March 17, 2012
Virtual time travel
Each day I get an email from both services with my photos, tweets, updates, and check-ins from where I was the previous year and years earlier.
I look forward to the daily emails from Timehop and Memolane. They reveal moments in my life that I fondly recollect. For example, Memolane sent me five-year old photos of my son’s first haircut recently.
Today, Timehop sent a humorous photo of me at my desk on St. Patrick’s day last year. I had an inflatable pint of Guinness floating above, which made 5:00 take forever. Last week Memolane sent a photo from four years ago, when I first met friends Michelle Greer and Chris Ennis with Erik Jones at SXSW.
I wonder what it will be like for my kids, true digital natives. If they opt into similar services, their whole lives will be available in mini digests later, like the past few years of mine are now. It’s always fun to look back.
Do you use Timehop or Memolane? What do you think of these virtual time travel services?