Here’s how, in a few easy steps you can set up and customize your Facebook new Timeline profile. Timeline is the new personal profile Facebook page which is going to go live on September 29, 2011.*
This video points out many of the features of the new Facebook Timeline profile, such as friends, photos, maps and likes. I also discuss how to update your information and view your activity as well as how to upload your “Cover” image and manage the information that you receive from your friends.
*Facebook’s Timeline actually was not publicly released until December 28, 2011.
I have a Facebook Timeline!
I have just set up my new Timeline profile. In this video, I explain what this means and how you might be able to see your new Facebook Timeline now before it becomes official on September 29, 2011.
On September 22, 2011, during Facebook’s Developers Conference F8, Facebook announced major changes to the way the social network will look and behave. The major aesthetic change will be a new profile page called “Timeline.” The Timeline will replace the current Facebook Personal Profile Page. It will be different in that it will recap your entire history in a timeline fashion…like a scrapbook of your life. How it will be different is that it will include not only pictures, but videos, music, engagement with others, books you read, etc. The goal is to portray the “real you” as life happens.
Although Timeline will “roll out” on September 29, 2011, Dana gives you a step-by-step guide how you can access your Timeline, if you already have a developers’ account with Facebook.
What will I see on my Facebook News Feed? What is a top story? What will determine if a post from a friend is “top story” material? How are posts, pages, tags, friend requests, event updates, etc. now showing up on your Facebook News Feed? How does Facebook decide what stories, status updates, etc. do you want to see?
In this video, I recap the apparent Facebook News Feed changes of September 21, 2011 and point out how to get around this new feature.
Facebook began implementing what appears to be a complete overhaul of their platform by combining several features in one area which are now available under the “Home” tab. These include posts from your friends and pages that you follow, photo tags of yourself, friend requests, event updates, group memberships and more. Facebook appears to prioritize the posts you see based on information on hand, such as how often you engage with the person/page, how popular that person/page might be, how many comments a particular post may have and more.
However, a new feature called “lists” allows you to group your friends into lists and see that particular list’s status updates only. There are other customization features as well.
What do you think of Facebook’s new News Feed feature?