Social networking has always been more about making memories rather than friends for me.

Early social networks, such as Friends Reunited, brought back memories and photos of schooldays. Flickr then provided new ways of creating and preserving them in the present, with photos shared with family and friends.

Latterly, Friendfeed made it easier to “lifestream” in real-time – aggregating all the various streams of activity in one place – tweets, blogposts, music playlists, Netflix movie selections, etc – to provide a searchable digital memory of what you were doing at a particular moment.

Continue reading Chris Nuttall’s Digital Business column on life-logging and total recall

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