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Share digital moments privately with Burst

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Have you ever taken a picture or a video that you would love to share with one friend, your husband, or just your family but realized social media meant sharing it with a larger group of people than you ever wanted?

The day has come when you can control what you share, when you share it, and with whom you share it.

Meet Burst, the company who gives you the ability to share private memories the way they were meant to be shared. Now you are in complete control of your memories!

I take a lot of pictures since I am a photographer and enjoy sharing them with others, but sometimes I just want to share it with a select group of people.

With a quick click sending a picture or video to approved individuals was super easy and fast. The recipient does not even need to have the Burst application installed. Simply send the images through email and they can view the media files without registering. This means no passwords to forget or user names to remember. There is also an option to notify the recipient through a text message that new media is ready to view.

Simple. Easy. Fun.

Here is the best part. They offer an unlimited data plan. Unfortunately for them, they had no idea what they were offering me because I recently fell in love with video just as much as I do photography. Now I do not have to worry about how much I take or who I share it with. Burst takes care of everything for me.

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There are so many uses for Burst!

Imagine the moment when your little one takes his first steps but the house is torn apart by rambunctious children and he is only wearing a diaper. Not exactly a Kodak moment by any means, but with Burst that moment can be captured and shared with the people who matter in your life.

Nine months after carefully taking care of the baby inside the womb leads to so many rapid fire decisions that come like a bull in a China shop for first time parents who are unsure of how secure it is to share images of their newborn child. It can be a scary and frightening situation in an unknown world for some. A friend recently asked my opinion on how best to share pictures privately and securely for a situation just like this. My top recommendation was Burst.

There are times when I get sick. The kind of sick where no one needs to see me, not even the UPS delivery person kind of sick. On those days I shy away from the camera, but life continues on and my children want to capture those moments too. Snuggling together as a family in those unguarded moments are some of the most precious times.

Easter was when Burst finally came full circle for me because my six year old son had been sick from the previous day. He wasn’t quite feeling like his normal self. I did take one picture and post it on Facebook and Twitter, but he just didn’t look like himself. Then I realized that I could still share the memories with others while protecting him looking less than his best. Pictures and video were recorded and with a simple press of a button, sending those memories off to the ones I wanted was done.

When you are ready to send your digital moment, a few seconds later the “You’ve Got Mail” kind of moment happens with a message that a Burst was shared with you.

Email indicating new Burst received with photo or video to view

The privacy setting is wonderful. Let’s say you send your video or picture to your aunt, your mother, and your cousin’s sister who really doesn’t want to talk with your aunt or your mother. No need to start World War III. Just click closed on the privacy setting and they won’t see each other listed on the email you send.  Simply choose open if you want all receipients to see who received the message.

Every single photo and video taken on Easter was automatically tagged since the holiday was in my mobile calendar, but the option was still there to modify the tags to something more fitting. This helps search stored Bursts in an easy and logical way.

Pictures and video can also be imported into Burst, which means all those images you have been waiting to share in a secure manner are now ready for you.

Unlike most photo and video sharing sites, Burst does not reserve the right to use or keep your images for our own purposes. ~

Burst is available in the iTunes app store and in the Android app store.

On a personal note, I had no idea when I attended SheStreams that sitting in my inbox was the invitation to join and the very next day I would meet Tracy Walsh Deforge. We were simply chatting for awhile, as women tend to do, before I learned she was the Founder of Burst. Not only is it amazing to have an opportunity to review a product but also the opportunity to talk with the Founder directly! The only thing that would have made it sweeter was remembering to take a picture with her. Next time!

It has been so much fun using Burst with my husband and friends. How about you? Have you tried Burst yet? Keep reading for some great news for you! But first watch my video of Burst!

Now onto the giveaway!

I am bursting (get it?) with excitement for you! Burst is giving away a free lifetime storage plan, valued at approximately $60 per year to one of my readers. That means you!

The giveaway has ended. The winner is Maureen.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: (aka the fine print, which is also listed on the Rafflecopter widget above) Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 12:01 am EST on May 1, 2012. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $60 per year for the lifetime storage plan. Mandatory entry is a blog post comment. Additional entries will be disqualified if you do not leave a comment. Winner will drawn by from all verified entries, contacted by email, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 72 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. Choosing Love is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to Choosing Love, not to Facebook. Prize is provided directly from to the winner and Choosing Love is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail or email. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

3 thoughts on “Share digital moments privately with Burst

  • April 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Love this! I’m with my hubby all day every day as we work together so I always love to send him a quick I Love You, But its only on Facebook or Text… Love that I can add another option now! 🙂

  • April 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I can imagine they didn’t know what they were getting when they sent you an invite! I love that it is unlimited and that you can control who you share with! Safety first, and there are some things you just don’t want to share with everyone!!! Perfect to share with just family or with special groups like bloggers or quilters or even everyone on the sports team! Glad it has an iTunes app and an android app, hope that means it will work with my Kindle Fire!


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