2009
15
Dec

Your privacy and your data

Posted in: Announcements, General interest

The internet has been in a uproar over the last week with regards to Facebook’s latest changes to the privacy settings (read more about it here and here). When a company as large as Facebook makes such a dramatic change, it causes to a major ripple effect in the industry. We wanted to address this as it applies to Kidmondo.

One of the reasons we founded Kidmondo was that we really couldn’t find a compelling way to chronicle and share news about our kids with family and friends in a safe environment. The privacy of our child’s information is of the utmost importance to us. In fact, that is one of the reasons we do not offer a ‘public’ journal. All our journals are secure and password protected and a user must be invited by the parent to see their child’s journal.

This is a key feature of our service and one we do not intend to change going forward. We realize that when you sign up for a service –especially a service like ours– there is a leap of faith in terms of trust. We just wanted to reiterate that we take your privacy very seriously and that your child’s data is your own. We are only a temporary caretaker. Be safe.

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2009
10
Aug

Staying in touch

Posted in: Announcements, Product news, Tips & tricks

Earlier today the Kidmondo homepage went down an was no longer available for a short period of time. That said, all journals were still accessible if you went to them directly via their custom urls, eg. [name].kidmondo.com. Obviously, with our homepage down, we couldn’t put up any sort of announcement. We were able though, to alert users via Twitter.

We use Twitter a lot, to talk about the service, things that interest us, and general announcements. If you aren’t following us already, I would recommend that you start by following us on http://twitter.com/kidmondo.

If Twitter isn’t your thing, you can also find us on Facebook by visiting http://www.facebook.com/kidmondo.

Hope to see you there!

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2009
05
May

The easiest way to update a journal

Posted in: Announcements, Product news, Tips & tricks

Kidmondo recently launched the ability to email stories and photos directly to your child’s journal from anywhere. If you are out and about, snap and picture and email it from your Blackberry, iPhone or any other smartphone. Each email become Diary posts, while the photos are automatically added to your Gallery.

We have made it incredibly simple, all you have to do:

1. Write an email and attach any photos you would like to upload to the child’s journal. The Subject field of your email will be the title of the post.

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2. If you have multiple journals (you can skip this step if you only have one journal) you will need to identify which journal you want to update by adding the ‘@’ sign followed by your child’s first name at the start of the subject field.

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You can even send the email to more than one journal at the same time by including multiple names in the email.

3. Send the email to: UPDATE @KIDMONDO.COM

All done. It’s that easy! Your child’s Kidmondo journal is now updated.

Sign in and go to your Setting/Email page to learn more about this new feature.

We are really proud of the simplicity of this new feature and how it helps parents on the go.  There is no easier way to keep your child’s journal updated.

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2009
05
May

¡Hola e Ciao da Kidmondo!

Posted in: Announcements, Product news

ciao e hola We are happy to announce that Kidmondo is now available in both Español and Italiano!

You can change you default language on the footer of any page or in your settings page. The language is specific to each user, so don’t worry about confusing your English-speaking friends. We hope to roll-out more languages in the coming months and would love to know which ones you want.

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2009
01
May

It's our Birthday!

Posted in: Announcements

It’s hard to believe that 1 year ago, today Kidmondo was born. The first year has gone by so quickly. Kidmondo has grown so much, made so many new friends and even learned a few things :)

As it’s parents, it has made us very proud and we hope it will continue to grow along with the Kidmondo family. Thanks to everyone who has supported us through this adventure and be prepared for some exciting new features coming soon.

To quote our kids, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDMONDO!”

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2009
16
Apr

What happened?

Posted in: Announcements

As you may have noticed our site has had a little makeover. With spring finally peaking out in New York, we felt it was time to freshen things up a bit.

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2009
26
Mar

Kidbook givaway

Posted in: Announcements

Our friends at The Not so Blog blog are giving away a free Kidbook gift certificate. Pay them a visit for your chance to win!

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2008
16
Nov

Kidmondo Bookstore

Posted in: Announcements

We have added a new children’s bookstore, where you can purchase personalized editions of more than 100 classic children’s books. The personalization entails adding a dedication with text and photo in the front of the book, and for some books, personalizing the back cover. The bookstore is done in partnership with our friends at Sharedbook, who also help to produce one of our favorite books.

Go ahead and check out the bookstore. It makes for a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.

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2008
27
Aug

Introducing the 'Kidbook'

Posted in: Announcements, Product news

We are excited to announce that Kidmondo now offers the ability to turn your online journals into beautifully printed ‘Kidbook’. We have teamed up with Sharedbook –one of the leading online custom publishing platforms– to deliver a high-quality, personalized book that can be create online in just a few clicks.

Now you can have the best of both worlds – a safe and easy way to record their child’s precious moments online and the option to print these memories into a wonderful keepsake to be treasured for years. Learn more about it.

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2008
30
Apr

It's a site!

Posted in: Announcements

Kidmondo.com was born, at 12:18am on May 1, 2008 after an extended labor by all involved. Both the site and it’s founders are doing well. Family and friends have come to visit and sent their well wishes.
We are all excited to see Kidmondo grow.

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