Monday, March 19, 2012

New Facebook Timeline

Some Helpful Hints

Since we're all going to be forced into the timeline by March 30th, I thought I'd better look it over and see if I can figure this whole thing out. Yes, it looks fancy and visual, but it also looks cluttered and confusing. Let's start with some basics. 

First, when you come to the page with the new layout, it will look something like this. Photos, likes and apps are now at the top of your Page. Photos show in the first spot, but admins can change the order of everything else so sometimes you might see "likes" or "Top Fans" and other times it might be "blog" or some other added feature.

If you notice the red circle around the word "highlights" that is a drop down menu. The page will automatically come up showing all posts by admin, but in this menu you can change your view to see posts by friends or posts by others. Each time you return to the page it will return back to posts by the admin.
Note: If you want to see reviews from fans you'll need to switch the view to posts by others or scan the box in the right side column marked "recent posts by others..." see below for more on this.

The left side column will be posts by QBR. Once you scroll down you can still hit "more recent posts" to see more. The right side column starts with any page "shoutouts" and then shows a list of recent posts by QBR fans. So this is another way you can click on posts and see what others have shared including reviews. Once you get through those type of updates on the right it switches to posts from the page so they will alternate (left to right) going down the page.
The two circles indicate tiny arrows that show the order of the post (like on a timeline). So if you see something on the right side that is a box only then, that is probably an update and not a post. As you scroll you'll see boxes with arrows and those are posts.

The timeline will take some getting used to but I think we'll all survive and learn to work with it. This is still new to me so I'll try to add more info here as I use the page and learn more features. Feel free to post questions below or to the QBR wall. 

Thanks for sticking with us through the change.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Lia... You taught me a lot with this!! I had no idea.