Whether you like it or not, Facebook is changing – and this time… in a big way! Forget the news ticker, the friend lists, top stories and subscribe… Timeline is here!
There are loads of great changes that have really made facebook a much more fun place to be, I have listed the main ones I like below – but the best way to find your favourites is to try and get Timeline early, or a small wait!
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Not fully ready to be rolled out for another week or so, the new facebook profile is full of fantastic new features. Facebook describes it as “All your stories, all your Apps, a new way to express who you are.”
Large Cover Picture
Choose something that shows who you are as your big banner picture, I chose some lovely chocolate brownies!
Go back through time quickly for a trip down memory lane. Find out what you did on certain dates without hours of scrolling. My first wall posting was August 19th 2006. I know what I was doing in June of 2008 and I can add in important dates from the past!
Hide/Feature a Story
If there is something I don’t want the parents to see, I hide it. Something I want the world to know, I feature it! It’s a great way of making sure your post is seen by all rather than being lost in a mass of cafeworld updates!
Along with the new profile design and improved functionality comes the integration of a number of well known apps such as spotify. Now everyone can see what I am listening too – and I can can hints and tips from others on what’s cool these days!
To find out more about the new facebook – check out the official log post here.
So why the changes?
Well let’s face it, sometimes you just have to take a leap and change. I’d guess that in part some of the changes are down to the new Google+ trying to take over social media – but – huge developments like this don’t just happen! Facebook have probably been working on these changes for a number of months if not years! Launching now, they are keeping everyone interested in their product. When it finally launches to the rest of the World – the media coverage will be massive, and the best bit…
I don’t think this will be the last of the changes.
If facebook are responding to the latest in their long line of threats from rival companies, chances are they got the basis finished and ready as soon as possible. Putting future developments back on the ‘to do’ list. Watch this space!
I look forward to seeing the opinion of the masses once the changes are fully rolled out!