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This Holiday Season – A New App for your Memories

21 Dec , 2014  | by:

You may be familiar with Timehop, an app that draws from information on your social media accounts to remind you of your fondest memories from the past year (or at least what its algorithms think those memories may be). Now another app is out, called Memoir, which, in addition to this algorithmic curation, also allows you to label your memories, organize them and search for memories based on your current location.

The New York Times reporter summarizes the main concern around such apps much better than I would:

“This is perhaps the time to note that these apps remind us that we are putting a lot of information about ourselves out into the world. That information is easier for a third party to retrieve and organize than we might have imagined. Happy holidays!”

You can read the NYT review here.




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