I first met Geoff Hamrick and George Junginger at SXSW 2010 at one of the panels. They had an idea to make photo books social and had launched a beta version of Group Story, which allows friends to make photo books using all of their photos.
For example, when I went to the World Cup last June, all three members of our group took photos. I used Group Story to upload all of our photos and choose the best pictures, whether I had taken them or not (mostly I hadn’t). I’m also starting a Group Story for Startup Chile and inviting all of the 25 participants to upload their photos so we can all create our own photo albums using what we believe are the best pictures. Group Story is ideal for any large group that takes photos of the same event.
I think Group Story has found a cool niche. You could create a photo book for all of your family from past Thanksgiving or holiday celebrations and it would make a great gift. I have photos from my family celebrations, but it would be cool to have all of my Aunts and Uncles’ photos available to share as well. Check em out and let me know what you think.