About a week ago I began deleting all photos and videos of my children from the Internet. This is proving to be no easy task. Like many parents, I’ve excitedly shared virtually every step, misstep and milestone that myself and my children have muddled our way through.
Putting personal information on Facebook is never a good idea. And if you don't believe us, at least take it from this social media-savvy gospel choir:
We all have that friend. The one who's uploaded 4,000 photos of her fun trips to the football game and her fun trips to the mountains and her fun trips to the beach and her fun trips to the bars and her fun trips to everywhere else. We all have that friend and we all hate that friend and her 4,000 photos.
The problem with YouTube is that you can only share stuff you happened to be recording. The Looxcie, a $200 video camera that you wear on your ear, proposes a simple solution: record everything, all the time.
How does Grandma stay connected to you? Buddy Radio hopes to help the elderly by giving them an old school gadget—a basic radio—that combines new school technology—social networks—so they can broadcast their mood and ask for help.