Mark Twain demanded that 100 years pass before the publication of his memoirs so that everyone referenced therein was no longer living. What stories do you want to pass on and how long would you wait to reveal them? Telestory auto-generates calls at a determined frequency (once a month, twice a year) and prompts the user to record a story. With the secure web interface, the user determines how much time must pass before the story becomes public. While we canâ€™t (yet) live forever, our voices can.
I am a huge proponent of social media and social networking sites. In fact, I participate in over 30 different sites for a variety of reasons ranging from hobbies to professional interests to social interactions and relationship management. And while my participation is only for myself, I can't help thinking about how future generations of my family might benefit from a bird's eye view of all this published material. Unfortunately, all this data is pretty much under lockdown. With little agreement about how to preserve and archive digital assets, I wanted to create a very simple system for telling and preserving stories from one generation to the next.