MapSkip makes the world a canvas for our stories and photos.
It is an ancient human instinct to share our life stories with others, as the paintings and hand prints in stone-age caves show.
And many of our stories are about places. Where we fell in love, had the dream vacation, took that great picture or, well, joined the rebellion. And then there are the many other places that anchor our lives - where we live, eat, work and have fun.
MapSkip is currently moving to a completely new technology platform. We hope to reopen with a new design and new features in early 2015.
If you have an account, you can still log in, visit your old stories and also retrieve them as a text archive from your passport page.
To zoom the map you can click on the plus and minus symbols in the top left corner of the map.
Alternatively, you can also zoom the map with a mouse scroll wheel.
Click on the map with your mouse and keep the button pressed. You can drag the map around as long as you don't let go of the button.
To add a new place on the map, click where you would like to put the hand icon.
A small box with a form will appear and you can give the place a name.
You can click any of the hand icons on the map and open the list of stories.
Once the story panel is open, you can click the "Add your own story" link at the bottom to add another story.
When you write your story, simply click the "Add your photos" link at the bottom.
Simply choose a photo from your harddisk and click the "Upload Photo" button.
Explore the rest of the site by clicking on the links above the map.
You can see all stories and photos on the map, check out what other people have been writing and sort everything by year and user ratings.
When you click the headline of a story in the list, you will see the full story.
To send it to a friend, simply click the "Send to a friend" link and enter an email address.