Facebook has fundamentally redesigned its profile page, launching ‘Timeline’, a new way of telling the story of your life on a single page and will now allow users to listen to music, watch films and read news without leaving the site.
Mark Zuckerberg said that “Millions of people curate stories of their lives on Facebook every day and have no way to share them once they fall off your profile page…we have been working on ‘timeline’ all year…it’s the story of your life and completely new way to express yourself. It has three pieces: all your stories, your apps and a new way to express who you are.”
He also said that he wanted people to fill in the gaps so that all users’ personal information was on their Facebook profile.
Zuckerberg said that the company was focusing on making a new class of apps which would bring content directly into the Facebook news feed. Calling it the open graph, Zuckerberg said that the new way of interacting with apps in the news feed would be frictionless.
Users of the social network will now be capable to do more than just like something. The social network has now further verbs to its language. People will now be capable to say they have watched a movie or cooked a meal.
Facebook, which has over 750 million members, also announced that it, had broken a web record for a non search engine site, attracting half a billion users in one day.