Facebook Unveils Overhauled Profile at F8 Conference

Paul Lilly

Enraged Facebook users are still griping about the recent round of changes to the social network's News Feed and Ticker, which is par for the course when Mark Zuckerberg tweaks the layout. Based on the user response, however, you have to wonder what users will think when Facebook's "Timeline" profiles go live.

Zuckerberg took to the stage at the F8 conference to talk about Timeline and other changes, though not before Andy Samberg from Saturday Night Live gave his own impersonated keynote in which he candidly explained MySpace's downfall and introduced bogus (but hilarious) features like the "slow poke." You can view the video on YouTube here .

So what exactly is Timeline? You can think of it as a digital yearbook of sorts, or a continually running online baby book that extends into adulthood. It's a totally revamped user profile that lets users view a friend's entire life, provided they fleshed out their profile.

"The way your profile works today, 99 percent of the stories you share vanish," Zuckerberg stated in a blog post . "The only way to find the posts that matter is to click 'Older Posts' at the bottom of the page. Again. And again. Imagine if there was a way to rediscover the things you shared, and collect all your best moments in a single place."

As you've already guessed, that's where Timeline comes in. Timeline will be wider than your current profile, and "a lot more visual." A giant photo at the top will serve as the cover, and as you scroll down, you'll see posts, photos, and videos in chronological order.

Take a peek at what a Timeline profile will look like by clicking here .

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