New Zealand will be the first country to get Facebook’s brand-spanking new Timeline feature – and the rest of the world will be made to wait. In NZ, the company rolled out the new changes at 14:00 New Zealand time (17:00 PST). If successful there it will release the profile redesign elsewhere. The country was likely picked because it speaks English, which eases feedback processing, and isn’t as interconnected with the rest of the user base as some other countries, the company said in a blog post. Other regions will get it in the “near future.”
Facebook Timeline feature, which was unveiled in November at the company’s 2011 f8 developer conference, and few people actually got to see it in action, just developers and faux-developers, in the step of illustration the feature was used by me which you can see above in the image.
Facebook Timeline brings those events back, mapping them on a graphic that tells the story of a user’s life, from birth to present day. Timeline is a redesign of the user profile that organizes all activity chronologically, with newest content appearing on top and older content being rolled into expandable month and year categories. Facebook hopes that the Timeline will become part scrapbook, part journal, part autobiography.
Assuming Facebook Timeline doesn’t melt New Zealand, you can expect to see it land in the UK soon.