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Mapping web tool + Google Docs = BFF

I'm looking for a web tool or software that can take information that I have formatted in a Google doc (or other cloud-based spreadsheet tool) and stick it on a map but also display it within a timeline. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Aug 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Twitter timeline not updating

For about 4 or 5 days my Twitter timeline (on the twitter website) has not been updating with new tweets. Previously it would show a message at the top indicating "X new tweets". I've tried tweeting Twitter support but got no reply. Is this a bug or a sitewide change?
posted by cozenedindigo on Jul 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Soliciting Opinions on Publication Methods

I spent about five years compiling a technology timeline. It started as a class project and grew into an obsession. For a while, I was making an enormous number of Wikipedia contributions. After a while, I started posting my work to my blog . Then, I started writing "This Day in History" columns for a few paying venues. It's actually grown well beyond what's currently available on my blog. The problem is that I've grown bored of pouring time into the project. [more inside]
posted by Pipedreamergrey on Mar 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Reluctantly giving up my HBC pills -- have questions about the Mirena

I'm a 29-year-old female who's been on birth control pills for 13 years, with one six-month break in the middle. Due to a recent medical diagnosis, my PCP is concerned about my continued use of this medication and has suggested I consider a Mirena IUD. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Annoying Facebook Bullshit

In the ongoing wrangle that is the process of PRIVACY with Facebook I've yet to figure this one out. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Mar 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Examples of timelines in movies and other pop culture?

I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Nov 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Color timelines of movies? Where did I see this?

FindThisOnTheWebFilter: I vaguely remember seeing something online where someone converted entire movies into a single long image like a timeline, to better see the colour balance over the course of the movie. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

How to make new boxes in the "new" Facebook timeline

How can I create my own custom tabs/boxes/apps for my Facebook page using the new timeline? (link to example inside) [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Mar 16, 2012 - 2 answers

All I want is a time machine

Writers using Scrivener for Windows: how do you keep track of timelines? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Mar 16, 2012 - 3 answers

As if millions of voices were suddenly silenced

How can I get all recent posts by others on a Facebook timeline page to appear inline, in chronological order, in the timeline instead of in a separate box? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 answers

How long is too long?

Academic Jobs Filter: What is a reasonable amount of time to ask for to make a decision about a job offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Facebook Woes

I hate the new timeline on Facebook! Is there a way to change back to the old version? [more inside]
posted by daydreamer on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Cataloguing Obama's presidency so far?

What are the best sources for compiling a timeline-based list of what Obama has accomplished (and not accomplished) so far while in office? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper on Dec 18, 2011 - 4 answers

On facebook's Timeline, where is a list of my recent comments on other people's walls?

I am using facebook's Timeline. Last night, I made a comment on a friend's photo, but comments made by me don't seem to be listed in Timeline. If I can't remember which friend's photo I commented on, where can I find that information? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Oct 10, 2011 - 2 answers

DC 52 Timeline Help

Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

How long does is take to learn French?

Language Learning Filter: How long is it going to take me, a person speaking a Germanic language (English) to go from the first tier of intermediate to advanced and/or fluent in a Romance language (French), assuming 20 hours of classes a week? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Sep 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Help us sprint.

Can you recommend some free tools that can help generate timeline estimates? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Jul 26, 2011 - 5 answers

What is the best tool to use as an aid to recalling and organizing memories?

According to the answers to this AskMe, there are a lot of us geezers who get fuzzy on our pasts as our pasts get longer. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on May 9, 2011 - 6 answers

wait. hold up. rewind.

Asking for a friend: The SO and I rushed into having sex and saying "I Love You". Now we're struggling to keep our relationship chugging along. I'm especially anxiety-ridden. How can we regain our momentum? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Apr 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Examples of good online timelines?

What are some good examples of timelines you've seen online? Bonus points for those that aren't flash based. We're looking at creating a timeline covering approximately two hundred years in about fifty pictures with captions. Give us some design inspiration before the Holidays.
posted by advicepig on Dec 17, 2010 - 11 answers

The map is not the territory.

I want to make another awesome map. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Interesting Google Timeline

I am trying to figure out how to get to this timeline part of Google (in this example, it is following the space program) from the Google main page. I originally got this page from a previous mefite's cool post about history of rock and roll and plugged in my own terms. I tried getting to this point from the homepage....when I type in "Google Timeline" it gives me a timeline to search newspapers. If anyone has wisdom, let me know. I really like this tool but want to explain to others how to get to this page rather than have them plug and play from my link. Thanks!
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 6, 2010 - 7 answers

What was this fashion dateness timeline?

There was this fashion-datedness timeline... [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Organize my story!

Organize my story! [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jul 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Let's Do The Timeline Again

Is there software or a web app that will help me design or customize a snazzy-looking timeline? Bonus points for formats that are specifically made to be blog-friendly. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jun 9, 2010 - 9 answers

I just don't have the time!

I'm looking for a specific timeline that a colleague of mine had about five years ago. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Jun 3, 2010 - 6 answers

I have timez, I need linez.

