About five years ago, while interviewing the subject of an article for the American-Statesman, I was asked if I thought parents should post photos of their kids online or if it was too big a safety risk.
Facebook existed at the time, but it had yet to become such a mainstream repository of family photos, replacing for many the printed photo album. Instagram had not yet become the Polaroid of the current generation. Smartphones were not yet the primary tool to shoot and store our digital memories. Only a few years before, it was still a new, frowned-upon idea for a blogger to post photos of their kids online and use their real names.
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Find technology news, reviews and more advice about posting family photos online at Omar L. Gallaga’s blog, Digital Savant, at austin360.com/digitalsavant.