Facebook users know all about “Throwback Thursdays, ” when they post pictures of themselves way back then, and the annual, “So and So’s year” in which Facebook instantly scrapbooks “moments” from the past year. The app Timehop lets users bring back their histories every day, with a personal “today in history” that collects highlights from the past.
Jason Goldman, who has been an avid user as well as an advisor to Timehop has been welcomed to the company’s board. He is seen in the industry as a good luck charm for his work at Biz Stone, and his membership on the boards of Twitter, Blogger, Google and Medium. Timehop has 12 million users, with 6 million using the app on a daily basis, as reported by TC.
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Timehop CEO Jonathan Wegener said use has reached an “inflection point.” When it started out, those with extensive social media history used the app, but now it is catching on with those newer to networking. “Three years later, ” Wegener said, “everything is just ripening …. We’re just now getting to the point where people have years of digital histories. That’s always been our bet: Your digital history is growing exponentially.”
The staff of 18 has had to grow its infrastructure; “we have a small window of just 10 second to grab everything off their social networks and shoulder all of that content, ” said Wegener. The next step, of course, will be how to monetize all that, but Jason Goldman and other board members and advisers is with Timehop every hop of the way.
Jason Goldman’s photo courtesy of: Joi Ito via Flickr (cc)