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Web-Based Total Recall
Sometimes I’m embarrassed when I try to think backwards to a point of my life and can’t say for sure where I was or what I was doing. Mostly, I’ve learned to either stop trying to remember, or keep a notebook. It helps that I’m on Facebook because most of what happens to me happens on my wall shared with friends and family. Tonight I signed up for a new tool on the web called Timehop which will take a look at my newsfeed on Facebook once each morning and tell me where I was or what I was doing a year ago from today. Finally, a service which gives my pointless ramblings on Facebook some kind of purpose. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Facebook’s timeline should make it easy enough to just scroll down in my feed until I find the same-day-as-now a year ago, and then I’ll have a glimpse at what I was doing back then. I thought of that, and I’m sure that the people who built Timehop thought of that too, but I’m even more confident that they all decided that nobody would ever want to sit in front of their computer and scroll through that much stuff. Part of the service is that an email will be sent out each morning tell you what you were doing a year ago from that day. So, I’m welcoming you to give it a try and then let me know what you think about Timehop.

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