Last night I posted on how to switch your Facebook Profile over to the new Timeline view. Â One of the best features of the new Facebook Timeline is the ability to see who unfriended you over the years. Â At the beginning of each year on your timeline it will show how many friends you made.
So in 2009, I had 76 new connections on Facebook. Â Now I can select that “+62” square and it will pop a new window that will show the entire list of 76 connections.
Those friends who have the Add Friend button next to their names are people who either I un-friended or un-friended me. Â While we are not quite at profile stalking, we are one step closer to see who is NOT stalking you.
An obvious correlation is to see how many people who have un-friended you the further back in time you go. Â Check it out.
The biggest feature that will impact all Facebook users is the new Timeline which is a view of your life on and off Facebook based on the things you have shared. Â I have not been excited about a new Facebook feature in a while, but I have to admit after using Timeline for an entire evening, it was amazing to go back and see what I was doing, what I was working on and what I was experiencing 5 years ago.
The new profile is laid out beautifully and does a good job conveying the most important things that happened in my life. Â Facebook announced only developers could try the new Timeline feature, but it is easy for anyone to turn on the feature. Â Here is how:
- Log into Facebook
- Search for developer and choose the first application. Â Alternatively you can enter the URL facebook.com/developer. Â Grant permission to the application:Â
- Create an app, give it a name and namespace, don’t worry you won’t actually share it with anyone, you just need to have an app to get the profile.
- Choose OpenGraph on the left navigation menu, and create a test action for your application.
- Wait a minute or two and then go to your Facebook home page and an invite to try out the new profile timeline will appear at the top of the screen.
Click the invite and enjoy all the memories of your Facebook life.
Importing Facebook Friends into Google+ and Instagram too.
When I first started usingÂ Google+Â two nights ago it was a little bit of a ghost town. Â With the exception of my friends who work at Google and a few members of the Silicon Valley elite, I could not find anyone else to friend. Â Last night Google turned on invites which turned the ghost town into a little bit more engaging community. Â The challenge is to find people you are already friends with on other social networks and add them to your Google+ circle. Â Thank goodness for Yahoo (I canâ€™t believe I just said that).
Over a year ago, Yahoo enabled importing contacts from Facebook into Yahoo Mail, and with Google+ you can import your Yahoo contacts and find your friends on Google+. Â The steps to enable this are to log into Yahoo Mail, assuming you have an account.
* Import Your facebook friends via Yahoo:
* Then connect your Yahoo account to Google+ here:
To get your Instagram photos imported:
I could not believe how Google+ invites were flying around last night it was insane. Â Google has turned them off for now.