LiveOn is a brand spanking new site with the sole purpose of helping you keep track of your memories, so that they won't get lost for future generations. It's free to join, and there you can create a "timeline" of your life. Sort of like a scrapbook, but much more thorough, and promising to last forever. Starting with your birth, documenting different moves, schools, big life events, even little life events. Each "memory" within the timeline is put together with photos that you upload (you can scan them yourself, or use their sister site, LiveOn Rewind to scan them for you. You can also upload photos from Facebook or from other photo sharing sites). Each memory can contain photos, video clips, text, music, even recorded narrative, to put together a slide show. The combination of your "memories" makes up your timeline. You can then share your timeline with your "tribe", others in your family, or close friends. Keep in mind that since your memories may be personal they are shared only with your tribe, unless you choose to make them public on other sites like Facebook.
In their own words: "LiveOn helps you document and share your life now, while keeping your memories alive and safe for future generations to enjoy. We promise to keep all of the pictures, videos, memories, milestones and information you put on your timeline forever."
In my mind, the most useful aspect of LiveOn is the ability to narrate for someone else who can't do it for themselves. So I could narrate for my baby, who could take over for himself when he grows up...but even better I could narrate for my elderly grandmother, who has SO MANY MEMORIES that will be lost when she passes on. If they were documented in LiveOn, they could be shared with her entire "tribe" which could be her family down to grandchildren and great grandchildren! I think that's a pretty cool idea.
(my grandma is seated, in the middle. that's my dad second on the left in the back, and this is the house I grew up in. my grandpa, on the left in the back, died before I was born.)
I don't think that I am sold on using LiveOn for myself, to document my own memories on my own timeline, because that's really what I use this here blog for, and adding another site to my vast collection isn't all that appealing to me right now. But I really do think it would be fabulous to use for somebody like my grandma, who didn't spend her whole life "online", who has tons of photos and memories and STUFF that could be tied together for future generations to remember her by. I also like the idea of creating a LiveOn account for someone who has passed away, it would be a great way to put photos and memories of them all in one place.
If you decide to check out LiveOn for yourself please let me know what you think. How would you use it?
Hey! Also, LiveOn and the CleverGirls are having a twitter party TODAY (at 3PM EST/noon PST) where you could win prizes including a $500 APPLE GIFT CARD. If you want to join us click here to RSVP.
Thank you again to LiveOn for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about storing and sharing your most special memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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