When Will Facebook Open Up the Public Timeline?
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Facebook announced yesterday that it is merging user profiles and fan profiles starting now and allowing users to make their updates public if they so choose at some point in the (presumably not too distant) future.
One major possible result of these changes? The creation of a vast new public timeline (a la Twitter) that would allow marketers, developers, and researchers to get a global view on what people are (publicly) saying and sharing on Facebook in a very detailed way for the first time ever.