A lot of people ask me why I use certain social media services, namely Four Square and Instagram. While there are several reasons why I use them a really big one that I think most people are unaware of is Timehop. Timehop is a service which connects your various social media accounts and each day it allows you look back and see what you did (essentially what you shared on those platforms) one year, two years, three years and even as far back as five years ago. I look forward to launching the Timehop app each day, seeing what I was talking about in years past and reminiscing about what my wife and I were doing on that day years ago. Timehop has the ability to pull in data from Facebook, Foursquare, Flickr, Instagram and Twitter so you get location data, photos and obviously tweets. Data is presented in an attractive UI and is arranged in chronological order.

Timehop - 1 Year   Timehop - 2 Years   Timehop - 3 Years

Like I mentioned before I use these services for a number of reasons but I can say that the number one reason I use Foursquare is because of the Timehop integration. It's really entertaining to see where I was in years past and what I was up to.

If you use any number of the services that Timehop supports I highly recommend signing up for the (free) service.

The World In Links [2/6-2/12/2012] -- iOS, Optimization, Photography

The World In Links by Nicholas Kreidberg Bookmarking: 6 creative ways to use Delicious.

Facebook: 40+ apps and tools for customizing your pages.

iOS: Getting started w/ development video.

Optimization: Turbocharge your website with Memcached.

Photography: My recent Flickr updates.

PHP: Amazing things to with PHP and cURL.

Virtual Assistants: A good rundown of alternatives to Siri.

The World In Links [1/30-2/5/2012] -- Developers, Facebook, SQL

The World In Links by Nicholas Kreidberg Art: A wonderful showcase of 3D digital renders.

Customer Service: GetHuman promises to get you to a service representative faster.

Developers: The trajectory of a software engineer and where it all goes wrong.

Facebook: A ton of S-1 related information thanks to my friends at TNW.

PHP: Methods for increasing file upload limit.

Real Estate: Zillow is one of the best sites I have seen for finding houses.

SQL: SQL Fiddle (much like JS Fiddle) lets you "fiddle" around with SQL via the web.