Facebook announced dozens of new apps for its Timeline feature this past week, and now it looks like another app to help users tell their story may be on the way.
This is merely speculation at this point, but it appears a top brand has privately registered the domains timelinemoviemaker.com (Whois), timelinemoviemaker.net, and timelinemoviemaker.org, through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor.
Because the owner of the domains is hidden behind Whois privacy, it may not be known for some time what the plan is. MarkMonitor counts among its clients Facebook, Microsoft, and other internet giants, so it could literally be any of dozens of companies.
Facebook has had its share of drama since announcing Timeline. Back in September, Timelines.com filed a trademark-infringement suit against Facebook. Then last month, Facebook filed a counter lawsuit. “Facebook dropped the legal equivalent of a bunker-buster on its rival with a new filing that asks a court to strip Timelines.com of its trademarks. The claim asks the court to declare that Facebook is not infringing and to cancel the marks because they are generic,” wrote Jeff Roberts for paidContent.
Timeline Movie Maker may be something, it may be nothing. It may not even have anything to do with Facebook Timeline.
But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see.
[Update 1 on Jan. 22, 2012: It does appear Facebook is behind the registration. Today, the web address began redirecting today to http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline.]
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