It was back in December of 2011 that Facebook started implementing the Timeline interface for all of its users. The designer of Timeline interface, Nicholas Felton, whose startup Daytum was acquired by Facebook in 2011, is now leaving the world’s most widely used social network. His departure takes place merely days after the social network launched Home, its brand new software offering for Android.
Towards the end of 2005 Nicholas thought that he should publish a report that would summarize whatever he did over the past year, this would include songs he’d listened to, airlines he flew on, photos he took and books that he read. The next year his report included beverages he consumed, types of meat that he had eaten and restaurants he had dined at. While unveiling Timeline, Chris Cox, the Product VP at Facebook, that he was inspired by Nicholas’s annual reports, he thought that they were art and that the company had to get him on board. Now Timeline is being used by over 1 billion of Facebook’s users, all because of one man who though he should chronicle every mundane detail of his life. Nicholas hasn’t said what project he will be taking up now, but nonetheless, more power to him!.
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