Online social media and sharing services are what Memolane is all about. We organize all the content you have written, photographed, and shared through those services chronologically in one interactive timeline. Each tweet, Facebook update, Flickr photo, and song listened to on Last.fm becomes a memo on your Memolane – the history of your online life.
We’ve heard from many of our users that once they saw their Memolanes they realized that they could be using more online services to document their lives. We had similar realizations ourselves, so we have put together this guide to explain a bit about the services we already support and to ask for your advice about which services we should add next.
It is important to know that we update the information from your services at least once every 60 minutes, so a tweet you made just before checking your Memolane might not show up immediately, but it will be there in an hour or less.
Memolane currently supports nine online services, and we are working on adding many more. Some of you will be familiar with all of our supported services, but for those of you curious about joining new services here is a description of each service and the details of the types of information we capture from them to create memos on your Memolane.
What is it? A social network service where you can make friends and share photos, video, links, notes, and updates with friends.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from photos, videos and events, and updates (text-only updates do not appear prior to 2009 right now, but updates containing photos and links posted prior to 2009 will be captured as memos).
What is it? A micro-blogging social network where you can post 140 character messages that supports photos and videos through URLS.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from your tweets on Twitter. When you add Twitter to your Memolane services the Twitter API currently limits us to capturing your 3200 most recent tweets . Once we have captured your past tweets we continually add your new tweets to your Memolane.
What is it? A photo and video sharing service and community.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from the photos you organize into sets on Flickr. Date information is gathered from the meta data in the image file and can be over-written. For example, if you back-date photographs, they will appear on your Memolane on the date you have specified in the metadata of the image.
What is it? A photo-sharing service and image editing software owned by Google.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from the images in albums. As with Flickr, date information is gathered from the meta data in the image file and can be over-written. If you choose to back-date photographs, they will appear on your Memolane on the date you have specified in the metadata of the image.
What is it? A music and Internet radio streaming service and scrobbling software that creates a profile for users based on their listening history.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from your listening activity in the form of song, podcast, and station titles tracked by the Last.fm scrobbling software. When you click on a Last.fm memo you have the option of being taken to a new window where you can listen to a sample of the track and download it from Amazon.com.
What is it? A location-based social networking service where you can share the places you have been with friends and find out who else is in your location.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from your Foursquare check-ins and display them on a map to display your location information.
What is it? A travel organizing service that compiles your flight, hotel and car rental confirmations into an itinerary that you can then share with friends.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from the past and future trips you have created on your TripIt account and map your flights.
What is it? Really Simple Syndication is a standardized publishing format for blogs, micro-blogs, websites, and other types of frequently updated content like Garmin Connect GPS devices.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from the items published to RSS feeds and display the author, images, text, links, and maps contained in those items.
What is it? A music streaming service with free and subscription plans.
How do we use it? We capture and date memos from your listening activity through the Last.fm scrobbling 3rd party plug-in. Your memos will contain artist info, track titles, and a link to the song so you can listen to it from your Memolane on your Spotify account.
Is there a service that is essential to your online life that is missing from this list? Never fear, this is only the beginning and we are working on adding many more services. You can find a list of the services that other Memolane users have suggested and vote on them or add services that are missing from the list on our GetSatisfaction community.