Exhibit A: Me and Exhibit B: Me (again) at the Museum of MeAh, sweet self indulgence at its best. I swear, ever since Facebook became a daily fixture in most of our lives, the number of self shots circulating the web (God forbid, the mirror ones) has absolutely sky rocketed. So really, it was only a matter of time before someone decided that creating an online museum that journeys through your life would get absolutely lapped up. Narcissism-esque and all.The Museum of Me website calls it a "visual archive of your social life”. By allowing data to stream from your Facebook to their site, it creates a virtual tour of all of your profile pictures, personal photos, videos and check ins. Basically, anything you have posted to your wall is dredged up and included in your very own exhibition. Just another eerie reminder that once you post something to Facebook, it’s going to get locked away in Zuck’s records, probably forever.Intel’s application is not publicly shared though, so although it does seem a little digi-creepy, it really is only accessing information you’ve already pushed out via your page.If you haven’t tried it already, Intel’s Museum of Me is definitely a bit of fun. It does a pretty cool job of collecting info and doling it out in a creative way. And, like I said, if you’ve ever been guilty of the old selfy upload (yes, you, don’t lie), it’s pretty guaranteed that you’ll enjoy a whole exhibition dedicated to yours truly.Article by Fritha Hookaway @FrithFrithFacebook faces growing Timeline user backlashGoing by the reaction to my reaction to Facebook’s new Timeline format, there’s little love for the change that has become mandatory for all Facebook users as of February 4.While the new redesign allows users to easily find content posted months and years ago, it looks cluttered and lacks the clarity of the single column look that has been phased out. But what has really annoyed many users is that they are being presented with a fait accompli. Facebook is telling its 800 million users to like it or lump it.When I posted my status as "I didn’t want Timeline, it is horrible” (if you haven’t already guessed, this isn’t exactly an objective post), 13 friends liked the comment and seven left comments deploring the change. There were only two dissenters. Here’s a flavour of the comments.
- Noooooooooooooooooo. Facebook is forcing me to have Timeline. It goes live on Feb 4. This is a sad day. Timeline sucks.
- I haven’t been on Facebook for a while and I’ve found it’s changed a lot. I like Timeline, it makes sense and it’s easy to trace things back.
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