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Want to share memories with your significant other without sharing to your entire social network? Or maybe show videos and photos to your best friend and no one else? Meet Ourspot, a new website that creates a space to share videos, links, notes and memories between you and one other person.
“Most sites on the Internet are egocentric. With Ourspot, we want to make everything relationship centric, focusing on the relationship between two people,” Ourspot founder Sam Yam told VentureBeat in an interview. “Originally the site was designed for romantic couples to be entirely private and share personal intimate details. As we kept building on it, we decided to open it up to everyone.”
Ourspot was originally meant for couples to record their relationship as it grew. In the same way that some people (this writer included) keep boxes of ticket stubs and love notes, Ourspot collects and stores memories, photos, videos and links that have meaning in a relationship. Beyond the romantic aspect, it can be used to share and gather information between any two people: best friends, siblings or colleagues.
Facebook and Google+ give you control over what you share with your friends and followers, but neither are designed to share information with just one other person. Ourspot aims to create a space where memories and relationship details can be shared without the worry of others seeing, perfect for intimate romantic details or secrets between friends.
The website launched Tuesday and is open to anyone. You can connect with your Facebook account and Ourspot will create spots for you and your significant other, as well as your closest Facebook friends. In the coming months Ourspot plans to release an iOS app for sharing pictures and other details on-the-go.
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