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Hi Ken,

I have about 15 years IT experience.  Strong Linux and UNIX background.  I am very silo'd in my work though so don't know about all technology anymore.

I was at a memorial and lots of people took pictures and were able to reconnect after many years.  My stepmom asked me to host up some memorial site giving people ability to upload their pictures to share among each other and discuss and keep in touch.

Sounded like something may already exist out there.  I don't mind paying a monthly fee if I can spin this up quickly.  I've built lots of opensource things in years past that are similar but not sure what is the way to go.  Your expertise is much appreciated!  Thanks

Hi Aaron -

For a project like that, I'd lean toward one of the social media offerings like Facebook, Google+, or Pinterest.  They're already setup for sharing media and you'll be able to converse with all who contribute.

Barring that, you could set up a site on - but it's a bit more complicated.

Hope this helps - Ken

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I've been developing websites for almost 20 years. If you have questions like these, I can help! Should I try this myself or hire a professional? What tools do I need? How do I sell products online? How do I make money with my website? Can I create a website without buying expensive software? How do I design a website FAST? How do I market my website? Is a BLOG a website? How do I put video on my website? What is website hosting? When will search engines find my website? OK, I've found a site I like - but now what? Can I make my website a subscription site?


I have over 20 years of practical experience with web-related issues, and some military computer training. I've worked for a computer manufacturer, and own a small technology company specializing in web-design, hosting, and internet media production. I am the webmaster of several sites, and e-newsletter editor for Rotary District 6760 which is comprised of 65 clubs throughout middle Tennessee.

I'd like to say a diploma from a revered educational facility hangs on my wall, and perhaps someday it will. In reality, everything I know has been self-taught, much of it done so in the hallowed halls of that venerable institution called "The School of Hard Knocks". (I have taken courses at a local community college, and received military computer programming training as well.)

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