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Facebook Timeline Unveiled

Dominant social network Facebook, has unveiled a new update for all users that allows them to tell the story of their lives with 'Facebook timeline'.

"Timeline gives you an easy way to rediscover the things you shared and collect your most important moments. It also lets you share new experiences, like the music you listen to or the miles you run," said Facebook in a statement.

The update is designed to put more emphasis on photos and details of experiences. This is perhaps designed to seperate the social network further from rival Twitter, which has become the dominant platform for users to relay what they're doing as they do it.

Eager to jump on the update, The Telegraph has already released a guide on how to make the most of the new features - discussing the large 'cover photo' feature right off the bat. This is a large picture that is designed to represent you and is the first thing people see when they visit your page.

Other features of the update include an activity log, which lets users review everything they've ever posted on the site. Considering it has already been around for a few years, it seems likely there's a few embarassing flashbacks in most user's future. As part of this, Facebook hopes people will expand the timeline, adding events from their history including early parts of their lives. This is another opportunity for the social network to push the picture angle.

Facebook has also touted the ability to add applications to a users timeline, as well as controlling everything along its length with privacy options. These are designed to give full control over what people let different users see.

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