’t that migrate facebook from a ‘pals’ revel in to a ‘advertising’ or ‘very best foot forward’ type? facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t kidding whilst he introduced that facebook isn’t a website online, it’s a platform — for developers and a platform for customers to put their best face on themselves for the world.
Here are some getting started tips from Facebook and Outcast Agency:
· Cover: The first thing you should do when you get Timeline is upload a photo for the Cover. Your Cover is the first thing people see when they visit your Timeline and it is visible to the public like your profile photo. The picture should be of something that’s unique and personal to you. It’s basically the cover of your digital scrapbook. You might choose a photo from your wedding or a cool shot from your vacation.
· Activity Log: Think of your process Log as the personal field of belongings you stay below your mattress – it’s only visual to you. Your task Log allows you to overview all the stuff you’ve posted on facebook and that other folks have published approximately you, like footage or standing updates. From right here, you can decide what stuff to turn, who to share it with and what you don’t want displayed on your Timeline. you might have whole keep an eye on over what you wish to have to proportion and who sees it.
· Add your personal touch: Fill out your Timeline with life’s significant moments. You can add life events that occurred before you even joined Facebook – your baby photos, your high school and college graduations, your engagement, your wedding, your new house, your baby being born, whatever you want. You can add photos and posts special to you by creating a ‘Life Event.’
· Edit your Timeline: Once you’ve selected to move your profile to appear as the new Timeline you will have seven days to make adjustments to the content that people can see when they visit your Timeline. During this time, you can adjust the sharing settings, remove status updates, pictures and anything else you previously shared on Facebook over that period. After seven days the Timeline will automatically go live.
Timeline used to be held up for liberate because of some building hold united states (typical for best rollouts on any platform) and a September 2011 lawsuit via a small Chicin the past corporate called, yes, Timelines.com — a web page targeting historical truth. fb countersued that company about a week in the past.