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Days: The 21st Century Diary

Posted by rc9530a on May 29, 2013

As I was reading an article today about upcoming social media apps, I came to learn about a new app called “Days.” Basically, this app works as a photo diary that organizes all yours photos by day so that you can go back to any given day and reminisce on what you did on that particular date. The app is currently in beta and to download it you need to be texted the link to the download (which you can easily do by entering your phone number on the app’s website).

I’m always hesitant to try out new social media applications. The majority of them usually flop, and a good number of them just end up sucking the fun out of real life by creating an artificial sense of necessity in terms of having to share what you’re doing every second of every day. What I like about this app is that it isn’t necessarily made for sharing with your friends, but rather for compiling and creating content for your own private usage.

This raises another question: if I’m using “Days” privately and not sharing my content, does that still make it a social media app? The content produced by other apps that can be used privately, Twitter for example, still serve the intention of creating a channel of communication between the user and the ether, while “Days” serves more as a record keeper for the user. I wonder…


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