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Web Wednesday – April 4, 2012

Web Wednesdays – each Wednesday we will feature a website that we’ve come across while in our process of searching for inspiration, the latest trends, or learning about anything and everything we can get our hands on that interests us.

1000 Memories

We all have them,  those boxes of old family photos and embarrassing life moments stashed away somewhere. They may be in an old photo album in the basement or hidden in a shoebox under the bed; they are our perfect source to relive some of our most cherished and not-so-cherished memories. Now, what if you could share those moments with others in a digital format? Now I am not talking about posting to Facebook or keeping them in an iPhoto folder; I am talking about 1000Memories, a tool that posts your old family photos online in a digital ‘shoebox’.  You can combine photos from a specific event, or part of your life into the ‘shoebox’, where others that you know can comment, edit or upload photos they have from that same shared experience. It’s a great tool for filling in the missing pieces for memories long forgotten, or pieces of your family history.

After downloading their app, your iphone will turn into a high-resolution scanner that will scan the photos of your choosing and post them to your account. You can then create any type of ‘shoebox’ that you want and also change the privacy setting of each ‘shoebox’ so that only specific people can access those photos. Now if you’ve already checked out the site, then you realized that it looks a lot like Pinterest in its overall design and functionality. “Shoeboxes” of course looking nearly identical to “Pin Boards” and how the home page uses the same staggered photo effect that Pinterest does. But hey, it has a more personal touch to it and even Mark Zuckerberg loved it so much that it is now being integrated with Facebook. So maybe the Pinterest “style” is the look of the future in social media design, who knows? But take a gander at 1000Memories and see for yourself.