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Facebook Unveils Timeline, Updated Open Graph 98

An anonymous reader writes "Facebook today announced a new Timeline feature and a new type of social app under its Open Graph. They're not available yet, but almost all the details are finally official."
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Facebook Unveils Timeline, Updated Open Graph

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  • by H3lldr0p ( 40304 ) on Thursday September 22, 2011 @04:36PM (#37484280) Homepage

    It's simple. The companies FB has partnered with to mine that data want their jobs to be easier. So it's now up to the users to put the connections in there that they either couldn't (due to too much noise, legal concerns, what have you) or didn't want to spend the money on developing. That's what this is all about. Make it voluntary and in most instances you've made it legal. Make it necessary and you have the users doing the hard work for you.

    Given how much effort it takes just to get a simple feed of stuff from friends, the way it used to be, I have the feeling that this portends the end of usefulness for the facebook. Perhaps the Oatmeal is right, by 2014 it's nothing but old women playing games who have the time to put those connections together.

  • by cornface ( 900179 ) on Thursday September 22, 2011 @05:13PM (#37484712)

    Everytime I see someone complaining about people annoying them on Facebook it cracks me up, because the people that are annoying you are people you intentionally befriended. These are your peers. Perhaps turning away from your computer screen for a few minutes for a nice long gaze into the mirror would be useful.

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    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 22, 2011 @05:42PM (#37485126)

    who uses facebook anymore?

At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.