Posts Tagged ‘comments’

22-Year-Old’s Kim & Kanye Wedding Photo Shatters Instagram’s Most-Liked Record

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Chances are good many of our readers couldn’t care less about a wedding photo from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, or even what the most popular photo on the photo sharing service Instagram is. But the story behind the photo that claims both of those titles is actually pretty interesting. Read more…

Instagram Launches First Ad, Users Not Happy, Trolls Have a Field Day

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Let’s be honest, we all saw this one coming. Ever since Instagram first announced that ads would soon be appearing in US users’ feeds, we’ve known that the official launch would be met with a less than enthusiastic response. Now that the first ad has gone live, it seems we struck this nail on its head. Read more…

Facebook Rolls Out Update, Allows Users to Insert Photos into Comments

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Some estimates suggest that there are somewhere in the vicinity of 208,300 photos uploaded to Facebook every day. Of those, exactly zero are uploaded as part of comment threads. Up until now, Facebook users fond of replying to their friends statuses with photos were forced to insert a link. The newest update out of the Facebook camp suggests that this will no longer be an issue. Read more…

Marissa Mayer Sorry for “Misstatement” on Professional Photographers

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer found herself in the spotlight earlier this week following a controversial statement made at Flickr’s NYC press event regarding pro photographers:

There’s no such thing as Flickr Pro today because [with so many people taking photographs] there’s really no such thing as professional photographers anymore.

Photographer Zack Arias took offense to the comment, and before long, a number of publications picked up the story, sparking discussion and debate on the matter. Some users even took to Mayer’s Flickr page to voice their opinions. Read more…

How Much is a Like, Comment or Follower on Instagram Worth to You?

If the concept of spending real money on a like, comment or follower on Instagram seems downright strange to you, then join the club. But a couple of new websites seem to be capitalizing on people who are willing to do just that. Both Buy Instagram Followers and Buy Instagram Likes sell packages of tens, hundreds and even thousands of likes, comments, and followers that desperate seekers of Instagram popularity can purchase given they’ve got enough dough to spend. Read more…

Remember There Are Real People on the Other Side of Those Pixels

When viewing other people’s photographs online, more often than not there’s a way to comment and share your thoughts. While photo-sharing sites seem to have nicer commenters than a site like YouTube, there are still plenty of people who seem intent on putting people down and filling the Interwebs with vitriol. If that’s you, then here’s a video you definitely need to see.

It’s an excerpt from the same book as another awesome video we shared a while back, “What’s obvious to you may be amazing to others.”

(via Reddit)

Photoshopped BP Helicopter Photo Becomes Internet Meme

This past week, BP has received a lot of  attention for its release of “official” images that later turned out to be very poorly photoshopped. So far, three badly altered photos have been called out. Aside from the inevitable backlash and disappointment from the public, the photo has taken on a life of its own as an internet meme. People have been adapting their own versions of the helicopter scene, replete with geek jokes and bizarre photoshopping. Here’s one amusing example: Read more…

Open Thread for PetaPixel Feedback

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Wow. I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since PetaPixel was started back on May 14th. Things have gotten pretty exciting since then, both here on this blog and with our Twitter account.

This is an open thread for you to comment on whatever you’d like. I’ll be reading each and every comment left on this thread.

Have any questions or suggestions about PetaPixel? Ask and I’ll answer them.

Want to promote your own blog, photoblog, or website? Go ahead!

How are you enjoying our twitter updates? Should we post more frequently? Less? Have anything you’d like us to link to?

I would also really appreciate it if you suggest some popular photographers or photobloggers for us to interview. We’re always on the lookout for new faces.

Finally, if there’s any article you would love to see on PetaPixel, please suggest these as well. You can even just comment the titles of articles you would like to see.

That’s all. Eager to see how this open thread experiment goes. Looking forward to hearing from you!