check this one -- http://imgur.com/mnO58
I just read, Captain Morgan (the company) made a timeline for Captain Morgan (the guy). Humane Society (US) made a timeline of laws affecting animal treatment. The US Army has one of large US battles. Those are all kinda cool. They would be something you'd scroll through for entertainment reasons alone (so now I want to know... what does Fanta have for their WWII years? muhahahaha).
But there are some really creative personal ones:
I hate this change of Facebook. I have to go back on my old profile but its not possible. There is no privacy in timeline.
I think they mean, when the Timeline first rolled out for some people, Facebook gave people a week to decide what would appear in the main timeline and what wouldn't. But if you don't use facebook that often and you missed that one-week window, you're screwed.
- Ted S
Ted: I think the comment I was responding to was talking about non-business pages getting the Timeline.
Probably a bit my fault as well, since many of my posts are also more about personal pages and Timelines, rather than Business Timelines. Not sure what a business would have on an FB page that's private anyway?
Oh yeah, I keep forgetting social media means business. I think because the thought depresses me at some level.
Don't like the new look and hate the time line..
But I wouldn't ever want to see social looked from the other way. Individual interaction is the best thing about it... and certainly worth it's own thread and discussion.
- Ted S
Timeline has some nice features as mentioned early: the ability to highlight a certain post or to pin a post and some of the covers people are creating are phenomenal. I also like the new admin panel on the pages. Sure beats searching through preferences to find what you need to see for your page.
Speaking of "changes," how many changes has Facebook gone through, and how many people have expressed something negative towards those changes and still continued using Facebook despite all that? I agree that it's just going to take time to get used to things. Remember that Ticker update? I don't see a lot of people talking about that anymore. I remember that a lot of people didn't like what the Ticker does.
Most people don't like the new look because most of don't like "change", i still don't like it however some features for the fan pages are very useful i.e. the fact that you can pin a post at the top of your fan page is really useful fro any promotions you've got on
People don't usually have the choice. Changes like the timeline or the new groups are foisted on everyone, whether they like it or not – it's a case of "use it, or leave". Generally the people complaining the loudest are the ones most invested in using Facebook, so they are unlikely to leave.
Some of the changes I have come to accept or even like over time. Others I still find incredibly frustrating. The latest changes to groups and events is a real PITA – you always used to be able to create events for a group and invite all members of the group with a single tick, but it seems that that option is now gone. As an admin for a group with 400+ members, there's no way I'll be going through ticking each and every member to invite them to every event I create (at least one a week, on average), so now we're relying on people seeing the event on their news feed or on the group page, rather than having it appear in their events automatically. It isn't insurmountable, but it's definitely a regression.
In fact, almost everything about the new groups is a regression, from our point of view. The old system worked pretty much perfectly for us, but now it creates a lot more work and hassle for the admins as well as the members. We still use it because it's better than any alternative system, but it's been touch-and-go a few times recently.
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I rarely look at anyone's timeline and rely on my news feed and the custom groups of friends to see what I want to see. I think that most people are putting way too much importance on Timeline.
Here's a general question for all: How many Timelines did you visit today?
Truth is for all the debate we have about what the impact is, very few people go to a brand's page. Apps and contests of course get traffic but that's much more about being a website on facebook than anything users are doing on their own/
Fewer than 2 percent of people go back to fan pages, and Facebook admitted at its Facebook Marketing Conference that only an average of 17 percent of fans see fan page posts in their news feeds. If you think it’s plausible that timeline could affect your Facebook visibility, you don’t know the fundamentals of Facebook marketing. It’s about posts and EdgeRank, not how your page looks.
-- All Things Facebook
Full article @ http://www.allfacebook.com/study-fac...gement-2012-04
- Ted S
I also read this link: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/22/facebook-edgerank/ which might help some get a better idea of how Facebook works.
Again, just as I thought ... posting fresh content that generates interest is the way to increase your follower list and market share.
I hope that this 'change' will not only please the advertisers but the users as well. I still haven't used timeline though. I just find it confusing every time I browse someone's page.
- Ted S