Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Fake Picture of Trayvon Martin Protests Being Spread on the Web

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters angry over the verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial swarmed San Francisco streets this weekend in numbers huge enough to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge.

At least that’s what happened in the world of social media, where a photo (above) of a pedestrian-filled 1987 celebration of the iconic bridge’s 50th anniversary circulated on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and their ilk posing as evidence of mass San Francisco reaction to Zimmerman’s acquittal.
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Personally Branded Product Photos Take a Swipe at the Selfie Generation

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If you live in New York City, one of these days you might just stumble upon a bottle of Aunt JeMichael instead of Aunt Jemima while shopping for syrup in the supermarket. No, it’s not a strange off-brand that somehow got mixed in with the big-name stuff, it’s part of advertising and fine art photographer Mike Mellia’s Self-Absorbed series. Read more…

Nikon Facebook App Encourages Friendly Competition With Fellow Photogs

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We received a new press release out of the Nikon camp this morning, and although it didn’t announce any fresh cameras or lenses, it was eager to share a different creation with us: My Nikon World. My Nikon World is a brand new Facebook app that seeks to “Challenge photographers to shoot, share and learn,” mostly through friendly competition. Read more…

Microsoft Kills Flickr and Facebook Photo Integration in Windows 8.1

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When Windows Phone and Windows 8 came out, Microsoft was eager to point out that the photos app on both systems was built to pull in photos from social networks and sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr automatically. The Windows 8.1 update, however, is scrapping integration from both of those sources, in addition to dropping support for network storage. Read more…

Beware of Fruit: Instagram Experiences a Massive Fruit Diet Spam Attack

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It was only a matter of time until spammers got ahold of Instagram, and yesterday it finally happened. Even though the Facebook-owned company hasn’t yet made any moves into advertising, you may have noticed an awful lot of pictures of fruit on your feed this weekend.

That’s because some spammers managed to hack many an Instagram account Saturday, posting random photos of fruit and singing the praises of a “miracle fruit diet.” Read more…

Ad Campaign Uses Powerful Photographs to Explain that Facebook Likes Don’t Help

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When they were tasked with putting together a powerful advertising campaign for Crisis Relief Singapore, ad agency Publicis Singapore mixed heart-wrenching photos with a hard-to-swallow tagline to create something quite moving. Read more…

Instagram Video Has Arrived, Complete With Image Stabilization and New Filters

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Earlier this week, we reported on rumors that Facebook was planning to unveil Vine-like video for Instagram on June 20th. Well, if you take a quick look at your calendars, you’ll see that the fateful day has arrived, and the expected announcement along with it: Instagram video is now a reality. 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…

Instagram Will Reportedly Introduce Vine-Like Video on June 20th

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Rumor has it that photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram is said to be getting video support this week — June 20th. That’s according to TechCrunch, who has cited an unnamed source familiar with the matter. Read more…

Piccolo is an Automatic Printing Service That Prints the Photos You Share Most

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Photo printing services are popping up all the time these days. This makes sense: as the number of photos we take increase exponentially, more and more companies are attempting to save them from falling unnoticed into digital oblivion.

One such company is Piccolo, a small two-employee start-up with an interesting premise: the photos you make an effort to share are the ones worth printing. And it’s around this premise that Piccolo has built its fully-automatic service. Read more…