5 Social Media Video Challenges You’ll Want to Try with the Family

video challengesRemember back in the good old days when we would have family game nights where we would all get together for a memorable game of Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit? While board games are still around, our loved ones spend far more time on social media sharing pictures and videos. So, why not meet your family where they are and have fun along the way?

 

We pulled together a list of some fun social media video challenges you’ll want to try with the family. Some are silly, goofy, or downright funny, but the creation of the video will help preserve those memories of fun shared with your loved ones. Check it out:

 

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“How to keep your old videos, music, and photos safe forever”

Francis Navarro, at Komando.com shares many smart and innovative tips for preserving your invaluable media. Follow along as Francis explains why you must digitally preserve all those special memories.


We all know by now that technology always marches on and media formats always come and go. If you’re like me, you probably have a whole library of old cassette tapes, vinyl records, photographs, slides, film and Polaroid snapshots gathering dust somewhere.



MAIL-IN PHOTO SERVICE (excerpt from KimKomando.com)

 

If you’re not very mobile then mailing your photos to a service that operates online may be a better option. You can send your photos or slides to services iMemories, ScanMyPhotos and FotoBridge; they mail you a DVD with all of your images and they return the original photos too.


iMemories is running a limited time offer that charges 49 cents per slide or photo. ScanMyPhotos has a prepaid box option; you pay a flat rate of $145 to digitize a box of photos and $196 for a box of slides. The box is 11″ x 8.5″ x 5.5″ and it can hold about 1,800 photos or 450 slides. FotoBridge has several different price points for packages that start at 250 photos or slides and goes all the way up to 10,000 photos or slides. It’s $99.95 to digitize 500 photos and $189.95 for 500 slides.


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5 Photo Challenges You’ll Want to Participate in on Social Media

photo challengesSocial media has changed the way in which we share and take pictures. Facebook personally ushered in the rise of the selfie while Instagram made food photography an everyday occurrence. These days, we’re so used to seeing our friends and loved ones share pictures and posts that it’s fun to step outside our comfort zones and participate in some photo challenges.

 

The following list includes five fun photo challenges you’ll want to try out. Some have been around forever and a few are currently trending. Check it out.



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Parenting Bytes Podcast: Preserving Photos From Disasters

Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith hosts the widely popular Parenting Bytes, talk about how to preserve your photos in case of a disaster, including a conversation with ScanMyPhotos.com’s CEO Mitch Goldstone.

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The popular Parenting Bytes is featured on the CBS play.it network as a weekly podcast all about raising the digital generation. From apps and gadgets to screen time, and other digital dilemmas, they tackle all the issues that parents are facing while raising Generation Z. Each weekly episode is available on their website, Facebook page, and on iTunes.



Background: From digital dilemmas like managing screen time to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun) family tech expert and host Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith, mom blogger Amy Oztan and guest parenting bloggers, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the digital age. Join them every week on Parenting Bytes where they will discuss the latest tech, gadgets, apps and issues around raising the digital generation – and maybe even learn something even your digital kid didn’t know!


Click here to listen and learn “How To Preserve Your Photos In Case Of Disaster”


Andrea, Amy and Rebecca at Parenting Bytes

 

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Want to Remember a Moment Forever? Science Says Do This

momentWhat’s your very first memory? Was it a birthday party? An image of a smiling loved one playing with your toys? Or maybe it was a funny moment where the particulars are hazy but you do remember laughing so much it hurt.

 

Chances are that most of our earliest memories are based on a photo. The pictures serve as a sort of trigger that, upon seeing them, a flood of memories and emotions from that moment are released. With one look at a picture, we can relive the joy, love, and contentment we experienced all those years ago.

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