Do you ever wonder what you were doing on this exact day a year ago? If you are like me, it is probably something that has crossed your mind a couple hundred times.
If you fit the bill, don’t worry, there is an app for that – Timehop.
Each morning the application fires off an email to you outlining your foursquare check-ins, Tweets, Facebook updates and Instagram images from a year ago along with fun facts about the date and a quip like the one below.
While Timehop might seem pointless, I would argue that it is important for us to look back and see what we were doing a year in the past. One of the things that really stands out to me is seeing the different ways that I have used the platforms and how my verbiage and sharing habits have changed or matured.
Working in social media, we often forget to shed the spotlight on ourselves when we mock a company or individual who screwed up. We’re all human and make mistakes every now and then and can see when we might have posted something that we probably shouldn’t have.
Thanks to Timehop, I know where I was a year ago. Do you?