If you are impatient and want to experience the new Timeline on Facebook announced earlier today, you can turn it through the developer section of Facebook. The process is simple, takes a few minutes, and will require some patience as Facebook tidies up any lingering issues and bugs. You game? Read on.
The upgrades and additions to Facebook are rolling out of the f8 developers' conference today, while other developers are working furiously to come up with ways to undo them.Better Facebook is a Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera extension that's been around for a few years now and allows a comprehensive set of at least 75 customization options to Facebook's look, feel, and features.
Since Facebook revamped its news feed this week--much to the chagrin of many users--Better Facebook has seen a big bump in traffic and new users, as developer Matt Kruse posted on the Better Facebook fan page late yesterday:Wow, it's been kind of a crazy day. Big FB changes, Dropbox stopped serving my images (and started again), the web site got over 100,000 hits, and this page acquired 5,000 new fans!
The changes--including the addition of a real-time scrolling "ticker" of Facebook friends' activity--originally caused Better Facebook to "disappear" from the interface for many users. Kruse went to work updating the extension and adding new capability to control and mitigate the new additions. The latest version includes the option to hide the ticker.
New suggestions from users for possible "fixes" to be integrated into Better Facebook have also started to roll in to Kruse at an accelerated clip.
Kruse says donations have continued to flow in to support his work, which is a good thing, because he's likely to have a whole lot of work ahead of him. The redesign announced today will give Facebook users the ability to integrate "Open Graph apps" into their experience, adding music, TV, movies, news, and a whole lot more to the feed. That ought to keep Kruse busy for a while.… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Facebook is rolling out some of the biggest changes in its history, unveiling its new Timeline and all-new Open Graph features today, features that will radically change how users display their information, and the way they discover new content.
At F8, Facebook's annual developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the two new features. Timeline, he explained, is "the story of your life," significantly altering the way people's information is shown on the world's leading social network, presenting "all your stories, all your apps, and a new way to express who you are," … Read more
Editor's note: We used Cover It Live to cover CEO Mark Zuckerberg's opening address at the company's F8 developers conference today in San Francisco. So if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component at the bottom of this post. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET reporters. You can also read our edited transcript below, or a summary story on the company's key announcements, including a revamped profile page it calls Timeline and changes in Open Graph that … Read more
Kindle lets people borrow e-books from their public library, Pandora gets a site redesign in HTML5, and Facebook has some big changes in store at its F8 developers conference.
Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:Facebook updates today Myxer Social Radio with Facebook Kindle users can borrows library books Google TV adds TBS, TNT Netflix aims to add TV content Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (HD) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS HD
Yahoo today announced a new feature that integrates with Facebook so people can easily see what Yahoo News articles their friends are reading and share with them what they read.
The new Yahoo News Activity feature, which is opt-in, features a small "facebar" that gives a glimpse into what articles your friends on Facebook are reading on Yahoo News. It also posts recent Yahoo News articles you've read to your Facebook profile, the company said in news delivered at Facebook's F8 conference in San Francisco today.
Users can easily delete any articles from the list of … Read more
"Thirty minutes after we launched our product, I knew something was wrong," Color CEO and founder Bill Nguyen said in our first meeting since the public disaster that was his company's launch in March of this year.
Color, the well-funded, over-hyped startup by the LaLa founder, had launched a social photo product designed to connect people based on the photos they took when near each other. But, Nguyen realized almost immediately after he hit the "launch" button that it was doomed to fail. Color had its own social network, but what he wanted to build … Read more
Facebook has announced a ton of new features today during its F8 conference. The first feature rolled out is called Timeline. While it's not currently available to most Facebook users, you can sign up, making your account eligible to receive the new feature earlier than most.… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--After unveiling Timeline at F8 this morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Ticker, a part of the next version of the social network's Open Graph.
Last year, Zuckerberg said, Facebook rolled out Open Graph, a map of all of a user's connections in the world, and made it so users can connect to anything they want in any way they want. But now with the next Open Graph, he said, users will also be able to connect to an order of magnitude more things than ever before using what he called Ticker, a way to express "… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Timeline at the F8 developers conference here today. Calling it "the story of your life," Zuckerberg said Timeline changes the way Facebook presents users' information. It presents "all your stories, all your apps, and a new way to express who you are," Zuckerberg said.
"It's a way to tell all the important stories from your life on a single page," Zuckerberg said.
The more you go back in your life, he added, the more Timeline will show what you've done. "It's how you can … Read more