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The new Facebook timeline layout applied to my work account
The new timeline allows you to easily access historic wall posts
As you may or may not know, Facebook held its f8 Developer Conference yesterday, during which they announced a slew of changes to the profiles (you can see the aesthetic changes above) and the way users interact with apps.
It seems a bit silly to rush out a post examining the potential effects when the ink's still wet (metaphorically speaking) on the new edits, and only developers and early adopters can see them anyway, but here are a few articles / posts I've found interesting if you want to learn more about how this might affect the way you use Facebook in your personal life and for your business.
- I was staying up to date with the edits via @paulfabretti last night, so it seems only fair to link to his post, which has a brief description of some of the changes and some more images of the new profiles.
- Also via Paul Fabretti, I came across this 'First Thoughts' article by @christineptran which is actually pretty interesting.
- If you want to apply the new timeline layout to your own account this TechSpot article has an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to how to do that. It's only available to developers and early adopters at the moment but there's a workaround (one hitch: you need to have a telephone number or CC applied to your account).
- Finally, if you want to get the info straight from the horse's mouth visit Facebook's Timeline page and browse the info posted on their f8 page on Facebook.
Of course, we're going to have to wait a little longer for answers to the big questions for us, like 'What is this going to mean for businesses on Facebook?' It would be silly to start immediately speculating - better to let the changes bed in, play with them a bit and work it out before the changes launch to the general population.