Facebook Timeline introduced today by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 today. If you’ve ever wanted to go way back on your Facebook profile to find a really old post from 2006, now you can much easier than clicking on a link at the bottom forever on end.
Facebook Timeline is actually, it’s all of your stories and apps in a new way to express who you are. The first major announcement at Facebook’s F8 Developers Forum on Thursday morning revolves around what CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “the heart of the Facebook experience.”
It’s a lot more visual. All of the old basics are there, but in a drastically different presentation than we’ve ever seen before. Yes, there’s the Wall, which Zuckerberg said is “more nicely designed,” as well as visual tiles of core apps (friends, map, likes, and photos), recent activities and a full timeline dating back to 2004 (as well was “way back”). This will also be available on mobile devices.
The timeline can be filtered down to one type of content by clicking on filters (a.k.a. Timeline views). The most intriguing and new filter to the profile is the map, which draws on Facebook Place by showing where you’ve checked-in along with where you lived and worked.
Zuckerberg mentioned the last five years of social networking have been about getting people signed up and connected with the people in their lives. By now, most people see that social networks are going to be a ubiquitous tool around the world, he added, noting that Facebook has now seen half a billion users log on in a single day.