Posts Tagged ‘socialmedia’

The Great Instagram Purge Vaporizes Millions of Spammy ‘User’ Accounts

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After announcing that it had passed 300 million active users earlier this month, Instagram warned that it would be cracking down on spam accounts and that users may see their follower counts drop as a result. It has come to pass.

If your follower counts just dropped noticeably, you’re seeing the effects of the Great Instagram Purge, which has wiped out millions upon millions of accounts.
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Simeon Quarrie Calls Out the Trolls, Speaks to the Hazardous Reality of Negative Comments Online

Simeon Quarrie is a talented, well-respected wedding photographer based out of the UK. But despite his impressive portfolio, humble attitude, and dedication to his work, when he shares it online, people inevitably come out of the woodwork to tear into the most minute details, oftentimes without even bothering to put his work in proper context.

It’s these individuals that inspired Quarrie to sit down with a camera before a recent shoot and spill his thoughts on trolls: the overly and unnecessarily critical individuals who slam and bring down the work we all share online.

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Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

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After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called “Photobomb.”
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Wedding Photo Found at Ground Zero After 9/11 Finally Returned to Owner After 13 Years

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For the past thirteen years, Elizabeth Keefe has sought to find the mystery couple in a wedding photograph she happened upon.

The photograph, which depicts a smiling bride and groom with four of their wedding guests, was given to Keefe by a friend who had found it at Ground Zero weeks after the 9/11 attack.
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Mumbai Photographer’s Sexual Assault-Themed Fashion Shoot Sparks Social Media Firestorm

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Mumbai-based photographer Raj Shetye currently finds himself the focus of the kind of social media ire that nobody wants to experience. The source of this outrage is a fashion photo shoot he recently published on Behance (it has since been removed) that depicts an Indian woman fending off the advances of several men on a bus. Read more…

Arab-American Journalist’s Kiss Photo with Israeli Boyfriend Becomes Viral Symbol of Peace

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As clashes between Hamas and the Israeli armed forces escalate and the death toll climbs with heartbreaking consistency, a photograph of an Arab-American journalist and her Israeli-American boyfriend kissing has gone viral, sparked a Twitter movement, and become a symbol of peace. Read more…

Handy Infographic is a Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat-Sheet

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The folks over at Constant Contact recently put together a handy little infographic that will help you better manage and properly ‘dress up’ your the growing collection of social media accounts. Read more…

Infographic Reveals the 30 Most Influential Photographers Across the Web

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More so than just about any other form of content, the Internet lives and breathes images. So it’s only natural photographers — and photography as a whole — have an inherit grasp on exploiting the networking, publishing and sharing capabilities the World Wide Web has to offer.

There’s also no denying that some have learned to exploit it better than others, and so WiFi SD Card Maker EyeFi teamed up with marketing agency Evolve! to find out who the 30 most influential photographers across social media are. And while many of the names on the list are obvious, some might surprise you. Read more…

OKDOTHIS Leaps Into 2.0 With Updated UI, Better Discovery Features and More

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Last November, photographer Jeremy Cowart revealed OKDOTHIS, a two-and-a-half year collaboration between himself and the development team at Aloompa to create an app that inspired creatives to be… well… more creative.

And now, in the name of continuing to keep the creative community on their toes, OKDOTHIS has announced a 2.0 revamp of what is essentially its entire platform. The app, website and overall structure of the platform is much more streamlined now, featuring a more unified and easy-to-use design across the board. Read more…

Purdue Football Team is Crowdsourcing Its Helmet Design Using Photos of Fans


In an effort to increase ticket sales and get fans more involved, Purdue University has announced that they will be designing a new helmet for the football team that involves crowd-sourcing photos of fans to insert into the logo. Read more…