There are other timeline apps that seem better suited for promoting a personal project by creating a timeline of all internet activity, including videos, blog entries, and the like. Xtimeline is more of a traditional timeline program and isn’t really breaking any new ground in terms of timeline usability. If Xtimeline had a comparison, it would be to a site like Wikipedia – a place for people to find factual information about a certain topic.
For instance, on the main page is a link to Scarlett Johannson’s timeline. Reading her traditional biography, you might have no idea just how much she worked as a child, but reading her timeline in sequence shows you just how many movies she’s been in throughout her life. This is the advantage of the timeline over your basic encyclopedia entry.
OK, but what can you do if you’re not ultra-famous? Well, as mentioned, it’s a good place to find information but it’s also easy to create timelines as well. You can then embed the timeline other places online, such as your website or blog. There are also groups to join and interesting timelines to view on site, like a traditional social network. The tools are easy to use, if a bit basic, so novices can easily create a timeline of their own in a matter of minutes.
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