At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a new feature for its online social network, both on the web and on mobile. Timeline now puts your personal history on Facebook into a lengthy, graphically-rich interface. You can highlight major events, drill down into smaller events, and filter what’s shown so you only see one kind of content in the whole timeline (such as photos). You can see where you’ve been, based on your Facebook Places check-ins. Apps can plug into Timeline too, and reports can summarize your monthly activity. Facebook’s angle for the service is that this is the new equivalent of having a long conversation with someone, while the first generation of Facebook was the introduction, and the last was the first 15 minutes of casual chatting.
This is a neat addition, though we only got a brief look at what the iPhone app will look like. Hopefully other platforms, like Android, will be launched around the same time. You can read more about Facebook’s plans for Timeline over here.