With our product launch of Photos, Videos, and Group a few weeks ago, we didn’t highlight the ability to post photos (and videos, but that’s a whole other blog entry) to Ning sites from your mobile phone. This opens up a few interesting options for a wide variety of people.
For Computer-Savvy Blogger Types…
Already use another photo sharing service? Perhaps one that rhymes with the word sticker? Why not start a separate moblog? I’ve always wanted to separate my camphone pics from my “real” photos without paying for another account. With Ning, you can start a fully-customized moblog site in a matter of seconds by going to Ning Photos and clicking on the “Get Your Own Photos Site” button at the top of the page.
For Your Mom Who Just Got a Fancy New Phone But Can’t Get the Damn Photos Off Of It…
Set up a free, custom site for her in a flash. She’ll even get pretty slideshows. It’s painless…well, except for the whole “telling her how to enter an email address into her phone” part. Not that I have any experience with this scenario. It’s purely hypothetical.
For Your Crazy Weekend Road Trip…
Set up a site to upload photos from the road. You can even place them on a map once you’re back at a computer. It’s an instant scrapbook.
For Your Class Reunion, Wedding or Other Big Event
Set up a site, then give the special upload email address to the attendees for multi-person photo coverage of the festivities. It’s just like the old “give everyone a disposable camera” trick…but without the whole “developing the film” thing. And remember, it’s easy to delete any unwanted pics (this means you, Uncle Marty).
So have at it!
Update: Here’s a Halloween Costumes photos site that we love. Check it out!