All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘timeline’

Twitter’s New ‘While You Were Away’ Feature Is a Smart Move to Keep People Interested

It’s easy to get lost in the Twitterverse. I’m not just talking about the the nearly 300 million-member community as a whole, but also your own Twitterverse – comprised of the people you follow. It could be 100 people, it could be 1,000. Unlike Facebook, which doesn’t show you all the posts coming in from all of your contacts, Twitter …

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Users Don’t Like What Twitter Is Up To

As previously reported, Twitter is messing with users’ Timelines. They’re starting to show tweets from people you don’t actually follow. These will be tweets it thinks you’ll be interested in. Are you okay with Twitter injecting tweets from accounts you don’t follow into your Timeline? Let us know in the comments. Twitter has already been experimenting with this, and has …

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Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you favor an algorithmic approach to the Twitter timeline? Should they make it an option? Should they just leave things alone …

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Twitter Timeline Changes Might Not Be Quite As Bad As You Thought

Those changes to the Twitter timeline that everyone has been talking about for the past week or so may not be quite as bad as they sound. You may have heard (or noticed) that Twitter was starting to show favorites in the timeline, similar to how it shows retweets. The company also updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when …

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Twitter Grabs More Control Over Your Timeline

Recently, you may have seen some tweets in your Twitter timeline that confused you. Why? Because the tweets are coming from people that you don’t actively follow. This may have pissed you off, and if so, you wouldn’t be alone. If you fall into that camp, I have some bad news – it looks like this Twitter ‘test’ is here …

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Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature

Google is testing a new feature for its Knowledge Graph, which lets users explore timelines for select queries. Florian Kiersch, who frequently identifies Google features in testing, posted a video showing the functionality on Google+ (via Search Engine Roundtable): It’s unclear what all types of queries might display this type of result, but the video shows queries for Google, Andy …

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Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages

Facebook announced the launch of some changes to Pages, including a redesigned timeline, new options for admin tools and a new Pages to Watch feature. With the new Timeline design, all posts will appear on the right-side column, while the left side will display business info if applicable (hours, map, phone number, web address), photos and videos. “No matter where …

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Twitter Gives All Advertisers Promoted Accounts For Timeline

Twitter has had Promoted Accounts since 2010, and launched them in its mobile apps last year. The company has been testing a feature on iOS and Android that shows account recommendations, which leverage tweetsas a call to action, and are shown right in the timeline as a native ad. This is being expanded to all advertisers globally. It will now …

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Twitter Forces Image, Vine Previews In-Stream

Twitter has just announced an update for iOS, Android, and the web that’s all about putting more content in your actual tweet stream. “We want to make it easier for everyone to experience those moments on Twitter. That’s why starting today, timelines on Twitter will be more visual and more engaging: previews of Twitter photos and videos from Vine will …

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Facebook Settles Timelines.com Trademark Lawsuit

Facebook has settled year and a half-long litigation with Timelines.com, according to a recent filing with the SEC. The case involved Chicago-based Timelines.com, which lets users to create interactive “timelines” based on historical events. Back in October of 2011, they sued Facebook for trademark infringement just weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new Timeline profile page at the …

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Facebook’s ‘Timeline’ Trademark Trial Delayed

With no explanation, a U.S. District Judge has delayed the trial that has Facebook on the defensive over its “Timeline” product. The case involves Chicago-based Timelines.com, a site that allows users to create interactive “timelines” based on historical events. Back in October of 2011, they sued Facebook for trademark infringement just weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new …

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Facebook’s Timelines Trial Gets Underway

This morning, Facebook begins its defense of its Timeline product against a website who claims that its continued use amounts to trademark infringement. The website, Timelines.com, lets users create and edit “timelines” of historical events. They sued Facebook back in October of 2011, just weeks after Facebook announced their new Timeline product at the company’s f8 conference. As of now, …

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Facebook to Display Your Open Groups on Your Timeline

Facebook is adding a new Timeline section to highlight the groups to which you belong. The new Groups section will appear on the About tab on the new Timeline. Facebook launched their new Timeline design, a one-column format with more focus on interests, in early March. The main Timeline page got a facelift, streamlining stories and moving other information and …

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Facebook Continues To Make Timelines More Interesting

Last month, Facebook launched the new Timeline look with more focus on interests, and let users showcase stories from apps in dedicated collections (this is all still in the process of rolling out). Today, the company announced that it is rolling out new tools to make it easier for developers to set up their apps’ Open Graph stories and timeline …

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Facebook’s Timeline Lawsuit Must Go to Trial

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that a lawsuit between Facebook and Timelines.com will in fact go to trial, after denying Facebook’s notion that the trademark-infringement lawsuit should be killed due to overly-generic trademarks. Back in October of 2011, fresh off of unveiling the new Timeline profiles at the f8 conference, Facebook was sued by Timelines.com – a site …

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New Facebook Games Section For Timeline Goes Live

