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How Facebook Timeline Works


Author's Note

As an online writer, I use Facebook both personally and professionally, so I'm interested in following the changes they make to see how they'll affect the way I work and socialize. I enjoyed learning about the details and history of Timeline for this article, and actually came away thinking it was a lot more interesting and useful than I'd previously thought. There's something intriguing about the clustered layout, and the idea of your life story being represented online, as a sort of curated profile presence. Most of all, I think staying aware and honest on the Internet is essential. For me, transparency and honesty are a huge part of keeping a clear mind, and online opportunities like this are a great reminder of that.

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