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Facebook rolling out new profile: How to turn it on now

Timeline: Facebook's new profile (annotated by Larry Magid)

Facebook is finally rolling out the new profile that it announced in September. All users will get it sometime soon, but anyone can get it now (scroll down for link).

In a blog post about the new timeline, Facebook engineer Paul McDonald called it “an easy way to rediscover the things you shared, and collect your most important moments.”

The new timeline shows the years of your life (or at least the content you’ve posted) and allows users who you share with the ability to go back and look at highlights, including  pictures and posts that you’ve shared on the service. Visibility of this timeline is subject to your privacy settings and who you chose to share the information with.

There is also an Activity Log that’s available only to you “where you can review all your posts and activity, from today back to when you first started using Facebook,” said McDonald.   Here’s what mine looks like for just the last couple of days.

My activity log from the past couple of days. I could go back to the day I joined Facebook.


Click here to learn more about Timeline and get yours now.

Larry’s 1-minute CBS News radio segment on Timeline

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