Tag: photography

by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, June 24, our biweekly #EdShift chat will focus on photography tips for the non-photographer. We’ll cover must-have skills and where we can find resources for them. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Curt Chandler of the Penn State University, Denise McGill of the University of [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week we see how Tagkast is getting brand messaging into photos shared in Facebook, and we learn how Inside Social works to find influencers and track the way content moves through social media. PART 1: Branding photos with Tagkast Tagkast is a social media marketing company that helps [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Do you love photo and video sharing? Then this episode is for you. First, Facebook announced that popular photo sharing and filtering service Instagram will add video to compete with the popularity of Vine, owned by Twitter. Meanwhile, a photographer has sued BuzzFeed for just that kind of sharing, claiming $3.6 million in damages for [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Instagram, you’re at war with Twitter. Just admit it (AllThingsD) 2. How Netflix wants to change television forever (GigaOM) 3. Twitter extends Trends to surface breaking news in 100 more cities (VentureBeat) 4. Apps and accessories help make the iPad a scaled-down darkroom (NYT) [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

Few can say they didn’t see it coming. but many felt the final nail in the coffin was firmly in place when at the end of 2011 CNN fired 50 photojournalists. The international news network explained its decision in a letter: We looked at the impact of user-generated content and social media, CNN iReporters and [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. FCC proposes relaxing newspaper-TV ownership rules (Los Angeles Times) 2. How smartphones are changing photography (Wire) 3. File-sharing app creator not guilty of copyright infringement (TorrentFreak) 4. Is plagiarism killing creativity in the games industry? (Guardian) 5. Kelly Oxford and the future of Twitter-savvy TV writers (Lost Remote) 6. Google [...] more »

by Efthymios Kotronias

This past summer, Amsterdam’s Foam museum exhibited a controversial project by Dutch visual artist Willem Popelier — a project that has raised a debate about the intersection of the Internet, in particular social media, and privacy. Popelier’s Showroom Girls centers on the story of two 14-year-old girls the artist tracked through social media. The two [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Photographers who might have aspired to see their work published on the glossy pages of a magazine can now opt for the glossy screen of an iPad. Once Magazine, a “visual storytelling” app for the iPad, is a new showcase for photographers’ work and related multimedia. The app provides three cohesive photo essays, each with [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

Last week, a  study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cell phones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83 percent of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Click here to read the whole series From the moment that pink solid line appeared on the pregnancy test, every little decision felt monumental. Home birth or hospital? Cloth or disposable? Co-sleeper or crib? Sling or stroller? With each choice, I did more research than perhaps a person should do and there was almost always [...] more »