New Facebook Timeline is Out Today

Ryan Whitwam

The new Facebook is here a little later than expected, but still too soon for some. The Timeline profile is going live for all users. It aims to tell the story of a user’s life in a giant scrollable page. Users are encouraged to fill in relevant details that Facebook might not know. Go ahead, give them more data. Cunning.

This launch was supposed to coincide with the rollout of Facebook’s new Open Graph APIs, for which developers have been designing apps. The idea is that the new apps will help users fill in that timeline more effectively. When asked what’s going on with the Open Graph delay, Facebook only said that it would be launching in a few weeks.

Some users are uncomfortable with the new design. While it does have the same data as always, it is laid out in a much more accessible way. Friends and gawkers alike can easily scroll through your life. Have you tried the new layout?

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