What's the best (free) software for creating an extensive timeline events? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Livening up video presentation graphics?

What is the best way of creating a moving graphic timeline in a video presentation? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Oct 5, 2009 - 2 answers

How to make a vertical timeline?

How to make a vertical timeline? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 24, 2009 - 7 answers

I need a simple time line program for OSX.

I'm looking for a program, or way to use a program I already have, that will make simple time lines. I'm studying for a history midterm that features lots of dates, and I want a way to display all of them in relation to each other. I don't need a lot of features, but I do need free. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Mar 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for a Historical Timeline App for a Website.

I'm looking for an open-source or inexpensive application that will allow me to write and publish a historical timeline for a fictional world online. I am NOT looking for Project Management! Would be ideal if it worked with Joomla, but is not 100% necessary. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Mar 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Should I buy it now? ... how about now? ... now?

Is there a general liquidation timeline I can use to determine when to purchase an item? I'm specifically looking at Circuit City. I was in there last week and saw that a DSLR (the Canon Xsi) I've been eyeing was at this location and was on sale for 10% off. I went again on Thursday and it was down to 20% off. I just came back from checking today and it was still 20% off and in stock. When would be the best time to purchase it? By "best" I mean lowest price but still in stock. [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Feb 2, 2009 - 12 answers

When to apply for a job?

I'm graduating from college in May and will be entering the real world. I need a job, but how early should I start applying? [more inside]
posted by firei on Dec 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Building the timeline

I need a way for users to edit a timeline online. It doesn't have to be elaborate; it just has to allow a user to add an event to a history timeline. I'm too swamped to build my own solution. We're running IIS with classic ASP. Ideas for getting this pulled off? [more inside]
posted by dw on Feb 11, 2008 - 15 answers

ISO site that does TV recommendation based on interests

Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
posted by seeminglee on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

In search of a timeline of literary periods.

I'm entering a Literature graduate program and I'd like to fill in some of the gaps in my knowledge of the British/American canon. I've been looking for a timeline of literary periods to assist me in identifying where my major gaps are. It would (ideally) have major authors and for bonus points, their major works. I've been googling for about 45 minutes now and I can't find anything substantive. I would pay a pretty decent premium to have it poster-sized to hang above my desk. [more inside]
posted by damnthesehumanhands on Dec 27, 2007 - 13 answers

help me find a timeline

I'm looking for a website I saw whilst in university about 3 years ago. It was a timeline of storage media [more inside]
posted by onoj on Jul 16, 2007 - 4 answers

How Can I Make Cool Maps?

How can I make cool Flash timeline/maps like the one featured in this MetaFilter post?
posted by kirkaracha on May 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Reinventing My Cortex

DesignFilter. Help me poke and prod my nondesigner's mind to consider new ways to present that hackneyed standby of the elementary school social studies textbook, the timeline. Too much information inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 2, 2007 - 12 answers

The Internet has too many pages...

This is a total waste of my two weeks, but I have to ask! In just the past couple of days, I saw a great website that showed the comparative size of objects - from as small as an atom (or smaller) to the size of the universe. [more inside]
posted by matty on Apr 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Non-crash course in art photography?

What are the best online (or offline) 'textbooks' for learning about the history of fine arts photography? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Apr 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Was it out there?

Warning Potential Spoilers inside (I Hope) Caught an episode of X-Files last night, and suddenly remembered that for the 1st 5 seasons I watched religiously, but then kind of stopped watching. Now I want to know what happened, how the story unfolded, Did it have an ending? etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by lloyder on Jul 12, 2006 - 13 answers

Timeline of world history

I'm looking for a world history timeline that I could put on a wall... [more inside]
posted by scubbadubba on Jun 19, 2006 - 7 answers

no-cost software for making timelines?

Open source project tracking or other timeline software? Smilar to microsoft project? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Jun 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Signifigant Events in the History of Magic

Geeky question to be sure: But in the history of magic, from Houdini to the present, what have been the most significant moments? For example, David Copperfield making the statue of Liberty disappear should certainly be on the list. What else belongs?
posted by captainscared on May 4, 2006 - 14 answers

Where can I find timeline software?

Can anyone recommend good timeline creating software (preferably free)? [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Mar 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Timeline of Life

Where's that site which had a timeline of a guy's life? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Feb 16, 2006 - 5 answers

Wall Chart with history of universe and Earth

EducationalWallChart Filter. I'm looking for printable web page(s) (or, alternatively, a retail product) that show a timeline of astronomical-anthopological events like: when Big Bang occurred; when our galaxy and solar system formed; when life began; when major life forms began and ended (e.g. dinosaurs); when primates appeared; when various proto-humans appeared; when homo sapiens appeared. Must be in TimeLine form. Not something vague and basic -- needs to have lots of detail.
posted by nancoix on Dec 29, 2005 - 4 answers

What are key events in the history of international mass media?

What are important dates and events in the development of international mass media? I have this list so far, but any MeFites that have an interest in this area, please contribute! I have a specific interest in the development of media in the developing world.
posted by k8t on Dec 12, 2005 - 5 answers

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