I’ve been playing with Facebook’s new Timeline capability for the past few days and have found it quite intriguing. There’s been a few polls out there asking how people feel about it, using terms like “cool” and “creepy”. Not surprisingly, as with any change to Facebook over the last couple of years, creepy seems to be winning.
As I mentioned in my opening sentence, I actually find it quite interesting. For some time now I’ve given some thought to the process of capturing my life story. I’ve maintained a journal for a few years, but that’s more “day-to-day” thoughts, capturing events and thoughts about something that happened. What I’ve really been interested in is creating a chronological roadmap of my life. My college roommate has done this via a series of time-oriented short stories. While an interesting read, it really doesn’t have the “timeline” look and feel in which I am interested. READ MORE »