Collaborative timeline tool

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Stuff happens. Generally it happens over time. Sometimes understanding a topic requires that you see just how things have changed over time—they've gotten better, they've gotten worse, they've gotten bigger, and so forth. A biography, a history book, even a class schedule are timelines of a sort.

Dipity is like Wikipedia for timelines. It bills itself as "…the easiest way to make and share interactive timelines about the people and things you care about." If you've got something you're interested in, and it happened over time, you can build and share a timeline of it. The rise and fall of Mesoamerican culture, the history of UFO sightings, Monty Python episodes—they're all fair game.

Timelines can have creators, editors, and fans, so you can create a timeline, collaborate with others in fleshing it out, and then share it with the world. Along with text, you can also incorporate images, links to other Web locations, Google maps, YouTube videos, and more. In addition, you can embed timelines in your web pages, so that your Mesoamerican ethnography site will include the timeline along with all the pictures of pyramids.

Dipity is a free online service. It should be compatible with most modern web browsers.

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