Build Interactive Digital Timelines of your Web Social Life with WhenInTime

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WhenInTime, a web based application, enables its users (students, historians, journalists, bloggers, photographers or anyone) to build interactive digital timelines on the topic of their choice. With the latest update timelines can be built based on feeds from Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Vimeo etc.

WhenInTime adds support to its timeline application to enable its users to build interactive timelines of their web social activities such as blog postings, video uploads to YouTube or Vimeo, and photo uploads to Flickr or Picasa. Aimed at anyone dealing with time based data, WhenInTime simplifies the process of converting static chronological data, which is typically organized in HTML lists and tables, to an interactive, engaging and graphical presentation that can updates itself automatically.

Savvy web users are today engaged in multiple social networking sites. It is very common for a single user to have a Twitter account for messaging, a Flickr account for photo sharing and a YouTube account for video sharing. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to see a combined graphical view of photos, videos and blogs posted by a user to tell a complete story? WhenInTime’s latest update empowers users to do this.

Creating a timeline with WhenInTime is a simple 3-step process
1)    Go to http://whenintime and click on the “Create Timeline” button and enter the requested data (such as Timeline title, description etc.)
2)    Next “Add Events” either manually one at a time or based on data feeds from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Picasa or a generic RSS Feed
3)    Optionally select your template, theme and change the background image. The templates provide different layouts of events and the themes help control the coloring scheme.

The templates enable users to setup their timelines according to the data they are dealing with. For e.g. using the “Lane” template is ideal for users who have data from multiple feed sources compacted over a small period of time.

A user can choose to make the timeline publicly visible to everyone or just to a selected group of people or just to themselves. It is also possible to choose who can add/edit/remove events from the timeline. This is ideal for group collaboration activities such as school projects where the teacher can setup the timeline and students can then add to it.

Best of all WhenInTime is free to use. Users can register for a free account. The user interface is clutter-free and very easy to navigate.

Looking forward, users can expect WhenInTime to add more templates, themes and data feed sources.

Note to media / bloggers: Screenshots, Logos, Introductory and Tour videos are all available by request at pr(at)whenintime(dot)com.

About WhenInTime

Founded in July 2011, WhenInTime is a web based application that empowers its users to create highly interactive digital timelines on the topic of their choice.


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