Sharing Is (Still) Hard
My dad had a simple request. He just took a trip, and wants to share photos. Crazy, right? The 200 photos totaling 1.6GB was “too much for flickr”, so he wants to host off of a subdomain of kirigin.com. No problem, just get me the photos.
The problems start. Me:
The simplest way to do that is to share a dropbox folder with me.
- Make a folder in your dropbox
- put the photos there
- Find the folder in Dropbox.com, and share the link
OK, but how do I do that?
These interfaces are not obvious to most people. If you’re reading this, you’re probably in a bubble, doing things with technology that most people couldn’t. Keep in mind that this guy had a computer at work for 30 years. You don’t forecast the value of an oil field 50 years into the future with a slide rule.
He managed to create a Dropbox account and put his photos in it. Now I need to explain how to get them to me. I...
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