Photo sharing bridges the generation gap

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In David Pogue’s recent New York Times article he lists several photo sharing and print buying sites that have multi-generational appeal. How does he know? He made his mom try them.

RECEPTIVENESS to new technologies often seems related to age. For example, more 13-year-olds than 63-year-olds understand phrases like “Waz ^?” and “N2MH.” (In case you’re over 13, those expressions are cellphonese for, “What’s up?” and “Not too much here.”)

So it was with pride that I watched my parents “get” the magic of digital photography after our family reunion last summer. On the final night, I treated them to a laptop slide show of our week together. They dug it.

From Shutterfly, Webshots, and Photobucket to Flickr, Snapfish, and others, he tells you which ones are easy to use regardless of age or tech savvy. Pogue even mentions PictureSync, “a free, elegant effortless program that can batch-upload photos to any sharing service.”

Which photo-sharing sites do you use?

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3 Comments

  1. I use Flickr and Webshots….

      June 7, 2007 – 4:13 pm   Permalink
  2. I use Pixamo because its privacy settings and tagging let me share different photos and videos with lots of different people, ranging from my (not so tech savvy) parents to my co-workers. It also offers prints, and you can pull in photos or videos you have on other sites pretty easily.

    By Melanie
      July 31, 2007 – 2:11 pm   Permalink
  3. Hey! I use Pixamo too! The tagging system really is powerful. And I love how Pixamo predicts and auto completes your tags. It saves a lot of time. The security settings are also a plus, even though I make most of my photos public.

    By Shelly Broduer
      October 15, 2007 – 4:13 pm   Permalink

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