At GDC yesterday, Facebook unveiled the Games Developer Center. The hub promises to contain all the information a game developer needs to make games for Facebook or Facebook integrated games for mobile devices. That wasn’t the only announcement, however, as Facebook is also bringing games to the newly redesigned timeline. Facebook announced that it will begin rolling out the new …

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Facebook Launches One-Column Timeline with More Focus on Interests

It looks like the news feed isn’t the only Facebook product getting a major refresh. For the past few months, Facebook has been testing a one-column Timeline layout that puts all your posts in one, larger column and everything else like music, photos, recent activity, and other Open Graph actions on the other side. Today, Facebook is beginning to roll …

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Facebook Goes to Trial with Timelines.com this April, Thinks Defeat Is Improbable

Facebook will go to trial to defend their “Timeline” in April. Facebook’s Annual Report filing with the SEC revealed that the case, Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., will go to trial on April 22nd of this year. In 2011, Timelines Inc., owners of Timelines.com, sued Facebook over the “Timeline” name. At that point, Facebook was just coming off of the …

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Facebook Tests Another (Flipped) Timeline Layout

Your Timeline is most likely getting a fairly significant redesign – but it’s still unclear exactly when it will launch globally and exactly what it will look like. Facebook has been pretty busy testing new Timeline designs as of late. A new, streamlined one-column Timeline made an appearance for some Facebook users back in October 2012. And earlier this month, …

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Facebook Expands Test of New Streamlined Timeline

Facebook is continuing (and expanding) a test that revamps users’ Timelines by creating a single, more prominent column for statuses and posts, as well as redesigns the section headers by doing away with the clunky image boxes we’ve seen since Timeline first launched. The Next Web is reporting on the Timeline redesign, and they say that it has rolled out …

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Facebook Gives Users a Personal Year in Review Timeline

Want to take a trip through your top moments on Facebook this past year? Well, you’re in luck. Facebook has just unveiled their year-in-review materials, and one of them is a user-specific 2012 Timeline of top stories. Just log in and go to facebook.com/yearinreview to see your own personalized year in review Timeline for 2012. The first thing you’ll see …

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Facebook’s Friendship Pages Get Updated for the Timeline Era

Facebook is finally bringing their Friendship Pages around to the new era by making them look more like the Timeline. Before this update, these pages still had the look and feel of the old Facebook profile. Facebook debuted Friendship Pages back in 2010 as a wal for users to look at their interactions with their friends. The Friendship Pages show …

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Facebook Simplifies Your Stream with New Timeline Layout Test

If you think that the Facebook Timeline is too busy, and focuses too much on open graph apps instead of posts, Facebook is testing a new layout that might make you happy. The new Timeline test removes the visible dividing line running down the middle, expands all of the user’s post on the left, and shrinks the “stuff” on the …

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Facebook May Urge Users to Complete Their Profiles

You may see Facebook urging you to take action on your sparsely populated profile, as the company is reportedly testing a new profile completion meter in users’ “about” sections of their Timeline. Spotted by Inside Facebook, the new completion meter appears at the top right corner of the “about page” and features a blue loading bar with a “% Complete” …

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Register to Vote Recently? Add It to Your Facebook Timeline

Like it or not, Facebook is one of the most popular arenas for political discussion (and arguing) in the world. Think about it; nearly one billion people, all with their own views on how their countries should be run. Set aside the fact that your cousin Jed really annoys you with his incessant updates, and your idiot sister doesn’t know …

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Think the New Twitter Profile Looks Like Facebook? You’re Not Alone

Today, Twitter unveiled a brand new design for user profile pages that includes an all new header photo that takes up a large portion of the web view and an even larger portion of the iPad, iPhone, and Android view. Once uploaded, users’ header photos stay consistent across all devices and the users’ profile information and a small profile pic …

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Facebook To Spread Organ Donor Initiative to Asia

It looks like South Korea will be the first Asian country that Facebook will tap in their ongoing organ donation awareness initiative. South Korean news site Yonhap is reporting that Facebook is planning to allow users in the country to display their organ donor status by Wednesday. Apparently, Facebook worked with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to …

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Less than 20% of Facebook Users Have Yet to Sign Up for Timeline

It won’t be long, Timeline holdouts. Some time in the next couple of months, you’re going to log into Facebook and find a little message at the top of your screen. That message will inform you that you have seven days to get everything in order, because in that time your brand new Timeline will go live to all users. …

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Pinterest-Like Chinese Company May Sue Facebook Over Timeline

The end is near for all of the Timeline holdouts out there, as Facebook has already begun the process of slowly switching every old profile-user to the new Timeline. Of course, this is causing some users to complain, as Timeline is definitely not the most popular feature that the company has ever unveiled. And these users might not be the …

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Pregnant? Notify Your Friends With New Facebook Timeline Event

Future mothers and fathers who wish to get the news out in a hurry – there’s now a new Facebook feature that will help you do that. Now, along with a big status update or sonogram picture, you can also add the fact that you’re “expecting a baby” to your Timeline. “Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark …

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