Thanksgiving is coming up soon and that means families all over the country will be gathering for food, togetherness, and fun. Some people will travel thousands of miles, while others will stay close to the comforts of home, but everyone will go into the holiday with the same goal — to reflect on the warmth of past family occasions and to create wonderful new memories to bring back to mind later.
In other words, no matter how delicious the food is, the Thanksgiving meal is only a pretext for something much more pleasurable and profound. Although it’s usually the centrepiece of the occasion, the food your family serves up is really just a great way to bring everyone together for a day of love, renewed bonds, and companionship.
Many of us are old enough to remember a time when we were lucky if we could snap a few select photos to commemorate our Thanksgiving holiday. But that all changed as the digital age began to take hold and it became possible to capture so much more of these wonderful family times.
It started with digital cameras and saving photos onto the hard drive. This was a marked improvement, yes, but the preservation of memories reached a sort of critical mass when social media platforms began to dominate the online landscape. Before we knew it, we could share our memories with friends and family all over the world, not just those who were willing to come and watch our computer slide show.
Of course, the progress didn’t stop there. In fact, our ability to show off our photos and share videos online continued to grow as the popularity of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp increased exponentially. A strange thing happened then– these platforms started to become venues where memories were formed, not just recorded or preserved.
To put it another way, the vehicles for preserving our memories became worthy of preservations themselves as relationships began to develop more and more in the online setting. A new need then arose, one that Kumbu can address for you masterfully this Thanksgiving.
Now we need a way to organize, curate, and share these online generated memories. It’s no longer enough just to snap a few live action photos and post them on Facebook or Instagram.
How could it be enough when we have the ability to do so much more these days? We want a way to save Facebook posts and everything associated with them. The same is true of Instagram and any other social media platform. We want to share the posts themselves and the comments that our family and friends might make, mostly because these are now part of our memory’s landscape as well.
We also want to preserve some of the wonderful (and sometimes ridiculous) text message conversations we have with our loved ones before, during, and after the Thanksgiving meal. Additionally, we may want to preserve and post content that’s born on the internet or locked inside of an app. Fortunately, that’s exactly what Kumbu can do.
With the Kumbu Save Button for Chrome, preserving and sharing internet born content is just a click away. This means you can save and share anything from YouTube videos to news clips and GIFs on your personalized Kumbu page. In fact, there’s practically no limit to the sharing options you’ll have with the advanced technology of Kumbu.
Try Kumbu out this Thanksgiving and you’ll see exactly what we mean. You’ll see how easy it is to use and the many ways it can enhance your holiday experience today and bring it back to mind with just as much meaning in the future.