Web: Fantasy author Terry Prachett's Discworld series has spanned over 30 years of books and short stories, and there's no way for a newbie to know where to jump in and start. Luckily, All Timelines is a web service that will tell you, along with guides for virtually every other pop culture franchise.
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Instagram, like Twitter before it, is starting to learn that there's no money in letting your best posts disappear to the ravages of time. The service is now experimenting with an algorithmic instead of chronological timeline.
If you've got the same email address you had around 1999, do a search for your oldest mail with "FWD" in the subject. If digging through the memories of web-cam-observed coffee pots, "Hello, my future girlfriend," and other proto-memes brings a wry smirk to your face, you're going to love the Internet Meme timeline, an omni-collection of more than 250 highlights (if you're feeling generous) of viral sites, videos, and concepts that's been viewed nearly a million times on timeline-sharing site Dipity. Many of the expandable data points bring up their relevant pics, videos, and animations, and the Dipity director who created this gem is regularly tweaking it. Go ahead, click around and dig into memories you'd long since archived.Internet Memes
If a timeline is the best way to display the data you have on hand, turn to interactive web application Timetoast. Once you create your timeline, viewers can click on date points to see what is significant about the event. From there they can expand the entry to see pictures and additional information. Timetoast is free to register and use. Here are a few more ways you can make a timeline of events.Timetoast Timelines
It's pretty hard to believe 2007's almost over! I always spend the holiday week thinking about all the places I went and things I did this year, and since I have a terrible memory, I'd like to start capturing all that. Is there an easy way to set up a timeline of stuff that happened to me this year and past, something I can update each New Year? I don't have the patience to keep a journal all the time, and each event will probably be only a few lines. Suggestions?