I don’t know about you, but when I hear the term “time line,” I think of a chronologically ordered presentation of events and information. In other words the spatial relationship in the presentation of a set of items implies a chronological relationship of some sort.
So when I visit my FaceBook “time line,” I’d expect to see a spatial representation of the items I have posted (or has been posted about me) that shows their chronologial relationship to each other. And as typical in blogs and other social networking sites, I want to see the most recent stuff first.
This morning I wrote a new blog post about an interview with Gary Taubes and I used a wordpress plugin to post it to my Facebook “time line.” Immediately after, I went to my FaceBook time line to find this most recent post of mine. The red arrow marks where my Taubes post appears on my FaceBook “time line.”
Look for the red arrow.
Yet another example of how FaceBook as jumped the shark. It would be impossible for someone to visit my profile page and figure out what I’ve been doing lately, which is of course the whole reason we sign up for Facebook in the first place.