After not attending a #smakl event for a while – I was really looking forward to engaging with the ‘specialist’ panel of speakers: Ricardo Simich (Editor Spy HoS), Bradley Ambrose (award-winning photographer), Arran Birchenough (Getty Images ANZ) & Mark Sagar (Lab for Animate Technologies) who all shared their valuable dogma, about the selfie-obsessed society we live in today. Some are the question raised were concerning intellectual property and copyright – in reference to celebrity. Apparently, if you snap pictures in a public place – it’s your image. People (generally) create a lot of content imagery that is uploaded onto Facebook, SnapChat & Instagram. Nothing is private or protected anymore. Everything is transparent and available on Google. What about facial recognition? Have you had the experience before on Facebook when you are tagging people, and they are already recognised? One thing I did learn, is if you want to be published in social pages, newspaper or magazine – refrain from Instagramming and Snapchatting for the event. #SMCAKL always spoils it’s guests with flavoursome pizza, craft beer, wine & cider. Brilliant sponsors. I fell in love with the ‘Playground People’ Instagram Printer – that prints images (similar to a Polaroid, but bigger) that you upload with a hashtag. I know why I love social – it just keeps evolving and being disruptive; without predictability.
This engaging platform/app called “Jelly” is a new way to search and seek information, through the knowledge of others, by connecting with your (social) networks: Facebook and Twitter.
Biz Stone (Twitter Cofounder) and Ben Finkel would like to “make the world a more empathetic place” to live.
After downloading the app, you take a photo of something and send your question out to your network, simply asking your friends and followers what/where/who it is.
Hot or not?
Has anyone said to you, “Can you please put your phone down, I want to talk to you?” The answer is yes – right?
Over the last 2 years, social media has taken over my life, in many ways. For instance, I always check my phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night, are you the same?
‘Nocializing’ is defined as “The act of being out in a social public setting (i.e. Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Coffee shop) and only spending time on your mobile device; not the people with or around you.” – Urban Dictionary.
Now I know (the name of) my guilty pleasure.
Just recently, my mother became extremely irate – due to the fact that I was uploading too many pictures onto Instagram, in her company.
I stopped nocializing, then.
Constantly I am reading content, tweeting, yelping, vining and blogging, without a blink of an eyelid.
Are you nocializing too?
Facebook just celebrated 9 years in social media, last month. Twitter and Pinterest also commemorated their birthdays’ in March, Twitter turned 7 and Pinterest just turned 3. They are all different platforms that communicate something unique to the world: through photos, branding, ideas, footage and breaking news, which has changed the way we share information. A few friends of mine have called my smartphone, my boyfriend. This mobile device that travels everywhere in my handbag, connecting me to Mashable, Hootsuite and Stephen Fry, 24 hours a day. I used to pin: scrap-booking on Pinterest is time consuming, however worth persevering to endorse your personality, through your interests and ideas. So do you spend too much time tweeting, cyber chatting and pinning? Twitter has become one of my limbs, indispensable to my daily life. Micro-blogging is an acceptable addiction in my book, where I have found work, friends, products, brands and information that has enhanced my existence. Thanks Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo for making this possible. If you prefer a more uncluttered social media platform, I recommend you try, Path. This micro-social network only allows you to have 150 friends, founded by an ex-Facebook employee. Epic.
Have you discovered Twitter’s new app called Vine? This 6-second video platform is hot. After recording the footage (by holding your finger down on the screen), you can upload onto Twitter or Vine, not Facebook. Apparently, Facebook have recently blocked the (Vine) app to find friends or upload your recording. Sad. Not very social network friendly, really? I love everything social media related, especially Twitter. Vine is only available on Iphone or Ipod apps, not Ipad yet. Some brands have already uploaded their Vine footage, including ‘Urban Outfitters’, ‘Gap’, ‘PBS’ and ‘Red Vines’. What does this mean for YouTube? Will Facebook launch something better? Revolutionary or not?