Mark Zuckerberg introduced Timeline, which puts all of your activity in chronological order in a visually pleasing way, during the F8 conference earlier this year. Almost like a personal webpage for Facebook, this timeline beautifully shows off your large photos, status updates, and activity, but there's also a space for your favorite apps and a big profile photo up top. Privacy is top of mind on Timeline as well, as you're able to set the privacy access for every piece of content on your timeline. Take a quick look at each section of Timeline here.
Mark Zuckerberg, Andy Samberg, and a number of other guest speakers took the stage during today's Facebook Developers Conference to introduce Timeline, alongside partnerships with Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and lots more. Check out some of the sights from the stage during today's keynote.
Mark Zuckerberg took the stage for today's F8 keynote address earlier this morning, and if you missed all the news — which includes a brand-new way to view your profile, and lots of new partnerships — then get caught up here! Check out all the latest news below.
A new way to view your profile, Timeline gives you an in-depth look at your history on Facebook. More than just a line of activity (like your current newsfeed), Timeline feels like your own personal webpage. You'll have all of your big events front and center, with your interests, likes, and other activity running in columns down the side of the page. Even better, all activity surrounding one event can be grouped together so you can see it all at once.
Facebook's open graph will allow companies like Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, and many more, to make your entertainment more social. Demos seen today include the ability to listen to songs your friends are listening to in real time thanks to a partnership with Spotify, and similarly, you'll soon be able to watch TV and movies right in Facebook with players being released by Hulu and Netflix.
Apps will be more social as well. Facebook is getting deeper integration with Nike+, Foodspotting, and lots more in order to share everything you're doing, from anywhere, on any device, whether it's a PC, smartphone, or tablet.
Mark Zuckerberg introduced Timeline earlier today at the F8 keynote, and the company has released a supplemental demo video of what it looks like to use. Check it out below!
Watching TV is about to get a bit more social. If you've connected your Facebook account to sites like Hulu and Netflix, you'll soon be able to watch TV and movies right in Facebook with a few links. For example, if one of your friends is watching Glee on Hulu and shares this activity on Facebook, you'll be able to click on their update and watch the same show within Facebook thanks to some new players that these companies are building with Facebook's open graph.
Mark Zuckerberg announced the ability to listen to the same music as your friends within the new Facebook Ticker. When your friends share what they're listening to on Facebook via Spotify, those updates will show up in Ticker. By hovering over the update, you can listen to the song instantly along with them. It's a great way to share and discover new music.
Spotify released a demo video explaining the new friendship. Take a look below.
Timeline may be the big attention-grabber at today's F8 keynote, but there's something else that users will love — a new Activity Log that gives you an overview of all your Facebook activity since the day you joined and allows you to manage privacy on all of your posts, as well as add or subtract items from your Timeline.
Andy Samberg made a surprise appearance at this morning's F8 developers conference, providing some comic relief (and posing as Mark Zuckerberg) to the delayed keynote kickoff. He also announced new features: a list called "I'm Not Friends With These People" and the "Slow-Poke," which takes 24 hours to deliver.
Facebook's annual developers conference is happening this week in San Francisco, and there are a few rumors floating about as to what could be revealed. Speculation has been that Facebook will roll out its own media service that would partner up with sites like Spotify to share what you're listening to on your profile, but would also extend into TV, movies, and videos. The data would be shown off in some sort of widget on the site, allowing you and your friends to discover new forms of entertainment, but would also extend the reach of the third-party streaming media companies to Facebook's hundreds of millions of users.
But what would those widgets look like? Well, that's where the second rumor comes in — a radically redesigned Facebook profile page. According to new reports, Facebook will be giving profile pages an overhaul that will allow for media content to be displayed on the profile as you're viewing or listening to it. Facebook also intends to make profile pages more engaging so users will hang there for even longer.
Finally, Facebook might actually unveil an app store, allowing you to use Facebook credits for purchasing.
What do you think about these Facebook rumors? It won't be long until we get the real scoop — F8 is happening this Thursday!
At yesterday's F8 Developers Conference here in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed a new feature that lets Facebook roam free on the Web. Called the "Like" button, this feature allows you to "like" something you've found interesting anywhere a button is available. Used to be that liking something was restricted to your Facebook news feed, but now you'll see these buttons popping up all over the Internet as developers and webmasters add the feature to their sites. In fact, you can find them all across the PopSugar Network right now!
Once you or your friends "Like" something, you'll see tiny versions of your profile pictures pop up on the website, essentially saying you'd recommend this piece of content to your pals. You can "like" things without having to re-log in to Facebook, and can get a rundown of your friends' recommendations in your Facebook Activity feed. Worried about strangers catching a glimpse of your profile pic on a website? I'll tell you how to make sure your privacy settings are in order when you read more.