Some of us have been playing with it for months, but if you’ve been looking forward to Facebook’s sexy new timeline interface, good news: it’s just gone live in New Zealand, and should be creeping out to other countries around the world soon.
What is Timeline? Timeline is Facebook’s new approach to organizing your wall in which you can easily drill down to see what you were doing on Facebook by month or by year, and you can add custom time markers to note important times of your life. That’s not all, though. Images you post are bigger, links you posted… linkier. There are special sections to highlight the music you’ve been listening to, or the news articles you’ve recently read. In short, Timeline is about the only new Facebook feature in ages that almost everyone actually likes. Unlike Facebook’s other recent changes, it aims to make information cleaner, prettier and easier to digest. I’ve been using it for a few months, since Facebook developers (which I pretend to be) got early access. Timeline’s really good. It’s worth logging into Facebook later today to check it out, if you haven’t already seen it.