PastPosts Rebrands As Timehop For Facebook Timeline

PastPosts, a daily email featuring users' Facebook activity from the same date one year ago, relaunched as Timehop.

PastPosts, a daily email featuring users’ Facebook activity from the same date one year ago, relaunched as Timehop.

However, other than developer Jonathan Wegener saying in an email that some “major bugs” were fixed, it’s not clear what the differences are between Timehop and its predecessor.

And with the launch of Facebook’s new timeline profile, anyone wishing to look up their Facebook posts from the previous year can do so easily, although Timehop does provide the convenience of receiving the information via email.

In addition to Facebook, emails from Timehop also provide users with their Twitter tweets, foursquare check-ins, and Instagram photo uploads from the same date one year earlier.

Wegener said when describing PastPosts in May:

More philosophically, the interesting trend here is personal data exhaust — as we use web services, we’re constantly leaving behind a trail of digital information. We’re helping people re-experience that content as a daily email a year after the fact.

Readers: Are you intrigued by the idea of an email service like Timehop?