Famicity – A Beautiful Family Network

Famicity is many things. It’s part scrapbook, part photo album, part social network and all about family. Famicity gives you a private network to keep in touch with your family wherever they are. Once you create your Famicity account, you can invite family members – near and far – to share news, stories, photos and even videos.

The network owner controls who will have access to the site and can set permissions on an item by item basis. For example, there may be photos or stories not appropriate for younger members. Those items would be assigned to a group just for older members.

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Tell stories, share special events, post news and build photo albums in Famicity.

As you can see in this example, the “news feed” will support any number of purposes. Notice the Tag item included on each story. This makes it possible to build an index of the items posted to your Famicity network. There’s room to “like” and comment on each item too.

One of the many things I love about this network is how beautifully layed out the site is. Everything in the timeline is displayed showing who sent the post and when along with titles, tags and captions. Yes, you can include videos in your timeline. If you have videos on YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion, all you need is to copy the link to the video and paste it into your story. Once the story is published, the video will be available on your timeline. You can add as many videos as you like using these three platforms.

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You can do very well with the free Famicity option. If you want to post your own high-def (HD) videos and photos, you can take advantage of the Famicity Premium subscription. It costs $4.99/month and gives you 50GB of storage to share those photos and videos along with access to Famicity’s dedicated technical support.

Put your creative juices to work to include a bit of family history here and there. Share artifacts like the portrait you see here. When your family research discovers an interesting story about an ancestor, share it along with a photo. You’ll be surprised how much your family will enjoy them.

In addition to access via web browser, Famicity also offers free mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. To get started, visit https://www.famicity.com to learn more and create your account.

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