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My Great World

Brittany, France

MyGreatWorld is a new and free approach to online photo-sharing. It is an attempt to provide an honest view of places in the world by organizing user-submitted photographs of similar locations. The home page starts you off with a clickable map of the world and a random selection of photos. Pick a continent, and you receive basic information about the region of the world, along with related photos, and the opportunity to continue drilling down to a specific location using either the map or text links on the left menu. Above the content, a horizontal search bar acts as a filter to specific topic such as Beach, Culture, or Streetlife.

When you find a photo you enjoy, its dedicated page features the option to rate it, as well as leave a comment, which are both effective ways to help build this new community. A view count advertises the popularity of any given photo, and a fun option is the ability to send the photo as an eCard.

Registering at MyGreatWorld is as simple as picking a username and password. Once you have an account, you are immediately able to start uploading an unlimited number of photos, though there is a maximum width of 900 pixels. Registration also enables you to begin voting on photos, leaving comments, and sending messages to other users. In addition, your profile has a unique URL which can be shared with others.

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