The inclusion of personal content has always been a stated goal of Time Warner Cable. As MSOs expand out from cable video subscriptions, to voice and data, photos seemed like an obvious next step. After attempting for many years to provide the storage and access within the home as part of the bundled package, it finally became clear that the users personal content had already made the transition to the cloud.
The main use case centered around viewing images and slide shows of personal photos, or creating a generic slide show of Flickr’s interesting images similar to a screen saver. The end result was a small application that allowed access to the users photostream, the sets they had created online, their favorite images, or the photostream of their contacts.