September 30, 2011
timeline & mad men
Ok, so Lionsgate took down Eric Leist's video I posted comparing the selling of the Carousel for slides in the 60's to the new Facebook timeline. Obviously they were not happy he had used a past clip from Mad Men to make the video of Don Drapers timeline. So this video is of the new Timeline that will be rolling out on Facebook profiles soon. You can still see the original Mad Men clip here with Don Draper amazing sales pitch using nostalgia to sell the Carousel. This has got to be one or my favorite clips from all their shows! Eric's comments as to why he compared the carousel episode on Mad Men to the new timeline in Facebook are below.
Who knew that Facebook's newest feature timeline was originally conceived by the Mad Men of the 1960s? In all seriousness, the most compelling elements of Facebook's Timeline are the ones that made Kodak's Carousel popular. Reminiscing is a social activity. It always has been, and now Facebook is bringing that activity online. Eric Leist