Facebook announced a number of new changes at its F8 developer conference including a new way to view user profiles, dubbed as the Timeline, closer integration with apps and content apps within Facebook for reading books, and listening to music. The Timeline view will be rolled out to users over the next few weeks, while it will be open for developers. Also, new apps will start rolling out, but their complete functionality will be available after the timeline is widely deployed. Here's The Lowdown on F8 announcements: - Timeline: The timeline is a chronologically arranged view of a user's status updates, pictures and other activities on Facebook marking the various events of his life. While recent updates will be displayed in a detailed manner, users will be able to choose important events or photos from the past, or even add them for a particular time period, and make them visible to others. A menu will allow users to browse the timeline for a particular year, choose the type of update: for example just pictures, and also browse in map view, to see the user's activity geographically. Our Take: On the face of it, a biographical, picture and maps aided view of the user's life looks like an interesting concept. Although Facebook has said that it will ensure privacy controls and let users filter what they'd like their friends to access, in a way Facebook has a record of everything that a user does, at least whatever he shares. So Facebook…
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