Life.com is now offering a timeline maker so you can tell your story, in your way, using their award-winning photos. Over 10 million photos are available for users to incorporate into their timelines using this service, and Life.com encourages people to share everything from the life and times of Hollywood power-couples to a single night’s election results. Timelines is a user-generated platform that allows you the chance to give your own perspective on events that you think matter.
Using life.com’s timeline maker is simple: users choose which of the 10 million Life.com photos they want to include using a search function, arrange them in any order, and add a written narrative through captions and headlines. They can then publish their custom timeline on Life.com.
The interface is enjoyable to use, relying on intuitive drag-and-drop to add photos. Users can select a single photo that acts as the “cover” or representative photo for their entire timeline, and they can preview everything before hitting the “publish” button. And, of course, if Angelina has another baby or if the election results are contested the next day, users can edit, add and delete photos to their published timelines.
Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Google users can connect to Life.com using their preferred profile and begin creating a timeline right away. Completed timelines can also be shared on Facebook.
The Life.com editorial staff has created some sample timelines to give you a taste of what you can create with their timeline maker. World Cup Winners Throughout the Years is a vibrant and energetic timeline, while Nelson Mandela: A Heroic Life is powerful and poignant.
This is a great way for photo buffs, history buffs and casual users alike to interact with a world-class photo repository in their own individual ways. You might want to show off your love of fashion by looking at the evolution of women’s skirts over the past 50 years, or your admiration for pop music with a timeline of the rise and fall of boybands. Or you can make serious timelines that examine the political uprisings in dictatorial countries. With so many quality photos to choose from, your timeline is only limited by your imagination.