Flock To Me

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It seems like every time I go to an event, all the photos of my group end up split up across 4+ people’s phones. It’s either a chore to have my friends tag, email or text them to the group or more likely, none of them see the light of day. Until now.

The guys behind Bump have developed a new app that’s designed to fix this common dilemma. Flock collects photos from you and friends you were with into privately shared albums. As TechCrunch noted, “Flock for iOS combines brilliant social design with the underutilized photo location API to simplify sharing. Instead of clumsily selecting privacy settings, it suggests you share with any of your Facebook friends who use Flock and also took photos at the same time and place.”

There are several great things about this app. First, it enables you to take photos and deal with them later. Unlike Facebook or Instagram, you take the photo, continue enjoying whatever you’re doing and then you receive a push notification reminder to share your photos after you’ve left the geo-fenced location. Additionally, it shifts the photo sharing process from selection to omission, because it automatically selects all your photos from an event and then you can unselect the ones that you don’t want to share. Finally, this could (potentially) put an end to all those irrelevant photo albums of random trips taken by people you barely remember from high school that constantly fill your news feed on Facebook. Now they can just share the albums on Flock with a few select people who were actually on the trip and want to see the photos.

In today’s world of digital sharing (and over-sharing), we could all benefit from a bit of a bit of moderation and it seems like Flock is starting to head us in the right direction…

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Written by Peter McCutcheon
Peter McCutcheon

August 2nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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