Social media photo platforms, rising in numbers from the dual pull of Instagram $1 billion acquisition and people’s insatiable appetite for mobile photography, are facing a complicated maturity issue: How to monetize without defection ? The first step of all social media photo platform is to gain traction by gaining
This is a guest post by Paul Harris : Dear Mark Zuckerberg, I hope this note is read by you and all of your tech company friends, who will take note that regarding a photograph, “If you generate revenues on it, around it, relating to it, we want a piece
The only two things you need to know about Facebook new terms are : – ( already exists) “you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook.” – ( revised) “You give us permission to use your name,
Amateurs use their cameras as a descriptive tool, making statements like “I was here” or “I had a beer with so and so” while professionals grab symbolic analogues of our sensory and emotional experiences to create a representation. One describes, the other explains.
Here’s what’s wrong with the photography world and social media. They try to use it as a tool to bring more traffic and sales to their images. Social media is all about giving, not taking. If you approach social media like a giant pool
Here’ s the deal: Photography is all about sharing and social media is all about sharing. In fact , social media is all about sharing photography. So why is it that the extreme majority of those who take pictures for a living cannot make a living with social media ?
Photographs were never meant to disappear, or vanish. We take photographs to remember, and that, better than our aging memories can. The whole act of taking pictures is now an almost natural extension of our remembrance process. So, when the next highly trending app does exactly the opposite, it becomes
Earlier this week, Picscout/Getty released a new licensing tool to deal with social media platforms of all kind. In a nutshell, it works like this. Social media platform ( think Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) install an API on their site that allows to automatically recognize if an image posted belongs