by Gray Graham
I recently had a Twitter conversation about Timeline, the new feature that Facebook says will completely change your online experience. Since the press the conference back in September not much as really been said about it.
Timeline allows you to create sort of a personal webpage that has your complete history since joining Facebook. Think of it as being an online scrapbook album that allows you to highlight the important things in your life. You can do things like add your baby pictures, your wedding day, and other life achievements to show your complete life story to the people you friend on Facebook.
While there are millions of people and developers around the world who are using the service, it has not been rolled out to the average person yet. Some thought it may be due to a trademark lawsuit by Timelines.com, others due to the privacy lawsuits.
I confirmed with a Facebook spokesperson that the service will be rolling out "in the coming weeks". Reports say that Facebook has decided to roll the service out slowly because it will be a significant change to most users and they want to make it as smooth as possible.
Given past reactions to changes on Facebook, I can not say I blame them. From everything that I have seen Timeline is going to shock most of the users that I know. Not sure how everyone else will react, especially the people with 5,000 friends but we shall see in due time.