Memolane updates

Meghan Krane (@meghan_krane), the Community Manager over at Memolane, today dropped an email with some much anticipated updates to the excellent Memolane service.  The changes highlighted in the email (see below) are all around privacy settings.  I particularly like the idea of being able to set the privacy settings for individual feeds (services).  One of the things I wanted to do was set up both a personal (family and friends) Memolane and a public Memolane.  With these changes there’s no longer a need to maintain separate Memolanes (I should point out that the service only allows / supports one Memolane, so this is a hypothetical rambling).  I highlight that as it was something I suggested as a potential future feature (support of multiple Memolanes).  However, I like this implementation much better.  I only have to maintain one Memolane and control the content via privacy settings.. nice.

Here’s an extract from the email:

Here’s a preview of some of the changes you will see on Memolane today:

  • Instead of selecting a privacy setting for your entire Memolane, you can now choose a privacy setting for each of your online services, to set their privacy.
  • We offer a new level of privacy, now you can set your online services to be completely private, shared only with your Memolane friends, or public.
  • The “Online Services Settings” page has been renamed “Privacy and Services” and redesigned.
  • Your existing privacy setting for your Memolane will initially be applied to all of your added services, so the privacy of your lane will be exactly the same as before this change.

We have been working very hard on the new privacy settings and we hope that they give you more flexibility to share your online history with your friends and re-live great memories!

The site will be down from 5 a.m. PST to 7 a.m. PST (2 p.m. CET to 4 p.m. CET) today in order to add these new features.  I can’t wait to start updating my Memolane!

I am @craigt44 on Twitter.

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Craig Thornton (@icraigt), Geek Dad, husband of @linsthornton, Principal Engineer at JLR, tech addict. All views my own.