why the 30 days!
The concept is great! I was just wondering why the 30 days? Your tag line says emails are more reliable than memory, so what if I have something to do the next week or say day after. Calenders are just too outdated! futureMe could be very useful! I have an idea and here I email it to myself for about a week later. And say what if I have loads of tasks to do the next day, I can just email it to myself! Cheers!
I'm pretty sure there are other things for this. Like calendar reminders on your phone. It doesn't seem to fit the purpose of futureme.
I use this to lock myself out of distracting websites by changing my password to a random string of characters and sending that to myself via email after a week.
The 30-days minimum is completely arbitrary and should be removed.
Even if you don't want people to use Futureme as a reminder service, by keeping the 30 day restriction you are removing lots of vital communication to the near future! I want to reassure myself that the date I'm going on in a few days will be ok. I want to tell myself how I feel about my mother coming to visit. I want to see how my emotions change about things as time passes. I want to tell myself how excited I am about things and how afraid I am of things. Imagine my surprise when I remember how scared I was of that thing that turned out to be so much fun!
If you reduce the 30 day limit you will allow a lot of interesting interactions with the future. You will also let some people use it as a day planner, but what's wrong with that? It doesn't diminish the value of everything else people do.
I would like to see that shortened some more! I was trying to email myself in a few days when my midterms are finally done (it's terrible right now....so close yet so far away) but then up came 30 days.
I strongly support this change! I'd love being able to send emails from my Monday's self to my Friday's or Saturday's self about what I aimed for in the week, to be able to reflect on what I've been able to do. Why did you enforce this 30 days restriction?