Facebook has always appeared to many as a site where people merely share with the world, "This is the cereal I am eating for breakfast this morning!". But that perception is about to change through a radical new design.
In a complete overhaul of its ever-evolving profile page, Facebook is introducing Timeline. Facebook is becoming a stream of information about you — the photos you’ve posted, all your status updates, the apps you’ve used, even the places you’ve visited on a world map — that scrolls all the way back to your birth. It encourages you to post more stuff about your past, such as baby pictures, using Facebook as a scrapbook.
Facebook wants to be the place where your story comes alive. What does this mean for those of us who are in ministry? I can only speak about my experience, but since I personally use Facebook and connect with those in my ministry through Facebook, seeing and understanding people's "story" becomes an opportunity to experience and know the people I minister to perhaps a little bit better. I think it takes Facebook out of the realm of merely being a stream of people's minutia to seeing the broad and sweeping panoramic of a person's life.
Below is a great video which will give you an overview of this new Facebook look.
Although it looks like everyone eventually will be migrated to this new page, if you want to be at the front of line when it gets initially rolled out, you can go HERE to sign up.