Stumbled upon this application /service called ‘thisMoment’. It lets you create ‘moments’ via images and videos and share to your friends. Nothing earth-shaking, except you can link it to your existing networks so you can select the images and videos from these souces and share easily the moments you create. Your selected friends can also add on to these moments, if I understood it correctly, depending on the privacy settings you’ve chosen. The video explaining the thisMoment maker seems to show how easy and seamless the whole process is.
Makes me very interested indeed. I particularly like the possibility of putting more emotions or context in micro-blogging. It’s like pubishing your status or thoughts — your conversations –but in a more contextual and emotional way. At the same time that you capture a moment — a slice of now — it also allows you to share and save that moment. It seems to me another way of joining the digital flow of conversations (characterised by an adherence to nowness or a “long now”), but being able to take back that piece of the now and store it away.
I think this yearning to chronicle and share, but likewise save and store the now without rendering it irrelevant is one characteristic of today’s conversations as fueled by digital and online technologies. Conversations are no longer simply linear, one way and time-bound. You can resurrect it, bring it back to the now and retain its relevance. I guess applications and services like these are prime examples of the ‘Flow” or the “long now”of conversations. Not sure if this is indeed thisMoment intends to deliver in practice, but concept-wise, it seems to be an evolution from micro-blogging to micro-storytelling.
Anyone using this? Please share your experience.