For me, email has mostly become a relic of the past. I hardly ever check it, but there is one email I get every day that I look forward to that forces me to check it at least once each morning. That email comes from 4squareand7years ago, showing me my foursquare checkins from exactly one year ago.
Today 4squareand7years ago relaunched as Timehop, focusing not just on your foursquare checkins, but on your social media profiles as a whole, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The daily emails will now include a recap of your activities from a year ago across all four networks.
Timehop will also show off a new feature 4squareand7years ago users haven’t seen yet: foursquare photos. Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of foursquare launching photo support, so those photos will start rolling out in tomorrow’s Timehop emails. I’ve actually been going back and adding photos from my DSLR to my foursquare checkins specifically so they’ll show up in these emails.
Built by TechStars NYC alums Benny Wong and Jonathan Wegener, 4squareand7yearsago was one of the most popular foursquare-focused apps of 2011. It launched at foursquare’s first hack day in February and has since been touted foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley in almost every talk he’s given this year.
I’m a big fan of 4squareand7yearsago (and sister service and7yearsagram â€” a similar site for Instagram photos), so I’m excited to see what the team will do now that they’re incorporating posts from my other social networks. If nothing else, Timehop is at least a hell of a lot easier to type.
What do you think of the addition of Facebook and Twitter to the popular 4squareand7yearsago emails?