116 posts tagged social media
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The medium. Whether its photography (mobile/DSLR) or media (video/tv/social), did you get or share the message? Its not about “influence” as much as it may be about “connection.”
What if everything you say was just a blog post within 140 to 160 characters, at least no more than 300 words? I know, that would be Twitter or Facebook. If what you had to say were a simple image, wait, that would be Instagram or Pinterest. If what you had to say was only marketing and sales, wait, that could be Etsy or the corporate landing page.
So many places to say what you mean, mean to say something to say anything at all at any given moment. But the click, just the simple click. No need for conversation, just click. The endearing terms of “like” and “love,” “friend” or “follower” have forever been changed in this century.
Magnanimous amounts of data to consume in every form. Do we know real beauty when we see that articulate image, or the designer’s latest seasonal piece on the dazzling model? Can we really appreciate true prose from modern day writers if its not in digital format to be shuffled between electronic devices? Does the sound of a happy baby make life any less perfect if its not shared on YouTube to Facebook to Twitter to the blog to Pinterest etc.?
The ways in which we are connected these days spans the world of electronics in some form or derivative of man-made communication. We are connected and yet so disjointed. Sometimes, just the sound of the wind is a peaceful reminder we are not ones and zeros, rather we are blood, water and synapse signals.
The new Facebook email address changes and making your info public is nothing more than a repeat of their past behavior. Zuckerberg and team didn’t learn a thing. Bottom line, we have to accept the fact that there are many people using Facebook that really don’t care about reputation management and privacy precautions. It is because of the user that Facebook exists in its current state. Any decisions they make without regard to privacy is a direct result of the facts of user behavior and percentage of impact from the negative feedback. Using this platform is not necessarily “free” anymore when you think about it. The stock value of Facebook is not even worth the price for that matter, why would they even think before taking actions on our behalf?
The interface is pretty, the idea of separation between business and personal pages is nice. The recent lawsuits over seeing yourself in social ads simply because you “liked” a business page and appearing to “endorse” a brand, yeah, smells like Facebook. Does that mean I can take tweets and verbal conversations with clients regarding positive feedback on my photography business and turn that into a Facebook Ad, billboard or TV promo? No, but if I went the route of Facebook that’s exactly what it would mean.
Email addresses being used by the marketing mentality without one party actually opting in is nothing new. I have given out business cards and instead of an email follow up of “Hey, nice to meet you at ….” I get subscribed to a newsletter I know nothing about or if its relevant. I often think of doing the same damn thing for every business card I get when I go to an event. However, I value my right to the OPTION to sign up to extra email so why would I start off a business relationship with an unwarranted email newsletter subscription from business card data? Maybe that’s the thinking that has me sitting here busting ass to get new business.
Don’t wear Facebook britches with suspenders. Manage your account with acute suspicion that nothing is private. Be prepared to review your settings as often as you breath and know that Facebook is not the God of social life online. What’s your email address again? I forgot to look at the URL and don’t have your phone number to send you text spam instead.
Make the visual connection with your photography audience using Animoto videos that add spiked punch to flat image! Now you can share those videos to Pinterest, the latest favorite for the visually stimulated kids, err, people. Get those images in Animoto and start a brand spanking new campaign for your photography business. ANY business could benefit from a great video!
Social Media Photography is a tool. Embrace it!
Authors Jeff Carlson and Colby Brown have given us excellent books on two new technologies that benefit serious photographers.
Colby Brown has been an inspriation on Google+ for photography, business and technology. I plan to check out his book, “Google+ for Photographers” to gain more insight on using Google+. The iPad, or any tablet device large enough to display images, is a win:win for photographers to showcase their work on the go.
What are YOU reading?
George Orwell’s arguably most famous novel, the dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four, coined a number of phrases that are in widespread use today. One of them was “Big Brother,” an authority figure who watches every move you make, everywhere.
Pingdom makes an interesting point and reference to a dystopian society. We share large amounts of data about our lives these days compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Smart devices make this easy to put in our daily workflow. Is it too much data? How are these apps using the open API? Do you manage your location data in images?
The question is: are we being forced into an open sharing society or is it by choice? Recall Facebook’s move to make the default setting to share everything with everyone and now you have complex settings to change just to lock down your account?
Let me know your thoughts. - @Nakeva
#infographic 47% of all email addresses are from Asia/Pacific? I saw a post earlier today saying a company got rid of email to go with Facebook and IM. Spam is in email, Twitter, Facebook and anywhere people can post anything online. If that is the reason behind killing email, you won’t get far. The idea of limiting conversation to 140 - 200 characters would be interesting to focus internal communication!
image credit: Infographic - Is Email Dead?
Blog post from Gowalla going to Facebook. Makes it official ;) #SocialMedia
Three years ago Gowalla’s journey began when I took a photograph of Lake Tahoe on my iPhone. I had just finished a phone call with my dad, and I wanted nothing more than to share that photo and place with him. Not just in a text message or status update sort of way, but with a bit of weight…
News: Facebook adds an update for better photo uploads. Now you can see thumbnails as the photo uploads. Due to roll out over the next few weeks as stated in the Nov 16 blog post.
Image credit + Read More at the Facebook blog: Bigger, Faster Photos)
For $1500 a month you can use @HootSuite with Google+ Pages. The social media dashboard tool is partnered with Google for businesses to manage their new Pages complete with Circle control. Other HootSuite users can apply for access by handing over their vitals of name, email, phone number etc. I suspect this subset of Hootsuite Enterprise users was chosen to make it easier in testing behind the scenes and measuring interest. Unfortunately, this leaves out the small business owners that have a team of 1 - 4 people managing their social media presence.
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Image Credit + Read More: HootSuite Announces Google Pages Integration in the Dashboard
#SocialMedia News: 3rd-party tools for Google+ Pages. Not your typical list of sources that provide social media management, but a start.
Good news for photography bloggers using Wordpress.com! The new Photo Carousel looks sweet! -Nakeva
—- From Read Write Web —-
WordPress.com launched a new photo carousel feature today for its users. This full-size carousel view presents images as large as your device can display them. Readers can “like” a photo from a carousel in the same way they already do on Facebook.
The “like” feature on the photo carousel follows on the heels of WordPress notifications that look exactly like Google+. Earlier this year, WordPress.com added a comment panel to show the most active posts and commenters, and ‘follow’ buttons and subscription widgets for its Web and Android apps.
Social Media Status Flow Chart. ROTFL!! Work by @breakingcopy. I like the choice for if its boring.