The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.Technology is a great gift, and perhaps one of the best uses of all is keeping families in touch with one another. Unlike the "days of old," we are no longer restricted to writing letters and occasionally enclosing pictures of new babies, weddings, and such. A great use of the World Wide Web is to create a family web site, usually visible only to the members of that family, and then post news, information, and digital pictures of all the new happenings to the site. If you or someone else in your family creates such a family news service, all your family members can post information for all to see. You can also (optionally) restrict access to only family members.
I would suggest this family web site is much better than the annual "newsletter" enclosed in a Christmas card. Not only is it much more frequent (daily if you wish), it also provides an opportunity for two-way dialogs with your siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and everyone else who is granted access to the web site.