Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade

Update: Mr. Hamilton has gotten in touch with us to tell his side of the story, filling in some of the missing pieces that help explain his actions. Read the full update at the bottom.


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Think before you post. This should be the message greeting all of us when we open up our social network of choice. Before we get a chance to do anything else, a big bold ALL CAPS message reminding us that our social media comments have consequences should appear front and center.

Maybe if they had, Australian photographer Mark Hamilton wouldn’t be embarrassed, apologizing for a Facebook tirade in which he threatened to release racy photos of a model because she had ‘liked’ a post that insulted him. Read more…

Facebook to Brides: Why Have One Photog When You Can Have a Hundred?

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Dear Facebook,

I saw a video you posted a short while ago regarding wedding photography. You know the one: a 21-second long video containing a montage of wedding snapshots. At the end of the video, you zoom out to show that all those images were on a Facebook user’s wall and the user was so thrilled that she updated her status with “Thanks everyone! Amazing pics!”

I was okay with it up until that point. After all, everyone attends weddings and we all tend to take snapshots and share them on Facebook. Nothing wrong with that. But then, you included something at the end of the video that surprised me. You wrote the words: “Why have ONE photographer when you can have a hundred?”

And then you added that cute little blue thumbs-up icon, you know, just to “like” it further. Read more…

Facebook is Letting You Edit Your Personal ‘Look Back’ Videos to Make Them Better

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The nostalgic ‘Look Back’ videos that Facebook offered to automatically create for anybody and everybody as part of the company’s 10th anniversary celebrations were a much bigger hit than they expected. The thing is, not everyone’s was as awesome as they might have hoped. And so, Facebook is now letting you edit yours until it’s perfect.

The new editor can be found at this link, and it will allow people to swap out images and status updates so that we can do… well… what we always do on Facebook: put our best foot forward.

The content pool you have to choose from isn’t bottomless. In fact, it’s fairly limited when compared with everything you’ve ever uploaded or said through Facebook’s servers. But a bit of customization can go a long way if Facebook didn’t quite nail the image you wanted portrayed in your Look Back vid.

Photographers Upset at Wedding Blog for Offering Paid Facebook and Pinterest Posts

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The popular wedding blog The Wedding Chicks has become the focus of much of the photo community’s ire today after an article on the popular photography blog Fstoppers brought attention to one of their business practices. Namely: that they offer “social media packages” in which photographers can pay the blog to have their work featured on the Wedding Chicks Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter. Read more…

Facebook Takes Us Behind the Scenes with Humans of New York for 10th Anniversary

We never get sick of going behind the scenes with Brandon Stanton and Humans of New York, probably because we never tire of hearing Stanton’s story. An amateur photographer who moved to New York in 2010 with two suitcases and a goal has somehow managed to start a movement that has attracted millions of followers, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, and spawned many a Humans of _____ copycat.

At 2.8 million followers, HONY is one of the most successful pages on Facebook’s massive network, and so Facebook chose it as one of the 10 ‘stories’ they would tell for the site’s 10th Anniversary. Read more…

Facebook Celebrates Tenth Anniversary by Making You a Personal ‘Look Back’ Video

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Facebook turned 10 years old today, and the social network is trying its best to get you misty eyed in celebration. If you head over to this link, Facebook will create a personalized video that takes you on a journey from the moment you first joined until today. Read more…

I’ll Take 1,000 Facebook Fans for $49.99

Editor’s Note: After the piece was published, we were made aware of a deal WeSellLikes is running that gives away 1,000 likes to anybody who writes about their website. We wanted to make it clear that we did not know about this deal nor do we have any intention of taking them up on their offer… although the irony did make us chuckle.

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I had a really great Christmas.

I asked Santa for several things, among which were pink slippers, pajamas with the bear from the movie “Ted” on them, a new cell phone case made out of big fake pearls, and a mini-vacuum to suck up all the sunflower seeds that accumulate around my desk while I work. Yes, I am a seeder.

I was a reasonably good girl this past year. I suppose it all depends on one’s definition of “good,” but I always did my best and tried to stand up for what was right in the world and only got heavily intoxicated a few times and paid for the person behind me in line at Starbucks as much as possible, so all in all, I figured I was on the “Nice List.” Read more…

Photographers Banding Together to Help Down-and-Out Colleague

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Photographers around the country are banding together to figure out the best way to help out a once-prominent photojournalist who has ended up homeless and panhandling on the streets of Manhattan. Read more…

Hunting Show Host Under Fire for Posting Lion Trophy Photos to Facebook

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The host of a Minnesota-based hunting show recently found herself in hot water with animal lovers everywhere after she posted a photo of herself posing with a lion she had just killed to her Facebook. Read more…

Snapchat Supposedly Turned Down a $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook

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When Facebook spent the staggering amount of $1 billion on the Instagram acquisition, people the world over thought they were crazy for throwing that kind of money on an app that, at the time, hadn’t generated any revenue.

Well, that acquisition turned out pretty well for CEO Zuckerberg, who has since allegedly turned his sights on Snapchat, only to have an even more ludicrous offer spurned. How much more ludicrous, you ask? Apparently, Snapchat recently turned down a $3 billion offer from the social media giant. Read more…