Streisand, who sung about misty water-coloured memories courtesy
Finding this on the Beeb opened up some interesting thoughts on the storing and sharing of memories. The BBC Memoryshare project is a living archive of over a hundred years of memories from 1900 to the present day, contributed by members of the public. Memories of people’s life experiences are set within the context of historical events.
If you think about it, Flickr is one giant visual repository of human memories. How wonderful would it be if you could turn it into a huge chronology, and combine it with people’s written memories and contributions (sort of like this) and a chronicle of momentous events (sort of like this), and then overlay that with a way of showing the most popular tags used on blogs and social sites like Flickr, Delicious, Digg and Newsvine on any given day (like a daily tag cloud) and perhaps the most searched for terms on Google for that day. Imagine being able to browse the huge digitised social history that that would create. Now that would be cool. Anyone any other suggestions for how you could add to this idea?