|Type of site||Social network service with a focus on Genealogy and Biography|
|Created by||Web Biographies, LLC|
|Industry||Genealogy, Biography, Social networking services|
|Headquarters||Denver, Colorado, USA|
|Key people||Scott Purcell, founder and President|
"Like a lot of people, growing up I sat around the kitchen table hearing stories about great aunts and great-great-grandfathers, and very little of it is written down... A couple of years ago I thought, let's write it down on the Internet. But all the tools out there were genealogy stuff, for making family trees.
My partner and I were playing around on MySpace and were very impressed by what they were doing. But MySpace is used mainly by young people and to be honest, it's a bit of a chaotic mess. We said, "There should be a MySpace for grownups. Let's do it.'"
The family tree utility can continue ad infinitum. For instance, if you've traced your family lineage to the Fifteenth Century, WebBiographies' family tree utility can accommodate it. Each family member or ancestor added to the family tree is instantly assigned a free account, so that users can upload pictures and stories about him or her without sacrificing the user's own storage space.
WebBiographies is also working on GEDCOM compliance for their online family tree, and users who have resources using this file standard will be able to upload that information to their family tree.
Social networking features
WebBiographies' genealogy and biography/memoir utilities are combined with Web 2.0 features such as the ability to connect one's web biography with friends and family and "comment" on journal entries.
Online privacy protection features are also offered to users of the service. Users may choose to have their blogs, scrapbooks, biographies, or family histories displayed publicly or password-protected and locked from view by all except those whom the user chooses. There are three levels of password protection options.
Digital photos, digital video, and .mp3s may be shared and/or stored along with users' biography pages. Users can "connect" to one another's biographies, to stay abreast of new journals and photos as they are posted.
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- spot on Roots Television
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