cool idea. have to play with it a bit I think.
Why would I use this?
When you send people passwords and private links via email or chat, there are copies of that information stored in many places. If you use a one-time link instead, the information persists for a single viewing which means it can’t be read by someone else later. This allows you to send sensitive information in a safe way knowing it’s seen by one person only. Think of it like a self-destructing message.
I’m trying out Timely.is. While I’m not usually interested in these sort of things (they often strike me as rather the clueless corporate approach to social media) this one intrigued me enough to at least give it a go.
They claim that by analyzing your last 199 tweets they can come up with the best time of day to tweet for the most response, re-tweets, etc. and consequently, more followers. If this turns out to be the case, I’ll probably use it for stuff like announcing new recordings, videos, etc. (exactly what my first trial run with them is about).
I know that if you really want to get through with a message on Twitter you have to repost it at least a couple times. Otherwise, with as much chatter that goes on and as widely spread out time-zone-wise your followers are, many of them will miss it.
If it works out well I’ll keep using it. If not, it didn’t take much time to try.