Friday, January 25, 2008

A good friend of mine, Ray, launched a really cool community site that he's been building with a friend over the past 4 months or so called Its a community site built around creating "books" about your kids. The cool part is that you don't just invite people to see or follow the book (although you can do that too). You actually invite your family and friends to build and contribute to the book right along with you as your child progresses. Its a great way to keep a good record of your child.

Once you get other friends and family members on the site, they can then create books for their kids (or you can start it for them if they're not very savvy internet users), and their books get added to your home page where you can keep track of activity on all your books, and make your own contributions.

Props to Ray and his buddy, Beau. Nice job guys.

oh... i almost forgot my favorite part. When you write a new entry, called "stories" on this site, it automatically gets the date and time from any picture that you upload and orders your book accordingly. when i first started my book i thought i would have to start from the begining (4 years ago) and work my way up if i wanted things in the right order (like a normal blog works). Thanks to this feature, i can start where ever i want as build it out as i go... new stuff, old stuff... it doesn't matter!

1 comment:

Ray Hernandez said...

Thanks for the props Jon. I just wanted to mention to your readers that we're in a Private Beta testing mode right now. And the site will be fully available in 2 weeks. But if you can't wait that long and want to be a part of testing to send me an email and I'll get you an invitation.

Thanks again Jon. I really appreciate it.