While you can argue that #selfies have nothing to do with photography as an industry, it’s safe to say they’ve become a staple of a generation in which photography is as easily accessible as it’s ever been.
Even if you don’t mind selfies though, we might have come across a resource that will overwhelm even the most diehard selfie-takers. It’s called Selfeed, and it uses the hashtag “#selfie” to stream a real-time feed of the self-portraits shared on Instagram. Read more…
Now here’s an absolutely bizarre statistic if it’s actually true: 76 percent of Facebook photos with tagged Britons show the subjects in some state of drunkenness. Photo book service MyMemory.com surveyed 1,781 Britons over the age of 18, asking them to estimate the percentage of their pics that showed them under the influence of alcohol. A quarter of those respondents also said that their privacy settings allowed the general public to view their tagged images.
(via Telegraph via Digital Trends)
Image credit: Drunk by Oneras
Want to play role in the legendary agency Magnum Photos? Well, now you can as a “Magnum Tagger”. The cooperative is having a tough time keeping their large archive of historical photographs organized and easily searchable. Of the 500,000 images they’ve uploaded to the web, about 200,000 have little or no associated metadata. Magnum has decided to tackle this problem by crowdsourcing it, asking for volunteers to sift through the photographs and add useful information. For the trial run they’re looking for 50 volunteers, which shouldn’t be hard to find given the hundreds of thousands of followers they have on sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Maybe they should take a page out of Google’s book by turning image tagging into a game!
(via Popular Photography)
At the Glastonbury Festival this past weekend, a giant panoramic photograph containing 70,000+ attendees was snapped during the halftime of an England World Cup match. Afterward, the photo was put online and opened up to tagging via Facebook Connect. Since then, over 2,500 faces in the photograph have been tagged, making it (unofficially) the most tagged photo in the world.