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Facebook history: the story of your life on a single page

Yesterday at the Facebook f8 conference in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to unveil the next evolution of the service. The first big change, The Profile.

Zuckerberg noticed that the original Profile was like the last five minutes of your life. The updated 2008 Proile extended that to show what it was like for the last 15 minutes or your life. The new profile presented today "the rest", noted Zuckerberg. Call this Timeline function.

"The heart of your Facebook experience, completely rethought from scratch," says Zuckerberg, pointing out that they've worked on it all year round. "Chronology is the story of your life".

What Zuckerberg showed was a beautiful new profile that far more visual than anything Facebook has done before. It has three main parts:

  • all your stories
  • all your apps
  • a new way of expressing who you are

And it goes on until you are born.

And it also works on mobile devices.

"We wanted to design a place that looked like your home," said Zuckerberg.