September 6, 2006 | Jason
Use DropShots to Stay Connected with
Family and Friends
So many families
these days are separated by geographical distances, and the result
is a bunch of grandparents who sadly miss out on their grandkids'
everyday experiences. Or long-time family friends who spend perhaps
one day per year in the company of those who are closest to them.
One way to establish daily audio and visual contact between
geographically separated friends and family is to establish some
kind of Web-based communication between computers.
DropShots.com is a unique player in the photo- and video-sharing
market, providing a social-networking service that lets friends and
family use audio and video commenting to foster communication. The
DropShots “Conversation System” lets visitors using a computer
microphone or Web cam to post audio and video comments directly from
a Web page—with no software installation needed. Audio and video
comments are instantly posted and playable alongside traditional
text comments. Users can see and hear their loved ones express their
enthusiasm and support for what they are seeing on the photos and
DropShots, which focuses specifically on the family market, is a
private service. Users' photos and videos aren't displayed publicly
and not open to indexing by search engines. It's a destination,
centered on the conversations between friends and family who want to
keep in touch and share important life moments. It's also very easy
to use for any level of computer user.
For more information, visit the DropShots Web site.