Most people in the world haven't even seen their Timeline yet and Facebook is already being sued for its new feature. The sue-er? A website called Timelines.com, which, as you guessed, makes Timelines for individuals on topics like the Civil War or perhaps more ironically, the Timeline of Facebook. The website lets users create or view multimedia-rich timelines and has been around for about five years. The site has also partnered with publications like The Boston Globe to create timelines for different sports teams. It owns the US trademark of Timelines, Timelines.com and Timelines&Design.
Timeline's being sued
The website feels that if Facebook goes ahead with its Timeline feature, it will essentially eliminate Timelines.com, as well as cause confusion that Timelines.com is associated with Facebook. The website also alleges that Facebook is infringing upon Timelines.com's trademarks. The company also states that Facebook took down Timelines.com's Facebook page to make way for their own page on their Timeline feature. Timeline, which was demonstrated at f8 last week, essentially presents your Facebook profile as a scrapbook of your entire life. Do you think a little website can actually take down Facebook? Or will Facebook continue as usual, swatting whatever is in its way? Let us know in the comments section below.
Publish date: October 1, 2011 12:42 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:37 pm