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Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

Posted on: January 14, 2012 1:07 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2012 3:03 pm
 
Tebow's embraces Facebook's 'Timeline' and so do his fans. (Facebook.com)
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By Will Brinson

Tim Tebow is, in many walks of life, conservative. His demeanor at press conferences, his religious beliefs, and his on-field football behavior can all be classified as such. But when it comes to social media, the Broncos quarterback is as progressive as they come, and he's one of the first celebrities to use Facebook's newly-launched "Timeline" feature.

He's also one of Facebook's fastest-growing celebrity profiles, thanks in large part to his recent success on the field.

Broncos vs. Patriots: Tebowmania

Tebow has 1,463,732 subscribers (and growing, natch) on his profile page right now; nearly 500,000 of those have subscribed (subscribe is the new "like") in the past month since Tebow debuted his Timeline.

His most recent post, a celebratory reaction to the Broncos win over Pittsburgh last weekend, currently has 240,345 likes, nearly 30,000 comments and over 7,300 shares.

But here's the cool thing about Timeline, and how it works for an athlete: Tebow's last post came January 9, but his page doesn't feel stagnant in the slightest. The Broncos win is still fresh in everyone's mind, and the cover photo, with Tebow's arms pointed skyward, is a pretty timeless representation of precisely who Tebow is and what he does.

"The profile page you’ve had is really good at representing the present, and it’s really terrible at representing the past," Facebook spokesperson Meredith Chin said at the Timeline launch in December. "Social media is very much about right now, but the story of who people are isn’t just the present."

Scroll down Tebow's page (or that of any active Timeline user) and it's clear how Timeline can change the way people interact with famous users (and their friends): Tebow has a photo of his graduation from Florida in 2009, "The Promise" in 2008, his first jump-pass touchdown in 2006, and even a picture of a toothless Tim in 1993.

If you didn't know who Tim Tebow is (no, really, there are actually still people like this in the world) and you wanted to find out, Facebook is now truly a one-stop shop for a biographical recap of all things Tebow.

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Comments

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:29 am
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

Boston 9 no rooting for rspist, what an asinine comment. Ready to kick your ass in person any time you want to meet me for that comment.



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:34 am
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

oops that was apps.facebook.com/timeline_covers



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:32 am
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

I've seen some great Tim Tebow timeline covers out there.  Like there's one with the infamous lebron james nike promo "We're all witnesses" except with tim tebow on the Cover.  I saw that one at https://apps.facebook.com/timeline_

covers   You probably have to do a search for that cover on the site



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:44 pm
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

Nicely Put Woody Teabagger ? Osterbaan I see you root for a Rapist ...



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:39 pm
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

Poster child for Idiot fans ? Sort of like Anyone that roots for the Lions. Huh ! Talk about a Loser organization .. i'll root for Tebow ( except for when he plays the pats) Before I Would root for a human piece of A GARBAGE like Suh , like Many Idiot Lion fans do !!



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:33 pm
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

Easy Money !!!



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:30 pm
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

THE WITCHES WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

a goes the blow 


otter3030
Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:02 pm
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Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:44 pm
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

want a tissue?



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Tim Tebow, 1.4M fans embrace Facebook's Timeline

Nice irrelevant story, you sorry teabagger.  Tebow is the poster child for the idiot "fan" who knows nothing about sports but is suddenly watching because of a mediocre player who spouts his anti-abortion views attracting the LCD religious right.  Him winning some asinine popularity contest tells us nothing about sports (except what damage so-called stories like this are doing to them),


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