Celebrate Facebook’s 10th Birthday With the Saccharine-Sweet Video They Made From Your Timeline
Facebook started ten years ago today. To celebrate, every user is getting a gift in the form of a bit-too-sentimental look back at their timeline. Here's how to get yours.Read on...
Facebook’s New “Timeline” Interface Rolls Out to All Users Starting Today, Prepare for the ComplaintsAnnounced last year, Facebook's new Timeline interface is the largest change to its UI since the introduction of the Wall. For months, it was available only to developers and users who opted-in to the new layout. That changed today when Facebook announced that Timeline would begin rolling out over the next few weeks for all users starting today, and is guaranteed to spawn a myriad of "petitions" demanding its removal and a #timelinesucks tag on Twitter.Read on...
Want To Check Out Facebook Timeline Early? Become a “Developer”
Facebook's new profile layout, Timeline, was announced yesterday, but it won't make its way to the public for a few days. Developers get access to the new feature early though. If you saw the announcement and were immediately upset that you weren't a developer, it's an easy fix; you can become a "developer" in a matter of minutes and play with Timeline right away.
You see, Facebook decides who developers are based on whether or not a given account has "developed" and app. What does that mean? It means you put an app out in the world. Does it have to have a logical name, downloads, or even any code? No. It just has to be. As soon as that app exists, you can hop right in and play with Timeline. Only other "developers" (and actual developers) will be able to see your new profile until the changes go live, but you can make sure it's just right when that happens.
Instructions after the jump.Read on...
Facebook Announces Timeline, Apps, Major Overhaul to UI
As you may be aware if you aren't living under a rock, Facebook's f8 conference was held today in San Francisco. During the conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made something very clear; there are some big changes coming down the pipe. The first and most striking, from a design perspective, is the Timeline.
The current (and previous) Facebook profile pages do a good job of representing your life in the recent past. While they present some static information like music you like, where you go to school, where you are employed, and so on, most of the information on your profile is very recent activity like status updates and posted links. The Timeline aims to change that by presenting information that aims to represent you as a whole instead of as the last few minutes or hours.Read on...