Katy Perry: Wide Awake Video Makes Use of the Facebook Timeline


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Katy Perry, who debuted her latest single "Wide Awake" on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards show last Sunday, has released an animated clip for the song, one that's structured to look just like the Facebook Timeline. Regardless of whether or not you like Perry's music or the aforementioned social networking site's new layout, you have to admit that the two work extraordinarily well together. If nothing else, it makes for an engaging video.

"Facebook approved us using the Timeline layout and they actually just featured it on a few of their pages including Celebs on Facebook and Music on Facebook," a representative from EMI/Capitol Music Group told Mashable.

The video opens with the release of her album "Teenage Dream", an event which is positioned at the very bottom of the scrolling timeline. As the song progresses, the singer's accomplishments are chronicled in-between on-screen lyrics that appear as the words are tumbling out of her mouth. In fact, about a minute-and-a-half into the song, you can see a picture of Perry with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. How's that for synergy?

"Wide Awake" will appear in the singer's upcoming motion picture "Katy Perry: Part of Me", a cinematic experience that will be presented in 3D. If you're anxious to get a copy of the song itself, you can always pick up Perry's album "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection", which is currently available from numerous retail outlets all over the globe. If you're curious about her theatrical endeavor, take a peek at the trailer embedded below.