Preserve Your Memories with LiveOn

There’s a new memory preservation site, LiveOn, and I think you should know about it! As a blogger, it’s probably no surprise that I really value memory keeping and photographs. I used to be an avid scrapbooker (and still LOVE it), but in recent years blogging has seemed to take it’s place.

So, when asked by Clever Girls Collective to review the new site, I jumped at the opportunity! Here’s a little video to give you a feel for what LiveOn is all about! LiveOn Explained from Jonathan Whistman on Vimeo.

With LiveOn, you can create memories and add them to your timeline. Here’s what a sample timeline looks like:In addition to being able to share all of this with your chosen tribe, I LOVE that you can add things like music, video, and your own voice recording–something that can’t be done in a scrapbook and I rarely do in a family blog post! In addition to visual memories like that, you (and your tribe) can answer questions on a whole variety of topics! This would be great for posterity and really spark some interesting insights into families.

What I love:

1. The concept. The idea of having a place to share memories like this & potentially interact for a family is amazing.

2. The ability to add voice recordings! Such a special feature.

3. You can send “time capsules” to family, friends or yourself to receive at a later date. Cool!

4. It’s FREE! From what I’ve seen so far, the standard account provides a pretty decent amount of time & space–for free (you can upgrade for a fee).

5. They claim that it’s forever! “We promise to safeguard your Memories forever. Not 10 years, or 100 years, or “as long as we’re in business”. But forever. Even as media storage formats change through the years. No matter what, your Memories are 100% safe and 100% private

Concerns:

1. For me, this wouldn’t replace blogging or paper scrapbooking. But, it does seem like a great photo-storing site.

2. It could have just been my computer at the time, but I found the photo upload time to take quite awhile. For good quality, I can understand why that might be the case. But certainly, if you were uploading 100s of photos from a family vacation, I can’t imagine how long the upload would take.

3. I think the tribe feature is awesome, but to make it work, you need your friends & family to “buy-into” it. We have numerous family members who I know wouldn’t spend the time to do it, so I don’t know how that would play out.

LiveOn is a new service & they are working out the kinks. But, I think the concept is great and it’s free! So, I definitely think it’s worth taking a look at! And, they have an additional service to try for preserving old, “non-digital” memories: LiveOn Rewind. Here’s a bit about it from the site: “At LiveOn Rewind, we offer high-speed, high-resolution results while at the same time treating your memories with the same delicacy and care as we would our own. As Preservation Specialists, we are specially trained in the art of photo scanning and video conversion. All of your keepsakes are treated with white-glove service and the highest level of care. Whether you want to digitize your photos, transfer VHS to DVD or restore fading keepsakes, we’ll return your memories looking better than ever before!”

If you’d like to try it, here is a 30% off coupon code for LiveOn Rewind: HOLIDAYREWIND

Disclosure: Thank you to LiveOn for sponsoring this blog post. Please visit LiveOn to learn more about sharing and preserving your most important memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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