There were many a groan and gag when Facebook forced all users into their new Timeline but brands and consumers have gotten creative with it - telling a story through the images and corresponding milestones. This might be the most creative usage we've seen to-date.
Over in Amsterdam, a school Het 4e Gymnasium (has to be a cool school with that name right?) is teaching students history through building Facebook timelines around key topics such as: the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, Fashion from 1950 to the present, inventions of the 20th century and Magellan's Voyage.
Diverse topics, some heavier than others. Interesting approach nonetheless. Would you want your children learning history partially through Facebook's timeline? Will be interesting to see how this unfolds (or doesn't).