Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

NYPD Launches #myNYPD Photo Contest, Backfires as Badly as You Might Expect

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The NYPD should probably have stopped to think a second before they launched their #myNYPD photo contest on Twitter. Alas, they did not, and what transpired because of this lack of foresight is part social media frenzy and part PR fiasco. Read more…

Update Brings Tagging and Image Galleries to Twitter

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In a year already filled with quite a few changes for the social media giant Twitter, two newly announced photo-related features show that the microblogging site is committed to becoming a more visual platform. Read more…

First Tweets of the Biggest Photography Names on Twitter

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In celebration of their 8th anniversary, Twitter has launched a tool that lets you look up the first tweet of any and every account on their service (that isn’t protected). We thought we’d put that tool to some photographic use and share what some of the biggest photography names on Twitter were sharing when they first hopped on the now-huge microblogging platform.

We’re gonna break it down into three categories: Our favorite publications, our favorite brands, and our favorite photographers. Read more…

Twitter Accounts Dedicated to Crediting & Debunking Viral Photos Picking Up Steam

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In a world where viral photo sharing accounts (such as HistoryInPics) are popping up at an insane pace, it’s a necessity that there be counterparts that do their best to verify, fact-check, and credit the images these accounts share.

This increasingly necessary job has recently been taken over by a small group of accounts dedicated to doing exactly that: verifying the legitimacy of the images being shared, and making sure the original creator of the images is being properly credited. Read more…

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

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Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch ever for a global TV series.

But before Neil deGrasse Tyson takes over for the iconic Carl Sagan, explaining and enchanting a whole new generation by sharing the wonders of the our universe, NASA wants to get you excited in its own way.

Just like the agency did ahead of the Oscars, the NASA Goddard Photo and Video Flickr account has just uploaded a stunning set of 43 images that will hopefully inspire a bit of awe and get you that much more excited for tonight’s premier. Read more…

Vine Now Banning Pornographic Imagery, Artistic Nudity Still Okay

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Where do you draw the line between pornography and artistic nudity? Well, if you don’t already know you’ll have to figure it out fairly soon if you’re part of the small percentage of people using Vine to post sexually explicit material. Read more…

Ellen Oscar Selfie Officially Most Retweeted Photo Ever, 2.5 Million and Counting

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Last night, thanks to a little star-studded tweeting, Ellen DeGeneres managed to break Twitter with a selfie… a selfie that has gone on to break the previous photo retweet record three times over, proving once and for all that all you need for a good photo these days is a smartphone and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Pardon me, did I say good? I meant popular. Read more…

The Dalai Lama Officially Joins Instagram, Actually Uploads Pretty Regularly

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In need of some spiritual inspiration, photography style? Well you’re in luck, because His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama himself has opened an Instagram account and is proving to be a fairly prolific poster. Read more…

Photographers Upset at Wedding Blog for Offering Paid Facebook and Pinterest Posts

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The popular wedding blog The Wedding Chicks has become the focus of much of the photo community’s ire today after an article on the popular photography blog Fstoppers brought attention to one of their business practices. Namely: that they offer “social media packages” in which photographers can pay the blog to have their work featured on the Wedding Chicks Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter. Read more…

How to get Big on Twitter: Ignore Copyright and Creative Credit

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At first, The Atlantic‘s profile of the duo behind the mega-popular @HistoryInPics Twitter feed reads like your standard “young geniuses find lucrative economic niche in this crazy new media world” piece. Read more…