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Timehop: An Instant Social Media Hit

Have you ever wondered why social media has been littered with lots of throwback posts lately? Well, there’s this certain app called Timehop that’s been really viral in the App Store and Google Play Store recently. It’s the culprit of all those nostalgic shenanigans.

Timehop is a mobile app that shows status updates, pictures and other posts on the very same day from the past years of your existence in social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Flickr. Everyday, the app wakes you up with new timehop feeds so you’ll always be on the loop. Truly, It celebrates the best of what your past can offer with your friends and family.


It has been heralded as the best service on the internet recently. So, I’ve been wondering why it’s given that much hype as of late. To join the bandwagon, I’ve got it installed on my phone and it didn’t take me too long to realize what the rest of the world has been so hooked about.

A receptacle of your personal nostalgic moments

Some memoirs may be not that interesting for others but it may hold a personal sense of sentimentality for yourself. It may be a new job, a new pet or perhaps an anniversary with your lover. With the fast paced updates of news feed of social media, we may find ourselves forgetting about the value of those moments. Timehop reminds us of those precious times that we actually felt alive and more human.

Special moments are meant to be shared

That quintessential outing at the beach or perhaps that emblematic prom picture is indeed worth remembering with friends and relatives whom you shared those moments with. Timehop gives you the option to share them to every social media outlet that you have. It also lets you take control on which to share and which not to. No need to worry about privacy issues because posts are automatically set to private when it first loads. In order to make them public, there is a manual option that toggles the sharing mode. This precautionary measure avoids unintentional revelations of embarrassing posts that you just fervently hope to remain buried in the past.

People are nostalgic by nature. Memories from the past, no matter what kind, do trigger an emotional response that is unique to every individual. With Timehop, reliving them every single day gives that butterflies-in-your-stomach kind of feeling. Well, “Just for the nostalgia, if nothing else, dahhhlings.”

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Clarissa Turner is an English major graduate from New York University. Due to her academic background, she has developed a passion in writing and informing others on important stories around the world. As she is a geek at heart, she has combined both her passions to write quality articles on geek-related news.

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