[lug] photo sharing, socializing...
William D. Knoche
bill.knoche at gmail.com
Thu May 1 10:09:40 MDT 2014
Just looking for some suggestions...
I was asked by some friends from college about a setting up restricted
photo sharing and social networking site.
We want to be able for anyone from the group to upload and archive into
"galleries" photos of ours, be able to annotate, tag and search by date,
location, people tagged, etc. as well as have "conversations" about them.
We would like it to be secure for the invited registered members and
perhaps being able to selectively choose to make some things very
private (to a limited subset) or more open.
I have been looking for the components to host this myself.
Certainly there are some choices for "forums", blogging, etc. What is best?
What about the photo sharing part? How to integrate the discussions and
I can certainly just get a subscription to Smugmug or another photo
sharing site though I have no personal experience setting that up for a
(If you have opinions/comments/recommendations on a particularly good
site I would welcome that, too)
But if I were to roll my own...
Has anyone done anything like this? Suggestions/recommendations?
The goal is really more about maintaining control and not being locked
in to a proprietary service/product rather than being free... my time is
actually a limiting factor here and worth something if only to me.
It would be nice to try this out on my own server but be able to migrate
to a hosted service as needed (some aspect of scaling it up). So some
preference for things that are or could be made to run in a cloud or
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