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Timeline Basics

New to Facebook, the timeline is an evolution of the old profile page of just a profile photo and a list of interests into a visual account of your ongoing story. Whether you still call it a profile or a timeline, it’s basically still a page containing information about you.

In past renditions of Facebook, the profile page included an area called the Wall in which you and your friends could post comments, stories, photos, links, and other shared information. The Wall was a fairly obvious area in the middle of the page where the newest items were listed on top and older items eventually dropped off the page as new items were added. With the new timeline format, everything is plugged into a vertical line of time, hence the word timeline, running down the center of the page. You can visually see when each story item was added and the progression of activities across the span of time. This new format makes it easy to jump back and view past events. You can even add key events into the timeline, even though the actual date has passed. Stories are organized by year, and on the far-right side of the page is a year-based timeline where you can click a year and view your stories for that particular year.


  

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