Timelin? Jeremy Lin Launches Facebook Timeline Profile

By David Cohen Comment

National Basketball Association flavor of the month Jeremy Lin has had a Facebook page since August 2010, but he added to the “Linsanity” by launching a timeline profile over the weekend.

Lin has been the talk of NBA fans and the social media universe in general after his sudden emergence this month, going from being released by two other teams and riding the bench for the New York Knicks to seizing the starting point guard job and putting up superstar statistics, leading the team to eight wins, versus just two losses.

Lin’s Facebook page has been active since August 2010, according to The Daily Dot, and he is closing in on 1 million likes, totaling nearly 930,000 at the time of this post.

His Twitter account, @JLin7, has nearly 500,000 followers, and a YouTube video he is featured in, How to Get Into Harvard, has been viewed more than 2.1 million times.

Lin’s new timeline profile was fast approaching 70,000 subscribers at the time of this post, and while the Palo Alto, Calif., native didn’t mention one more connection to Facebook, we will: He attended Harvard University, where another student you may have heard of, Mark Zuckerberg, created a website called Facebook.

Readers: Have you gotten caught up in the “Linsanity,” or did you look at the headline of this post and say, “Jeremy who?”