Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Twitter Now Lets You Post and Play Your Animated GIFs on Web, Android and iOS

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Twitter beat Facebook to the animated GIF punch *insert punching GIF here*, announcing earlier today that the often-animated file format is now fully supported through Twitter’s web, Android and iOS clients. Read more…

Facebook’s Snapchat Competitor Slingshot Goes Live, Some Reciprocation Required

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After leaking ahead of time for the whole world to see, Facebook yesterday officially released Slingshot: its second attempt at a Snapchat competitor that adds an interesting twist to the ephemeral message dynamic. Read more…

Urbex Photographer Threatened with a 15K Euro Fine and Jail Time After Run In With Authorities

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The dangers of urban exploration photography are well-known. However, despite this danger, it’s not often we hear of any big names in Urbex photography having major accidents or run-ins with the law. That changed a bit this week when a photographer who goes by the pseudonym The Other Side shared the story of how he was threatened with serious legal consequences for photographing a partially abandoned French factory. Read more…

Facebook Snapchat Competitor ‘Slingshot’ Appears then Disappears from App Store

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Known for its clever combination of selfies, text and scribbles, the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat has become a hit. So, it’s no surprise that social media giant Facebook is interested in taking a bite out of the ephemeral messaging market.

The company has even gone so far as to reportedly offer $3 billion for Snapchat at one point. But, rather than continuing to try and buy out Snapchat, Facebook has now decided to create its own competitor, an app that existed only as a rumor until yesterday. Read more…

Flickr to Drop Google and Facebook Login Options at the End of this Month

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Earlier this year, Yahoo! announced plans to wean off the Google and Facebook-based logins for its services. The first victim was their sports service platform, and at the end of this month it’s Flickr’s turn. Read more…

Facebook Photos Employee Posts Step-by-Step Instructions for Stealing Grad Photos

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It takes about 13 steps (give or take a step) to steal a graduation proof off of the Grad Images website and remove the watermark in Photoshop, but it only takes one step to get everybody in the photo community to hate you: post those 13 steps online in a cheeky blog post about “freeing” your grad photos.

Which brings us to Jesse Chen, a software engineer, graduate of UC Berkley and member of the Facebook Photos team who saw nothing wrong with posting detailed photo theft instructions on his blog for his fellow graduates. Read more…

Facebook Clears Terry Richardson’s Name, He Did Not Offer a Photo Shoot for Sex

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Last week, Terry Richardson found himself at the center of yet another controversy when model Emma Appleton tweeted a screenshot that showed a crude message allegedly from Richardson himself. Whoever sent that message offered to exchange a Vogue shoot for sex, but it turns out that person wasn’t Terry Richardson. Read more…

Hey Photographers! Facebook Changed Again (and this time, they want you to pay)

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It’s happened. Facebook, aka the free marketing platform we have come to know and love, now wants businesses and organizations to pay to engage with their own fans and followers. If you’ve noticed your reach and “likes” declining lately, you’re not alone. Read more…

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…