Via Scoop.it – Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond
Great piece by Brian Solis who is one of my favorite people…..he never disappoints.This sums it up and it’s profound – Facebook has the social graph and this hits all of us where we live:“Timeline is the story of your life,” said Mark Zuckerberg “All your stories, all your apps, express who you are.”For those who focus on the debate between Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter are missing the true story.
Today at Facebook’s f8 developer conference we were reminded of the what the story really is, It’s about you and me…………Excerpt:“For the first time ever in a single day we had 500 million people use Facebook” –Mark ZuckerbergNo, it’s not about features, capabilities, or the number of users.Profound!We were reminded about the power of something much more important, our experiences, relationships, the content we create and share and how each paint a picture of who we are as individuals.Today Facebook introduced features for its users and developers alike that position Facebook not as a social network, but instead as a platform for storytelling and meaningful engagement.
How is this different than the profile you’ve come to know over the years? The team at Facebook explains…Timeline is a new kind of profile, one that lets people tell their story in a visually-rich and artistic fashion. In addition to aesthetics, Timeline is essentially a social home page for all that moves you, from media to experiences to people.The biggest difference you’ll notice is presentation. Starting with the substantial image that you choose to depict your persona, the new format essentially turns your profile into a Flipboard-esque (magazine) pictorial rich with updates, content, and connections…all designed to tell your story, your way. Don’t be confused by the name however, Timeline is much more than that, it’s essentially a storyboard for your digital and real life as told by what you share and what others share with you.http://www.briansolis.com/2011/09/the-new-facebook-a-timeline-for-personal-discovery/
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