Social media tools are constantly emerging to help make your efforts easier, but few tools come out with the sole purpose of creating something fun. This is where Timehop is unique. As the name suggests, this tool will actually allow a person to take a look at what they were doing on his/her social media accounts one year ago. Once you sign up for Timehop, you will receive an email message that will share with you your social media statues form the previous year. In other words, it’s easy to use. No catch.
Benefits of Looking Back in Time with Timehop
Other than pure entertainment, looking at your statuses can help you remember different things about your business and your life. You might have tweeted out a great article that resonated with you, so it’s good to bring that back. You might have added a Facebook status about a new business idea that you didn’t have the money to startup, so it’s good to revisit your thoughts.
All in all, the tool is great for reflection. It allows you to think about where you were one year ago and whether or not you’ve changed your thinking or the way you use social media.
The Drawbacks of Timehop
The biggest drawback of this tool is the fact that it only includes popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, so you’re missing thinks like Tumblr and Flickr. While most people are still excited to get what they can, it’s something to consider.
The other downfall is the fact that you have to get an email everyday. You cannot lump the email into once per week, so if you’re someone with a lot of emails this might be something that you don’t want to deal with. If you were never very active on social media, it might not be worth it.
How to Get Started with Timehop
If the drawbacks weren’t enough to scare you away, you can get started right away. Timehop is extremely easy to use (one of it’s many great features). You can get started in only three steps.
- Go to timehop.com and login with a social network.
- Decide how you want to sync up your account. Do you want just Twitter, Twitter and Instagram, etc.
- Sit back and wait for your daily email message to come through.
Have you used Timehop? What’s your favorite part about the tool? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!