Why I love the new Facebook Timeline, Smart Lists and Subscription options.

Some people love it and some people don’t and I still could not understand why they don’t love it. I was always yearning the possibility to go back in time and be able to see my first post and now thanks to this feature it is possible. The cover photo? Genius. The possibility to add relevant life events to specific points in the timeline which reflect a certain sense of chronology? Genius. The idea of being able to create an autobiography using this kind of tools and making it as interactive as possible? Double Genius. Then I hear people saying, but yeah,” it’s not really private, it really takes stalking to a new level”. That’s not a valid excuse, learn how to use your privacy settings and share with the people that you really care about it via Smart Lists.

I was pondering about the idea about doing a total migration of my social network to Google Plus, but with this Timeline feature and very much improved Smart Lists, I really have another excuse to stay on board the Facebook ship. And now the Google Profile doesn’t even look good at all compared to the Facebook profile where you can have a wonderful cover photo displaying some highlight of your life or some other picture which is appealing to the senses.

Talking about Smart Lists, everyone on Facebook should have a working knowledge on how to use these and I would daresay that if I had to organize digital literacy class, I would definitely include this topic on the “curriculum”. It very much defines and gives a more personalised feel to the way we communicate on Facebook and the way we get to know about what’s happening in the lives of the people we truly care about. If we want to learn more about Smart lists you should click here .

And one other thing, you got to love the new Subscribe option on Facebook, this gives me the opportunity to connect with anyone I want in the world without actually having to “friend” these people i.e that is sending them a Facebook friend request and avoiding a couple of awkward moments. This also gives one the opportunity to actually friend those people, whom at least, are acquaintances. As a result of this I deleted my personal Facebook Page and in a shorter amount of time I got more subscribers on my facebook profile then 1 to 2 years of setting up the Facebook Page.

Congratulations Facebook, you’re moving in the right direction. I also think that you couldn’t have set up the IPO at a better time.

Google Plus, get cracking.

 

 

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