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Facebook has started to dig its own database of users to show what they were up to a year back on a given calendar day. I noticed this new feature on my facebook page yesterday. Must say that the idea is very nice to keep the users glued to facebook for longer durations. As far as I know, this is the very first attempt by Facebook to show an user’s content to self than showing content from friends in network. There was another facebook app called ‘My year in status‘ which did almost the same, but this time it is more official I suppose!

Here is a snapshot of 2 such messages I saw, these were the status updates by me on facebook wall the eve of Indian Independence Day 2010. I was on a one day trip to Mumbai to participate in IndiBlogger’s meet:

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Definitely this is a good move to make the users spend more time on their site as if everybody is already killing very little time there! By the way, Indiblogger just turned 4 years yesterday. Happy Birthday IndiBlogger! I have got lot more readers on my blog ever since I am on this blogger community. If you aren’t there yet, get on board :)

I haven’t been that regular on my blog for sometime now. Trying to get back in to the blogging mode with short posts like this, pardon me for that. Certainly have a lot of things to write about, especially some of the travelogues ranging from Wayanad (Kerala), Shirdi (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan) and many more! Stay tuned, you will get to read more often here.

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  • Saras August 30, 2011, 8:26 pm

    Hey Mohan, Good Post. Thanks for sharing.

  • kavita August 29, 2011, 10:44 am

    Yes ,i did notice one of my update of about a year back …it was ‘ phone karte rehna mummy’ … strangely i was thinking on the same terms this year too .
    Long time Mohan .

  • Pramod August 29, 2011, 12:10 am

    Great idea of Facebook, very nostalgic.

    • Mohan August 29, 2011, 9:28 pm

      Facebook has now started to creep into my limits of privacy. Probably my days on that site are being counted.

      • Jeevan January 5, 2012, 3:50 am

        Well said.

  • S.R.Ayyangar August 19, 2011, 1:02 am

    Hope to see you more on indiblogger.Good luck.

    • Mohan August 19, 2011, 6:58 am

      Network with the your kind of people what keeps me going. Thanks for the support Ayyangar!

  • jeyamaran August 18, 2011, 9:36 pm

    good post dude

  • Ketan August 17, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Kool i will check it

  • Aathira August 17, 2011, 11:18 am

    Would love to read those travelogues… with pics !!!

    Please do post soon!

    • Mohan August 17, 2011, 7:18 pm

      Sure, I will get those out at the earliest.

  • Shrinidhi Hande August 17, 2011, 7:46 am

    Didn’t Know this

    • Mohan August 17, 2011, 7:18 pm

      Even this was new to me… observed only 15th!

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