In an April 2016 interview, Mark Zuckerberg told Buzzfeed News, “I wouldn’t be surprised if you fast-forward five years and most of the content that people see on Facebook and are sharing on a day-to-day basis is video.” Given the proliferation of video features available on millions of smartphones – from image stabilization to incredible 240fps slow mo – it’s no surprise that more and more people and brands are experimenting with moving pictures. Even the venerable portrait is moving away from being strictly medium into something more dynamic.
19 year old Courtney Marie Mulkentine from Gympie, Queensland, posted photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend to Facebook and removed them after Mulkentine received a phone call from the victim, but by then it was too late.
After pleading guilty to “using an electronic carriage service to harass or offend”, the Australian teenager has been banned from using social media for six months, after the act of “revenge porn”, an increasingly common and worrying practice.
If you are a French parent who likes posting their kid’s photos all over the internet, we have same bad news for you.
The Telegraph noticed that the privacy laws in France are pretty strict. How strict, you ask? Strict to the point that your offspring can sue you for infringing on their right to privacy if you posted photos of them when they were younger. And this is not a small offence either; penalties could ramp up to €45,000 plus a year in prison (where no photo sharing is allowed at all!). The judge would have to be convinced that you published some of your kids without their consent, but, who decides what’s private? And show me the parent that asks for permission before every my-kid-is-making-soap-bubbles-and-he-is-so-cute photo upload, and I will show you one kid who’s gonna spend years in therapy.
Some might pass virtual reality off as nothing more than a fad, much like 3D televisions that left the world almost as quickly as they came into it, but the reality is, it’s here to stay.
Nokia, Lytro, Google and Facebook have all dipped their toes into the metaphorical pool, and with the amount of R&D going into it, it’s safe to say virtual reality has plenty of room and capital for growth.
Today, Facebook unveiled the next component in its virtual reality endeavors, the Surround 360, an open source 360-degree video camera designed to capture immersive VR content.
I’ve always held the opposite opinion when confronted with the phrase “The camera never lies”. If you ask me, the camera’s always lied and that lying often causes controversy.
This amusing video by Bí Kíp Sống Ảo goes some way towards showing just how true this is, especially when it comes to social media photography.
The photo even reached actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens who decided to share it on her social media pages, but unfortunately the famous artist didn’t bother crediting Michael.
Angry comments from Instagram followers led to a simple hasthag being added, but the star still hasn’t credited the talented photographer on Facebook or Tumblr.
Will you chime in and help teach the star that copyright matters?
Social media can be a great tool to promote yourself as an artist and get your work out there.
However, Facebook is a notorious time-waster and too many people sit tight by their screen after posting something on Instagram or whatever and wait to see how many ‘likes’ and comments they receive.
Two things are certain when it comes to people who run super popular accounts on social media. The first is that they don’t waste time waiting for the social love to come their way, and the second is that they have push notifications turned off on their phones.
How do I know this? Because of this next video, where an Instagram user with 8 million followers turned on his notifications and his iPhone looked like it was having a seizure.
Announcing it is 2016 and that it’s time weddings change, Vogue released a list of 10 wedding “rules” to break.
Among the things that Vogue claims will “detract” from the “raw, essential celebration of true love” are rings, the first dance and professional wedding photographers.
Instead, the magazine recommends couples rely on their guests’ Facebook and Instagram photos, or give them disposable cameras.
Back in September, Apple introduced the world to Live Photos, a new feature supported by its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus smartphones that capture 1.5 seconds video and audio both before and after a full-resolution still image is snapped.
Now, Apple wasn’t the first company to release a feature like this – not by a longshot – but with Apple’s ubiquity and comparatively un-fragmented platform, it’s easy to see why a company like Facebook is working on implementing Live Photos support in its iOS app.
A new feature coming that is currently testing in Australia (for android) is called “Photo Magic”. Here is the magic: The Facebook Messenger App will scan your camera roll and will apply a facial recognition software on them. If they find a match they will remind you to send the photo to your friends via the messenger app.