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$720
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 4 2012 9:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our goal is to produce a website of memories. How often have you wondered who your long lost ancestors were? How many old picture albums have you combed through -- only to wonder more about that person who is responsible for you being here. 

This project will bring a website to us that encourages everyone to go out and interview their loved ones, document it on video, and load to our website to share  now and with future generations. 

As I own a web design and development firm, I either know how or can pull the necessary resources together to complete a highly usable and functional website that users will love. 

The funds would cover:

* User Interface Designer
* Web Graphic Designer
* Front End Markup Developer
* Web Programmer (Ruby on Rails)
* Web and Video Hosting
* Project Manager
* Marketing for first month (we hope it will go viral once people see the benefit)

The idea has been in my head for over a year now. Yes -- it's ironic that I run a web shop but the HUGE problem is we need our resources for paid client work and never have time to work on our own projects. So... I'm going to outsource it and manage that team myself. I did consider doing this on the quick with a WordPress theme but thought it would be better to launch it right the first time.

I've secured a domain and have access to excellent hosting -- I just need some funds to get this thing off the ground. I think it's awesome for baby boomers to share their story, I just wish I had my grandfathers WW II stories preserved. 

My 10 year old daughter says her friends love the idea and would even like to have themselves interviewed. How fun would that be to come see your interview later in life, or better yet, share it with your kids.

Please help My Untold Life grow support and be a joy for generations to come.

Here's a little sample of the type of interviews I'd like to encourage over on Vimeo.

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    You'll receive a tee from us with the message that you helped make My Untold Life possible. You can also be one of the first to contribute a video.

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    We will put your mug and a link to a website of your choice under our "Who Made This Happen" section of the website, along with the t-shirt of course. You can also be one of the first to contribute a video.

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Funding period

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