SECAUCUS, NJ—Wondering aloud how the father of three even managed to find the online image-hosting service, family members of local dad Phil Yates told reporters Monday the 57-year-old had shared a photo album with them through a never-before-seen website. “I got this weird email saying that Dad wanted to share some photos with me on his ‘PicLinks photo desk,’ and the link took me to this site I’ve never heard of at all,” said daughter Katherine Yates, 23, adding that she was forced to sign up for something called a PicLinks “PixelClub Account” and opt in to the PicLinks photo tips mailing list to view her father’s pictures of a recent gathering at their Uncle Steve’s rented beach house. “The site had a bunch of these pop-up offers for creating a personalized photo book, and then after looking at a few pictures, I got a notification saying the free space on my photo desk was running low, and it said the only way to view any more photos was to join PicLinks Pro. Why did Dad even pick this site?” At press time, Katherine Yates was reportedly struggling to make sense of a page on the PicLinks site prompting her to rate the photo album by either clicking on the icon of an orange clipart camera with its shutter open or a purple one with its shutter closed.
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