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I’m totally falling in love with whrrl.com. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve come home from an event or a party or a day with the kids, downloaded dozens of picture to my computer, and never done anything with them. But ever since I started using whrrl.com, a lot more of my pictures are getting online or sent to family.
The way it works is pretty simple: I take pictures as I go, texting them into whrrl immediately, often following the pictures with another text “caption.” At any point I can decide to make the story public, share it on Twitter or Facebook, or just keep it all to myself until I get to a computer. Usually I share it as I’m going along, and then refine it when I get home on whrrl.com, adding pictures I hadn’t sent in yet (either from my phone or my Casio Exilim), adding text, putting things in a different order. Then when I’m done, I can embed a preview on my blog, or email the link, or post it somewhere else.
But this isn’t just a great tool for bloggers. If you don’t like sharing your life with the whole world, you can share your stories only with your whrrl friends and keep things small and private.
This is all even easier if you have an iPhone, which I don’t (my life would be complete if
I had another baby Verizon got the iPhone). Or, if you just want to show your pictures using this very cool format, you can upload your pictures from your computer to whrrl.com and make your story right there, no texting or iPhone needed. But for me, it’s a procrastinator’s best friend, and I worship the immediacy.
Here’s the story I made today. I spent about 3 minutes on the computer adding a couple of captions, reordering things, and rotating a picture so that people didn’t have to hold their computers sideways to see me with the Kool-Aid Man. :-)