Above is my submission. Below is my niece, Cindy, who would make a close second:
And here’s a quick video capturing the frenzy. Because we have to do that.
There are a few other Christmas photos here.
So, why do this? Because making media and then sharing it is one big, easy essential fundamental to understanding how the social web works. It’s what we do. It’s how we do it. It’s a way to get to know and understand others. And this was just a simple project. You can do this for your business with just a little bit of thinking. For your community, for your family, for whatever needs the effort. It’s not just marketing. It’s a way to capture the world around you and share it. (The “share” part is the big difference. We’ve had ways to take pictures for a century. It wasn’t until sharing that it really mattered.)
To Go With Your New Cameras
If someone you know (or you) got a new digital camera or video camera for Christmas, consider getting them set up at the following places:
- Flickr – for photo sharing.
- YouTube and Blip.tv – for video sharing.
- Picnik for online photo editing.
And there are probably a few other services you should consider trying out, but maybe you’ll leave your favorites in the comments.
What did you think of the project, those of you who did it?