An example of my teammate Clinton Lofthouse showed us how a single photo can cause a flood of hilarious trolling on Facebook. This happened recently in a houseplant hobbyist group after a guy posted a shirtless selfie with an orchid he’d just bought. This quick snapshot caused some users to get dramatic over “posting porn to the group.” As a result, other members started trolling them by posting their own nude selfies with houseplants.
Facebook has recently killed 10 large groups created for gathering likes on Instagram. Some of them had hundreds of thousands of members who were helping each other beat the algorithm. The members of these groups coordinate likes and exchange follows in attempts to make each other’s posts more visible. However, these groups have reportedly violated Instagram’s and Facebook’s terms of service, so they were taken down.
As the #MeToo movement is gaining momentum, we’re hearing more and more stories from the people who underwent sexual harassment. Some photographers were accused, or even banned from working because of the accusations of sexual misconduct.
As an attempt to fight and prevent sexual harassment, three Canadian models have started a closed Facebook group. Here, both female and male models can submit the information about Canadian photographers. This way, they can warn each other and point out to the photographers who should be avoided.
Lynn Cartia (AKA Missy Mwac) wrote this wonderful list and we are happy to share it with you.
The Expert: This is the photographer so eager to prove that they know all the things, that they jump into almost every thread with their advice. The advice is normally given with all the smoothness of sandpaper. The Expert is the end-all, be-all in his/her opinon and when questioned, will more than likely respond with, “You’re wrong. I’m pretty much always right.”