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Facebook's Timeline masters the verbs (video)

More than just Like

Facebook users no longer need to Like anything in order to have a marketable Facebook presence. This week a new series of Timeline apps were announced, allowing users to 'cook', 'eat', 'visit' or just about any other Gesture that best describes their activities and interests. The new apps can also provide users with a level of choice as they can now selectively install certain features of an app. Inside Facebook described how some of the new apps are being designed and Search Engine Journal looked at the SEO impact back at the landing page. ClickZ spoke with Facebook Shopping Mall developer Payvment who found that the new actions could produce a significant sales increase over the old Like.

The Timeline itself only exists on personal pages right now but it still effects some organizations that rely on the 'Subscribe' button. Copyblogger did a walkthrough of how a Timeline can creatively tell a marketing story when needed.


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