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March 26th, 2005

futureme.org

A site I definitely underrate, even in the depths of my own mind, is futureme.org. The premise is pretty simple: you can write a letter to yourself (or anyone else, really) and have it delivered on a date in the future.

The first time I actually used this was when we moved out to Denver in September, 2003. I surprised myself because I had totally forgotten about the letter – and whaddaya know, six months later I had an “update” from myself in my inbox! Very nice stuff.

I was reminded of futureme.org again today when I got a letter from myself dated one year ago. I included lots of big picture items (ie, “I hope you’re back in Chicago”) and small ones (“You wore a new shirt today.”) Something that might be neat is to use this in conjunction with, say, flickr or a similar service… hook it up with something that happened in your life on that day, and send it to your future self.

I think I underrate and forget about futureme.org because it’s so simple, and so very not flashy, but good at what it does. Give it a whirl.

Posted in Technology

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday March 26, 2005 -- 10:02:07 pm
Futureme.org is sweet. A very simple premise that works wonderfully. I've even used it once or twice (shhh, don't tell anyone) as a quickie reminder service.

Some of the public entries are a blast to browse through. I came across one that said, "By the time you read this, you should be in college getting drunk."



FROM: Natasia
DATE: Tuesday December 20, 2005 -- 4:55:23 am
how are you



FROM: Tasia
DATE: Tuesday December 20, 2005 -- 4:56:58 am
Futureme.org is sweet



FROM: David
DATE: Monday July 31, 2006 -- 9:00:25 pm
definitely a very simple very clean idea but they've got pretty big competition now with Time Netsule's Internet time capsule. I'm all about the coolness factor...



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