Photobucket Introduces Group Albums
TechCrunch has a post out on a new feature by Photobucket which will allow “groups” of people the ability to share photos in an album. People can then password protect these albums.
The new service reportedly goes live on Wednesday morning.
I’m not exactly sure how this will work but I do think that there is potentially a great market for the company who can finally get group sharing right.
Lots of people belong to various organizations where they do not want to publicly share photos with the world. Think your kids kindergarten class, your high school reunion, your church, your fraternity, etc.
These organizations are well suited for photography but sharing group photos has never been easy. The biggest problem is that most sites require all of the group members to join a site in order to access a password protected area on that site.
What is probably needed is a site where only one person has to join the site and that person can then send out an email invitation with a simple link which will get anyone else (even non members from that site) into the group album for viewing and uploading.