Thursday, August 2, 2012
Facebook Timeline - Snapshots of Calgary's Rich History
If you have visited The City’s Facebook Page recently, you may have noticed the addition of some important milestones in Calgary’s history. As Heritage Week falls upon us, it is important to celebrate Calgary’s past. With Facebook’s recent introduction of the Timeline profile, The City has embraced the opportunity to strengthen our rich heritage online.
According to Facebook, Timeline allows one to highlight the photos, posts and life events of your story in a visual, scrolling, reverse-chronologically ordered timeline. With a strong and interesting history, The City of Calgary has taken the time to share these memories online.
There is a lot of interesting history in Calgary that we wanted to incorporate in the timeline, such as how Calgary got its name, when Calgary was officially incorporated as a city and even quirky information like when the first parking metres were installed downtown. Next, we visited The City’s Corporate Records and Archives and matched each milestone with a vintage photo.
Blog post submitted by Julia Laarhuis