Friday, 17 July 2009

Printed Yearbook - will they be replaced? Facebook with time-machine?

On the trip to Potsdam two young women sat opposite us - discussion one-by-one the pages in the yearbook of their school. The yearbook was from a school in Berlin was from 2009 and printed in highest quality - quite professional. Their discussion had a lot of forward references (what will become of people - and how they see and present themselves now). Looking back 10, 20 or 30 years after leaving school these images and texts are very interesting… There is a real value in paper that cannot be altered - here new technologies (facebook and alike) that evolve with the people are less entertaining.

Is there already a website like archive.org for social networks? An interesting feature in such sites could be a time machine. E.g. you can put in the date and you get the page as it was on that date (e.g. what friends did she have then, what music did she like, etc.) - would guess this is to come - I can hear the privacy worries already…

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