From the Wires
Family iBoard Donates Private Social Networking and Scrapbooking App To Hurricane Sandy Victims
By: Business Wire
Dec. 19, 2012 11:09 AM
Family iBoard, a private social network specifically created for families to safely share their daily lives and preserve family legacy, is being offered free to victims of Hurricane Sandy so they can begin to reconnect and rebuild precious family memories, stories and keepsakes.
“I’m a New Yorker, grew up on Long Island in a large Italian family, and now live and work in New Jersey,” said Christopher Gentile, CEO of iBoard and creator of the Family iBoard. “I was lucky. Damages to my house property were minimal. But many others were not so lucky. I can’t imagine how devastating it must be to lose irreplaceable photos and other keepsakes, reminders of precious stories and family history.”
Unlike Facebook or other public social networks, the Family iBoard allows only authorized family members to view, download, or print photos, calendars, private email, and keepsakes. In addition, the complete life history of every family member, including photos, keepsakes and milestones can be displayed in the Family iBoard’s unique interactive LifePath® timeline.
Most importantly, Family iBoard can prevent the loss of one’s family legacy from ever happening again. Content posted to the Family iBoard is safely “locked” in a cloud-based digital vault, allowing access to family history for future generations.
From now through 2013, families affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Tri-State Region (up to 10 people per family) can use Family iBoard to help rebuild and reconnect to their legacy (a $92 value) at no charge simply by visiting familyiboard.com/sandy. Also, Family iBoard has set up a special toll free number – 888-742-6273 ext. 25-- that is available to any individual or family needing live assistance chronicling their family photos, rebuilding family albums, recording stories or creating individual family member LifePath timelines.
“The recording of our children’s lives, and the documentation of our own legacy, are among the most important things in our lives,” said Gentile. “We’re glad Family iBoard is able to play a role in helping families to easily and securely create and protect their memories and history for generations to come.”
iBoard Inc. desktop and mobile applications represent a next generation social networking platform, bringing true privacy and security for both users and data while delivering custom features and functionality to meet each specific market and client needs. iBoard® products include proprietary and patent pending technologies that improve user functionality, interaction and customization, while maintaining high levels of security and privacy.
The iBoard array of applications includes Custom iBoards® which are designed and licensed for business, organizational and consumer use. Business to Business iBoards® have been utilized by Lexus, Ameriprise Financial, Country Music Television and others for communication, content distribution, training, production and creative. Consumer iBoards® have been utilized for ongoing B2C communication by companies, such as MTV Networks, Cablevision, DirecTV, Best Buy, Comcast, and Bell South, to deliver and distribute exclusive content to promote viewership and the acquisition of new products.
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