Cloud Computing: Facebook Timeline Overhauls Look and Feel of Social Networking Site

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-09-26
 
 
 

What Is Timeline?

Timeline is literally a montage of your life, expressed digitally in photos, videos and posts. Facebook said Timeline is a new type of profile that lets user share more about their life and discover new things through friends. Timeline includes the cover and several other tools. Read about them on this slide.

What Is Timeline?

Timeline Cover

The Timeline Cover provides users with a summary/snapshot of other users.

Timeline Cover

Stories

This is where users can learn more poignant aspects about a person-through stories that define character.

Stories

Your Favorite Apps

This is an aggregation of applications that users love, including Netflix and Spotify. Look for more on those applications in the next slide.

Your Favorite Apps

How Apps Work

Apps that users add to Timeline are updated on the fly.

How Apps Work

Adding Apps

Users can easily add apps their friends enjoy.

Adding Apps

Sharing Songs

Once the app is added, a story is published alerting users to your activity around the app.

Sharing Songs

Controls on Information Sharing

Of course, the activity log helps users control info that appears in their Timelines.

Controls on Information Sharing

More on Controls

Users can control who may see every single post, crucial for granular privacy.

More on Controls

Activity Log

The Activity Log lets users control shared stories.

Activity Log

Activity Close-Up

Here's a close-up of the vaunted activity log.

Activity Close-Up

Privacy

The aforementioned privacy controls are really the same granular sharing options Facebook has offered in the last few months.

Privacy

Logging In

This is how to log into an app on Timeline.

Logging In

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