If you don’t like Facebook Timeline… well too bad! You’re getting it! And pages are too, starting on March 30th. Some people (a lot of people) are really upset about this. I’m not one of them, I really like the new Timeline.
Timeline is really great for ‘showing off your life’. Here are ten ways you can make your Timeline amazing.
1. Choose a great High Quality image for your Cover Photo.
Your Cover Photo will be the first thing people see when they see your Profile. It’s public, anyone in the world can see your cover photo. For best results, use a 850×320 image (that’s in pixels). Currently my Cover Photo is one to protest the Lord’s Resistance Army (Kony 2012), but I previously designed a Cover Photo in GIMP Image Editor, but I would only recommend that for our Advanced readers.
2. Make your Profile Picture, a picture of yourself.
Yes, having a profile picture of the logo of some video game may seem cool to you, but if someone is trying to figure out who you are after you sent them a friend request, they may get confused, and say Ignore.
3. Add Apps to your Timeline.
I have quite a few News Apps running on my Timeline, but many other Apps are available. Including Rotten Tomatoes, Kobo, Causes, Pinterest, Goodreads any many more. The app showcase keeps growing. You can get apps for your Timeline here.
4. Update your ‘About’.
The third thing people see on your Timeline is the About You section. We all know that you haven’t touched it since the day you signed up, so go over their and update it! Add jobs, quotes, contact info, your Religious and Political views and more. Four items are featured at the top of your Timeline. For me it is my current job, where I live (that can only be seen by me and my friends), my birthday and my languages. If you don’t have enough information filled in, that About box will not be very helpful for people trying to find you. You can still make any, and all of this information solely visible to you and your friends if you wish.
5. Add your Life Events.
When I am bored, guess what I do? Well, sometimes I will add Life Events to my Timeline. For instance, I added some injuries, sports, new schools etc. You can add any Life Event you desire.
6. Like pages, create lists, subscribe to famous people, friends, and family.
Like Pages, create lists, and subscribe to people who won’t add you as a friend! Facebook recently rolled out Lists, which is almost the exact same as Twitter’s lists and Google+’s Circles. You can make lists of people and pages, and check it to see their updates instead of other people’s. You can also subscribe to people too. You will only see their Public updates. Obviously you can’t see their private updates.
7. Have your Twitter Posts automatically post on your Facebook.
Are you more addicted to Twitter then Facebook? Chances are, you have friends that aren’t on Twitter, but still want to see your updates. So you can easily make it so that your Twitter posts automatically go to your Facebook account in seconds. You can find out more about setting that up here. It’s a fairly simple process.
8. Highlight your awesome posts!
A highlighted post. (Click to enlarge)
You can Highlight your favorite, or most important posts now. Simply find the post you want to highlight, hover over the right corner, and click on the ‘star’ button that just popped up. Highlighting a post makes it take up the whole length of your Timeline, instead of half of it, which is the default.
9. Turn your Timeline into a movie.
You can now turn your Facebook Timeline into a fantastic short movie, thanks to a partnership between Definition and Facebook. I really enjoyed watching the movie, and it’s completely automated as well! You can make your own Timeline Movie here.
10. Bloggers- Publish your posts on Facebook
On many blogging platforms, including WordPress, you can automatically push your posts you your Facebook, so your friends can see all of your articles and allow your friends to easily find them and join the conversation. You can also easily have them automatically pushed to your Facebook Page as well, on many platforms. I have this set for every article I publish.
And there you go, ten ways to have an amazing Timeline… or at least a better Timeline.
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