TORONTO February 4, 2010 Internet personalities are bold, but private videos and pictures can take classic Valentines cards to a whole new rating. In this video example, a hot girl has sent her boyfriend a mashup of personal pictures and videos, with the sultry “unlike the other cards I have made, this one’s set to private.”
The new templates at MashupArts.com help people to not only mix picture and video ecards, but also to search for free content from sites like Flickr and YouTube.
While user generated content has exploded on the net, over the last few years, most people have figured out that certain images are best shared privately. The new Mashup Arts service, which is integrated with Facebook and allows people to carry over their privacy settings and personal Facebook pictures, also allows for a higher privacy level, so cards cannot be reposted or forwarded – a type of condom for the private cards
“The high majority of Mashup Cards made on our site are G-rated, and are made by creative people who have shared their ideas for Birthday Cards, funny video clips, and creatively punked photos” said Shaun MacDonald, CEO of Mashup Arts. While we will take down any offensive Cards that are posted as public, people can do what they like if they keep the “privacy defaults.”