Flickr TV?

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Via PSFK, Time Warner is going to offer Flickrish capabilities to its digital cable and Road Runner high-speed internet subscribers.

PhotoShow TV allows users to take their digital photos and video clips to create slide shows, then showing them on the TV screen. Users can even share them publicly with other subscribers over Time Warner’s Video-On-Demand network.

According to Time Warner, “this brings the family photo album to a whole new level.”

Pretty cool. But remember when we dreaded being subjected to a relative’s vacation slide show? “Here’s Aunt Marge with a cactus, here’s Uncle Harold with the cactus and here’s a picture with just the cactus.”

We’ve come a long way. This has much bigger implications as it relates to consumer-generated marketing and how marketers play into a new channel like this. More from Ad Age on the “growing potential of prosumer produced content.” (reg. req.)

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Kevin Dugan is the author of the popular Strategic Public Relations blog. Kevin is Director of Marketing Communications for FRCH Design Worldwide.

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