Facebook announced major changes to its service, including a striking feature called Timeline, which lets you "scrapbook" you digital life. The company also introduced deep, realtime integration with music and video apps such as Hulu, MOG, Rdio, and Netflix which let your friends see all of your content-consumption as it happens. Additionally, it's now possible for developers to come up with their own action words which can live next to the company's famous "Like" button, such as "Read," "Watch," or "Listen."
In addition to the rumored addition of the Timeline to Brand Pages, the social network is also adding Timeline features to FaceBook Groups. The most obvious change is the new full-width top image, though if the administrator doesn't set a lead image it defaults to a collage of the profile images from group members.
Facebook has announced that a new group of news and media companies have signed up for its Open Graph media app program.
AdAge is reporting that brand-focused Facebook Pages will get Timeline support soon, following the recent rollout to all user profiles.
Facebook reportedly trying out Open Graph ads, turning 'watch,' 'listen,' and 'read' into additional cash
Facebook is trialling advertisements based on its Open Graph actions.
Some Facebook users are reporting a new photo-viewing interface that bears heavy visual similarity to Google+'s equivalent feature.
While it's been a slow rollout, Facebook Timeline is finally official and coming to all users in the "next few weeks."
The Open Graph initiative is a way to take data from other social networks and apps, and pull it into the Facebook ecosystem. For example, the music you're listening to on Spotify or running distances you track on MapMyRun will be pulled into Facebook. Now, your cooking, eating, traveling, and running won't be siloed in your separate social networks; all your digital data can come streaming into Facebook.
Facebook Timeline is now available on iOS via a free update in the App Store.
On the same day it launched Timeline worldwide, Facebook debuted the feature on Android and its m.facebook.com site. No word yet on iOS.
The big change to the way Facebook presents its user profiles and data is rolling out globally from today. Timeline, the name and central theme of the visual overhaul, launched in New Zealand first about a week ago, and now Facebook's delivering it to the rest of the world as well.
Facebook is beginning to roll out its new Timeline profile design, with a staggered rollout starting in New Zealand. However, users in other countries have reported receiving the invitation already.