What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Piictu has no moderation of submitted photos, so some may contain mature content such as alcohol, smoking, swear words, or nudity. Anyone can submit a photo, whose caption becomes the title of that stream, such as "the color blue." Anyone else browsing through the streams can see the photos in the stream and submit their own photos to it, or start their own streams. User profiles require an email address and optional photo and name, but there is no chat or contact information shared between users. Parents should talk to kids about what photos are appropriate for sharing. Read our article for tips on helping your kids manage online photos.
Is it any good?
PIICTU builds on the really neat concept of engaging people in dialogue through photos. Several of the streams showcase creative and interesting ideas, like submitting recursive screenshots. However, there are still privacy concerns in terms of what your kids are sharing, and the lack of moderation of the photos means some explicit words and photos are scattered throughout. Finally, some of the functionality is a little frustrating, like not being able to search by keyword or tap directly on a photo if you're viewing a stream in gallery mode. If you're looking for a richer, more sophisticated photo sharing experience, you're probably better off with Flickr. Piictu has an edgier, more directly social feel.