Wouldn’t it be cool if you could collate pretty much everything you’ve done on the social web and browse the works on a timeline? Well, soon you can – Memolane is a ‘social aggregator’ that does just that. The service is still in beta but the @memolane folks were kind enough to send me an invite so I’ve had a chance to try it out. Thanks also to @scobleizer for the tip!
So, how does it work? It’s easy enough to get started: a quick registration and after that you choose the networks and photo services you’d like to add to your timeline. Pretty soon you’ll be browsing your very own social media archive! You can also create stories that focus on specific subjects using some of the material on your timeline and apparently collaborate with your fellow Memolane users as well – haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. Another neat feature is that you can add any RSS-feed to your timeline; your blog feed, for example.
I don’t think it’s possible to connect the results of my early pre-web internet presence to Memolane but I can definitely present my full social media footprint there. An example Memolane ‘story’ – my timeline November-December 2010 – can be found here.