In turn, that trend has spawned dozens of online photo sharing social sites, including the popular Instagram. Competition is a good thing, and here’s yet another free way to create photo albums on your iPhone to share online.
Got Album? Get Albumatic!
Admittedly, sharing photos with friends, family, co-workers, and total strangers could not be much easier these days.
The social revolution seems to have spawned look-alike services that have no apparent business model other than, ‘I’m free, use me instead.’
That’s Instagram and a dozen other ways to share photos online, including the new kid on the block, Albumatic.
Yes, it’s free. But Albumatic, as the name implies, is all about creating real-time photo albums in yet another social network scheme.
Photos can be shared, yes, but friends nearby (also using Albumatic) can join your albums and add their own photos.
It’s simple enough to setup and use Albumatic. Create an album and then invite your friends, family members, or co-workers to join in.
This kind of real-time sharing opens up plenty of possibilities; some good, some not so much.
Photos in your album are displayed by name, so the album is really created on the fly as friends send you photos.
Your photo albums can change instantly, so friends and family will want to check them often.
Be careful who you invite to your album, though. It won’t take long for the rules of decency and decorum to be scattered hither and yon (digitally, of course).
I can’t fathom the business model for Albumatic (or, Instagram for that matter), but I suspect someone will toss advertising in your face once you become addicted to real-time photo album creation.