Share Family Stories
Through Digital Storytelling
Sharing is one of the most personal experiences we, as humans, can participate in. We share the food on our tables, our acquired knowledge, our secret dreams, our most treasured memories… and our own unique stories.
Treasured memories and unique stories are what hold us together as a family, and as friend groups. Going through experiences together means we share what the feelings were at the time.
Anyone who experienced trauma or tragedy feels a natural bond with those who shared the experience with them. It can take years to understand shared national experiences like war or natural disasters.
When you have a special story to share with family, a photograph and a few lines on social media just aren't going to do it. The context and importance of the story gets lost on social media.
Have a quick view of my video below. Here I present how I turned a traditional family album into digital storytelling... a family story that I can share with people of my choosing, privately and securely with Ponga.
I've been using Ponga to present my family tree research to my extended family contextualized in pictures. Using such a compelling medium to share what I’ve learned, encourages them to reciprocate and share what they’ve learned.