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May 22, 2012

Facebook Testing New Timeline Design, Cleans Up “Above The Fold” Output

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Facebook Timeline ChangesFacebook this week began testing a new Facebook Timeline output that cleans up the first bit of information users see when they access a users page.

Posted on Talking Points Memo on Tuesday morning the new version of Timeline features a condensed area for user details, specifically the information that shows their name, occupation, education and location. Those options now appear on top of, rather than below the cover photo.

Facebook has then taken the carousel thumbnail images that shows friends, photos, places, likes and other information and compressed them next to sit on the same level as their main page thumbnail.

Users will also notice that before the carousel images Facebook has added a “Summary” section which we assume will highlight key events inside a users Timeline. read more

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May 1, 2012

Facebook Timeline Now Offers “Organ Donor” Option

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Facebook Organ DonorFacebook on Tuesday rolled out an update to its Facebook Timeline setup that allows users to list whether or not they are an organ donor.

The move is meant to help more than 114,000 people in the Unite States and millions of others around the world who are waiting for transplants for everything from heart and kidneys to liver and other necessities of life.

In a blog entry announcing the new feature Facebook writes:

“Many of those people — an average of 18 people per day –- will die waiting, because there simply aren’t enough organ donors to meet the need. Medical experts believe that broader awareness about organ donation could go a long way toward solving this crisis.”

To add the new feature simply visit your Timeline and click on “Life Event” and then “Health & Wellness” followed by the “Organ Donor” option which will allow you to register and if you would like to ad your own personal story.  read more

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March 30, 2012

Spotify’s Facebook Timeline Goes Back 1000 Years, Drops Some Education On Us

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Spotify Timeline Goes Back 1000 YearsSpotify is the most popular music streaming services currently available in many parts of the world and the company takes their music very seriously, so much so that the service recently worked with Facebook to created a Facebook Timeline that showcases music that’s up to 1,000 years old.

While Spotify only launched in 2006 and didn’t reach the U.S. until last year they wanted to showcase different music styling of the last 1,000 years.

On the Spotify Facebook page users will find music as modern as Eminem and Frank Sinatra, all the way back to German composer St. Hildegard Bingen who was rocking out audiences way back in 1098.

By simply navigating Facebook Timeline pages Facebook users can have some music knowledge dropped on them while perhaps finding some new artists to listen to for all types of events.  read more

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