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As of 18:27, 2 August 2010 (UTC), MemoryWiki the domain hosts a paid reviews blog.

17 Reasons Why I Think WikiMemory is a Good Idea[edit]

  • When you die, all your memories vanish. That's a boatload of lost information.
  • It's good to know about the past, and this would help (not us, maybe, but the future).
  • People see and do really interesting stuff; I'd like to read about it (and so would a lot of others).
  • Some people have seen what I've seen; I'd like to get their POV.
  • Some people lie (especially politicians), and this might be a way to stop them, a little.
  • People are basically honest; they aren't going to lie, especially when there is no reason to.
  • Readers aren't stupid--they'll know to take any memoir about a very controversial issue with a grain of salt.
  • If you carefully compare accounts of the same event, you often can determine which one is more accurate.
  • If you check the proported facts in an account against some other source, you can often determine if the writer knows what the hell he is talking about.
  • And you can always ask someone who was there. Just email them.
  • Besides, even if they lie, the way they lie will tell future historians something about them. That's valuable info.
  • Journalists know that they should check their sources (at least the good ones do).
  • There is some great undiscovered memoir writer out there, and I'd like to find him or her.
  • In a hundred years, historians everywhere will use this site, and praise us (alas, we'll be dead...)
  • Nothing like this exists.
  • Nothing like this has ever existed.
  • For the first time in human history, we could pass our very memories on to future generations. Wow.

This project is now up and running at MemoryWiki.

Marshall Poe