A Curated Timeline of your Very Own…

Now what where you doing in October of 1962?

This is something you woke up this morning and just decided you had to have isn’t it, yes your very own curated timeline as what did you do before?  Yea spent time with the family, watch a little TV and maybe even some video gaming, however wonder boy Zuckerberg says that’s all wrong.  As our friendly friends at Facebook will soon allow us to integrate all of our music, media, and get this lifestyle actions including  interactions with our profiles. As the red headed wonder,  Mark Zuckerberg announced at Facebook’s f8 conference, that connecting profiles to various services will allow users to fill out their own curated “Timeline” so friends and family can see each others’ media activities both as individuals and then aggregated over their entire social network.  In  a move that will explode the amount of content on the site, Facebook wants to become your “Big Brother” as while they were late to the party for 1984, they surely will not be missing 2012 (assuming the Mayans were wrong and all).

Under the new arrangement is pieces of two new Facebook initiatives, the first  of which is the Timeline where users can fill in their “Timelines” with both content pulled in from other services.  An example would be the repurchase of the Beetles White Album for the 12th time or a game played on the ole Xbox and not to be left out are “real world” activities like photos or status updates. Here you can filter the real world content by date into the timeline, so you can fill in your  “backstory” on the site with everything that happened before Facebook existed like  (all the other times you purchased the Beetles White Album) moved to a new town, your first words as a baby if you remember them, or every single time you where dumped pre-2004, yea there’s memories…

P.S. Is it just me, or does it seem like Facebook just wants to own our life’s?

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About Joseph Campbell

As a strong believer in the fact that "people work for people", it has been a life driver to better to understand the complexities of the various aspects which drive efficiency within this axiom, especially the concepts of leadership. Supporting this, I have been fortunate enough to having experienced this as leader on a global basis over the last decade and half. During this time it has been clear there are three core drivers being Life, Leadership and Economics.
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One Response to A Curated Timeline of your Very Own…

  1. Frank says:

    It wants as much data and information as it can possibly aggregate on you; it is that simple. Facebook is sitting on something that 10 years ago was only a dream of the Department of Homeland Security; a database of everyone that cross links with everyone else. It is a data miners dream. The newer features are there to entice your entry of more and more.

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