06 Jan, 2010 – 15 comments
free idea: social time machine
At every demarcation of time, we look back. We sift through our memories for those bookmarks… for those vibrant moments, and we blur the rest into our periphery.
Now with so much of our social interaction tied to digital means – why aren’t we collecting our actions for posterity in a more accessible form? Why can’t I look back ten years and see the sites I visited, friends I accepted, content I created, and content I shared? Why can’t I look back to see the seeds of a new friendship or the first movements within a new social networking site?
You could start by simply capturing profile data, connections, and content per social platform at a daily or weekly interval. This would give you a pretty full picture of your online social life over time. I’d hire a fellow like Nicholas Felton to design the data display.
And I’d charge for this service. How’s $99/year to start?