A British technology company called Miomi.com has launched a new file-sharing website with a view to wipe out YouTube with the first time-browsing function in the world.
Users will be able to search through Miomi.com’s database with posts from members around the world and see exactly what happened to certain people on any given day.
The website is meant to “democratise time and history by capturing the entire world’s memories online,” said the company.
Born out of a late night student conversation – reminiscent of the origin of popular social networking site, Facebook – Miomi.com will include content pertaining to events from the beginning of time and far into the future, from both the private and public sphere to get the official and unofficial take on the world’s memories.
The website will include a ‘virtual timeline’ which will search databases such as Wikipedia and Encarta, as well as personal uploads from individual users who have a story to tell.
Users will be able to upload a mixture of text, images, video and audio to share their memories. These posts can either be tagged ‘public’ to share with the world or ‘private’ to share with a select group of friends.
The owners of Miomi.com are all German post-graduate students of Oxford University and Technical University of Munich who say the website was born of the question: “How many children are being born right now?”
One of the students explains: “We realised that if we could capture as many of the millions of real life events that occur every day as possible – from big international news to people’s private moments such as the birth of your first child – then we’d be able to create a huge memory bank for the world.
“We decided then and there to build a site where people could record their memories and experiences so that they could be preserved, shared and seen in the context of world events to create a truly democratised reflection of history and time.”