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PicYou, the 6 year old photo sharing community

As PicPlz shuts down, users are left looking for alternatives and some are turning to PicYou for a familiar feel.

Adios, picplz, hello PicYou

Sharing your photos has never been easier. Today, there are so many options when choosing the right photo-sharing site to use. Most, if not all, of these sites allow you to upload photos, apply a cool filter, and then share it with your friends or with the online community in general. And one of the many great things about using any of these sites is that it’s perfect for both business and personal photos, as you can connect them right to your social media accounts.

Unfortunately, PicPlz, a well-known photo-sharing site is shutting down, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options. A great alternative to PicPlz is PicYou.

Just as with PicPlz and many of its competitors, you can easily upload your photo, make it unique and your own, and then share it. PicYou is fast and it’s free. PicYou is a miniature social networking tool, too. You can browse other users’ photos and you can show your support. Doing so will enable you to make new friends and contacts in the process, expanding your professional and personal networks.

Sharing, making connections across the globe

When you decide you want to explore other photos than your own, you can search recently added photos or the most popular. Either way, you’re bound to make connections with users all across the country, and maybe you’ll receive the photo inspiration you’ve been looking for to take your promotional or social sharing photos to the next level.

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PicYou is based out of San Francisco, and you can sign up with your Twitter or Facebook account. Or, you have the option to download the free iPhone app. According to PicYou’s website, “It makes sending photos to your friends easy and fun. Upload your photos and add a filter to create new and unique enhancements. Best of all, it’s available to anyone and always free.” It seems that PicYou’s simplicity is really its biggest strength.

The personal uses are obvious. But take the opportunity to find productive and valuable ways to enhance the professional side of your life. You could use it to show life behind the scenes in your office or even create a photo network with your clients, customers, and fans. However you decide to use it, PicYou is a great asset to any company.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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