Facebook Timeline Review

2 Feb

With the new Timeline Application coming into effect in the near future for all Facebook users, let’s take a look at its characteristics and features.

First of all at the top of the profile screen is a large rectangular photo of your choice which spans the width of the screen. Then to the bottom left of this photo space there is a second photo of your choice overlapping it, a square one that is your profile photo. Under this is a section is your name along with links to view your photos, likes, friends, and your About page.

Beneath this, the page splits into two halves and the ‘timeline’ travels down the middle of this with your posts and activities in chronological order on either side of it.

Each time you make or receive a post you have the option of whether or not to ‘feature’ it – this enlarges the space it fills so that it stretches across both sides of the timeline.

The timeline application does not change any of your privacy setting. Contrary to what many chain mail type status updates sweeping Facebook have said, your privacy settings will stay exactly as you had them before the upgrade.

Something timeline does do though, is make it easier for yourself and others to view past postings right back to when you first joined the site – and before.

Before? Yes, that’s right. Any significant dates that you add to Facebook such as the birthdate of your child or date of your engagement, wedding etc. will also show up on your timeline, which starts with the most important date of all… your birth.

The rest of Facebook works in pretty much the same way as it did before timeline arrived.

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Facebook Trivia:

Facebook’s blue colour scheme stems from the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is red/green colour blind.

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For information on the upcoming Facebook IPO please click here.

One Response to “Facebook Timeline Review”

  1. Wilbert Gochenour February 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    its excellent as your other posts : D, thankyou for putting up.

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