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Microsoft with Facebook Launches a New Social Experience ‘A Year In The Like’

Microsoft launches Facebook-based AYearInTheLike.com

Back in December last year, Facebook Timeline was launched replacing the old profile, now, Microsoft has launched a new website dubbed “AYearInTheLike.com,” which gives you a beautiful recap of your photos, status updates, and check-ins from the last year, all presented through the perspective of the comments from your Facebook friends.

The site accesses a person’s Timeline on Facebook (of course with the user’s prior permission) to create a full page view of what that person has placed inside their Timeline for the past year. “You can take your mouse cursor and move the timeline at the bottom of the screen to scroll past selected messages posted by you and your Facebook friends. If you click on one of those floating comments, you see all of the posts that you and others wrote for that Facebook time, along with any pictures that you might have commented on.”

You can even make a movie that’s generated by your Timeline and you can allow the website to create it or you can customize it by picking or not selecting which of your Facebook friends to feature in your Timeline movie.

Finally, the AYearInTheLike.com app can also be shared with other Facebook members along with Twitter followers.

A Year in the Like with Microsoft on Facebook

In additon, Microsoft Facebook recently upgraded to Timeline format, adds some great old imagery. A personal favorite of mine is the aerial view of the first four buildings on the Microsoft Redmond campus (photo courtesy of SkyView Aerial). Another favorite is this box shot for Encarta v 1.0 from 1993 – it reminds me of some similar boxes for todays software and shows how far ahead of its time Encarta was in many ways.

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