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As with any change Facebook makes, Timeline was greeted with mixed reviews. Some users adore it (myself included) while others wish things would go back to the way they were. Love it or hate it, Timeline is here to stay, and Facebook is taking things a step further to enhance the experience by allowing third-party developers to create apps that use Timeline to share even more. Just reading the comments on the Facebook blog show how mixed peoples feelings are on the subject.

At launch, Facebook has apps available for all kinds of interests. They have apps for travelers, movie watchers, foodies and many more. Of course, these are just the launch apps and Facebook plans to add many more as time goes on. Chances are, if there is something you enjoy, Facebook will have a Timeline app that can handle it.

Adding an app is as simple as visiting the Timeline apps page and adding it to your profile. Your friends will see your activity from the app in their news ticker, on your profile and possibly in their news feed. It makes it easy to share whatever hobbies you enjoy.

Popular services such as Rhapsody, Spotify, GoGoBot and LivingSocial are available. Check out the Timeline apps page for a complete listing of apps.

Let us know in the comments which apps you enjoy, or how you feel about Timeline. Do you think Facebook is going too far with all these extras? We would love to hear your opinion!


Source: The Facebook Blog

  1. Christian Hagen
    February 14, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I deleted my Facebook account when I heard of Timeline. Not useful before, and seriously privacy-invasive after. Though that is what Facebook is. Only truly good experience I've had on Facebook was debating a couple of creationists a while back. Should say something about how much I hate Facebook when you put all this together.

    And let's not forget all the "hilarious" status updates, all the requests to join a new game, or participate in one of Zynga's stolen ideas, or "funny" pictures, or the slew of duckfaces, or..... Well, it's just too much noise.

    The things that I actually would have liked to be informed about, like my sister inviting me to the christening of my niece, or the 30-year birthday party of one of my friends from when I was growing up, drowned. The stuff that's actually important. Instead all I saw was that someone had "checked in" at some place or another, someone had planted crops, someone had harvested crops, someone had killed a boss, someone cared about kitties, someone had gotten a "boo boo" when seeing if they could crack a baseball bat with their head when a friend was swinging it, someone "JUST LOVED JUSTIN BIEBER'S HAIRFLIPPING SO MUCH! AND HE EVEN *ALMOST* TOUCHED ME!! EEEK!!"

    Time to end this rant. I've given a clear picture of why I don't use Facebook anymore. 

  2. Dat Nguyen
    January 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    facebook also has an app that provides timeline covers! they are personalizable, and you can create your own covers with your facebook pictures. the link is

    • Dave LeClair
      January 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Cool tip!

  3. James Bruce
    January 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

    It's this kind of s*** that really makes me want to delete my facebook account completely. I wonder if theres a plugin or somethign that will block everything except being able to access personal info of friends and send messages… ??

    • Dave LeClair
      January 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Meh, doesn't bother me. But you should look into a plugin like that, I am sure many people would love it.

  4. Bailey Anderson
    January 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    The only thing about possibly appearing in News Feeds is that some people might get annoyed by them. I myself block a lot of apps simply because I don't care for them and the mindless status updates they post (So and So is 60% sexy today!!!).

    • Dave LeClair
      January 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      only 60? sucks for them! lol

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