Memolane puts all your checkins and activity on a timeline, foursquare checkins, tweets and Facebook updates, YouTube videos, flickr and Picasa photos, TripIt trips and music from last.fm.
According to the post, they’re taking requests for other services too, including Untappd, the network for beer drinking.
The internet knows a ton about us, much of these data available via public APIs. So, a service like Memolane was only a matter of time.
I’m a bit annoyed that they don’t support authentication via OAuth (Twitter or Facebook Connect) because as I’ve said recently, onboarding is a key part of the experience, since I’m trusting them to broker my credentials with these other services.
I’m also a bit concerned that my timeline won’t show all the fun times I’ve had IRL (like in their video), but instead, show how much time I spend at my desk being pithy.
Memolane essentially does what services like Tumblr and Posterous do, i.e. make blogging easier. Sometimes, people call this life-blogging, which is a bit odd, considering that blogging began as online journaling, i.e. a web log of a person’s life.
I guess this is the faster version.
Update: One immediate problem is that Twitter doesn’t surface old tweets, not via their API or at all from what I understand. Browsing foursquare checkins is a nice reminder, especially if they’re accompanied by a photo. What’s obvious right away is the amount of data increases very quickly over the last 18 months.