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10 Technologies that Bring the Family Closer


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e-Videos
A video starring your family is the best kind of movie.
A video starring your family is the best kind of movie.
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With YouTube, Ustream, Yahoo! Video and countless other video-sharing sites, it seems like no one can get away with an embarrassing act without having it posted online for the world to see.

But the Internet isn't all funny cats and red-faced moments; these sites can also allow long-distance family members to see everything from your baby's first steps to their granddaughter's distant "I do." Many video-sharing sites allow you to protect videos with passwords, so you don't have to worry about weirdos trolling your private family collection. Of course, posting your son's high school graduation online won't make anybody forget about that cringe-worthy old video of you, but it'll get your family and friends talking about (and watching) something else.