Posts Tagged ‘photosharing’

Twitter Takes Aim at Snapchat’s Market by Letting You Send Pics via Direct Message

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The tech world is full of ‘wars,’ all of them over the attention of that flighty creature known as ‘the consumer.’ And one of the wars being raged most furiously is between the major social networks: the established behemoths Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; that stubborn network loved by photogs, Google+; and the new kid on the block that has everybody’s undergarments in a bunch: Snapchat.

Well, Facebook has had its go at stealing some of Snapchat’s market (both literally and through acquisition) and has been ultimately unsuccessful on all counts. Now it’s Twitter’s turn. Read more…

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

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The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult as more and more players enter the market. Still, once in a while someone stumbles on an idea that is just the right mix of concepts to create a service really worth your while, and Exposure seems to be just that. Read more…

Flickr Rolling Out New Google+ Style Photo Pages with a Nifty Side Panel

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Flickr’s recent attempt at a major website redesign didn’t go over very well with many of its users, so now the Yahoo-owned company is taking the feedback it received to try again. A help page on the Flickr website reveals that a new photo page is currently being rolled out across the service.
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Shadow Puppet Brings Voice Narration to the World of Photo Sharing

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Love photo sharing but wish you could tell more of the story behind each photo as you share it? Shadow Puppet is a new app that’s designed to help you do just that. Rather than simply sharing photos by themselves or with text captions, the app lets you share sets of photographs while narrating what the recipient is seeing.
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TheQ is a Cheap Connected Camera That is Designed with Social Sharing in Mind

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There’s a new compact camera on the block, only this one isn’t made by Sony or Samsung or Nikon or any of the other brands you might expect to see scrawled across the front of the device. No, this one is made by a little-known Swedish lifestyle company called theQ, and its all-new theQ Camera comes touting the self-assigned title of “world’s first social camera.” Read more…

Flickr Gets a New Leader: Former Google Exec Bernardo Hernández

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Yahoo is getting serious about making sure Flickr thrives: the company has hired former Google executive Bernardo Hernández to lead the popular photo sharing service. Hernández announced the news today through his Twitter account.
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SmugMug Launches a Major Redesign to Wage War Against Flickr and 500px

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As higher resolution photography (and photography in general) has become ubiquitous, photo sharing and storage websites have had to adjust to keep up. From increasing storage capacity and file-size limitations to launching “spectacular” redesigns that offer beautiful browsing experiences, everybody is adjusting in their own way.

The latest player in the photography sharing game to make some big changes is SmugMug, who announced and launched a major overhaul earlier today. Read more…

Dronestagr.am: The Social Photo-Sharing Network for Drone Photographers

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Although drone photography might lead you onto some sticky legal ground in some states, it is nonetheless often quite beautiful. It makes sense that those who have spent good money on drones are eager to put that money to use, and now they have an Instagram-like social network on which to share their results. Read more…

500px Redesigns Photo Page, Integrates a ‘Stunning Full Screen Experience’

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It wasn’t long ago that Flickr rolled out its massive redesign — met by both boos and cheers — that entirely changed the way you experience the photos sharing site. Now it’s 500px turn. The premium photo sharing platform just announced its own redesign, focused around larger photos and a Focus Viewer feature that offers a “stunning full screen experience.”
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Pictures Over Experience?

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We recently published an article about She & Him enacting an anti-photo policy at a gig. Signs were posted saying “At the request of Matt [Ward] and Zooey [Deschanel], we ask that people not use their cell phones to take pictures and video, but instead enjoy the show they have put together in 3D”.

It reminded me of a story my Father told me about a Frank Zappa concert. Apparently, people were given opaque-lens glasses at the request of Zappa and the band so that, audience-members could more fully experience the music without any visual distractions.
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