Staying connected with family can be challenging these days, especially if your family is spread out across the country (or globe). Email and phone calls offer a means to communicate but generally these methods don’t enable everyone to see what’s happening in your life simultaneously. Additionally, most people wouldn’t be thrilled about receiving an email every time little Jimmy said something new. A new web startup called FamSpam was built with a single purpose of connecting your family together using an extremely simple journal-like system.
Each FamSpam family receives a private website which will house all written messages sent between family members. At any given time, any family member wishing to see what’s happening in their relatives’ lives can log into FamSpam. Messages are automatically grouped by week and threaded when people reply to any message. And because pictures are worth a thousand words, photos can be easily added to any message or reply and are aggregated into a photo library with built-in slideshow.
The biggest value of FamSpam is its ability to essentially journal your family activities on a routine basis and keep a written archive for years to come. Pricing is simple with a single unlimited plan and a 14-day free trial.
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