Whilst over the past few years technology has advanced at quite the supersonic rate, it appears that many of its users are feeling somewhat nostalgic – and are instead looking to go back in time. With the recent emergence of features such as Facebook’s timeline as well as reports of Microsoft’s Lifebrowser, there’s another time-travelling kid on the block – in the form of Timeline.
Despite bearing a striking similarity namewise to Facebook’s controversial interface, the invention by multimedia journalist Zach Wise was created in conjunction with the Knight News Innovation Lab at Northwestern University – allowing users to create timelines on the web by extracting content from sites such as Flickr, Google Maps, SoundCloud, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube.
Such elegance can be viewed by how the page is cleverly constructed, tailoring the mediums to mirror the interests of the subject matter i.e. a selection of YouTube videos to document the success of an entertainer, such as Whitney Houston’s timeline. Another example includes that of the Republican presidential campaign, by collating YouTube videos as well as Flickr photos to create a relevant timeline.
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