Cloud Computing: Facebook Timeline Overhauls Look and Feel of Social Networking Site
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.
The Timeline Cover provides users with a summary/snapshot of other users.
This is where users can learn more poignant aspects about a person-through stories that define character.
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.
How Apps Work
Apps that users add to Timeline are updated on the fly.
Users can easily add apps their friends enjoy.
Once the app is added, a story is published alerting users to your activity around the app.
Controls on Information Sharing
Of course, the activity log helps users control info that appears in their Timelines.
More on Controls
Users can control who may see every single post, crucial for granular privacy.
The Activity Log lets users control shared stories.
Here's a close-up of the vaunted activity log.
The aforementioned privacy controls are really the same granular sharing options Facebook has offered in the last few months.
This is how to log into an app on Timeline.