It looks like Facebook is doing some social change up as Google+ goes public. Facebookers are crying they’ll run to the Google camp, but woah just one minute…Timeline…what’s this?, they ask.
Timeline is Facebook’s take on your life story – a digital scrapbook of sorts that was revealed Thursday at the F8 Conference. It catogorizs everything you’ve ever posted into years so you can look back to see who you were, one, two, or five years ago. Photos, post, friends, everything – and a slew of new items too, like movies, music, books…virtually anything you can think of.
This is changing the social game forever.
Facebook is bringing the emphasis back away from Farmville and back to the profiles. Why is this important? Because the future of social networking will be finding and following trends your friends are starting or participating in.
We go to our friends first for advice on new things, why not make that social and digital too?
Also, I think this opens up Facebook to a whole new world of applications…why can’t college classes be tought through Facebook and social networking? Files can be transfered and sylabi downloaed. What’s stopping a school from going social?
Not a whole lot actually, it’s just a matter of time before we move to that relm.
Here’s the video on Facebook Timeline, set to debut just a few weeks from now: