Facebook Moments – to give one pause?
Facebook Moments – to give one pause?

With the June 15th rollout of Facebook Moments, the social network behemoth jumps feet first into the expanding sphere of stand-alone photo storage and sharing apps. Hardly any need any longer to take up valuable smartphone storage space with photos and videos because a growing number of apps will do that for you: Google Photos, […]

Google Photos appears focused and sharp
Google Photos appears focused and sharp

Google Photos may well be the frame into which all your future (and past) pix are seen, shared, stored and edited. Google has, of course, sprung Google Photos as a stand-alone app just as it announced in March it would do and the result is pretty impressive. And here’s the good news: one doesn’t have […]

Received your Instagram Highlights email yet?
Received your Instagram Highlights email yet?

Have you received your Instagram Highlights email yet? No? It’s coming soon, according to various published reports which originated at TechCrunch. Instagram – everyone’s favorite photo sharing app and network – has already started emailing users with a summary of highlights you might have missed when not actually gazing at the app (or seeing the […]

Pinterest looking for (more than) a few good men
Pinterest looking for (more than) a few good men

Pinterest is looking for a few good men. Pinterest is not the U.S. Marine Corps and the ultra-popular photo/scrapbook/search engine social network actually wants more than a few good men. It wants lots of men. It wants to rain men – but in a totally non-sexual-preference kind of way. You see, the overwhelming population of […]

Instagram blowing up for big brands
Instagram blowing up for big brands

Instagram users are engaging with the world’s top brands on the photo sharing platform 416 percent more than two years ago. At least, that’s what research firm Simply Measured indicates in a study published just last week. By engagement we mean Instagram users actually taking the time to like or comment or share or move […]

Online images: what’s fair to use?
Online images: what’s fair to use?

One cannot understate the importance of online images on the Internetzez and social channels of 2014. We use them, reuse them, share them, tag them, copy them, brag with them, about them, embarrass friends and family with them. Online images are the bright, shiny objects of online marketing. But are we using photos, videos, graphics […]

Pinterest: social network or search engine?
Pinterest: social network or search engine?

We know you love to scroll through Pinterest looking at all the pretty (and often stunning) pictures – even videos. And, yes, we generally think of Pinterest as a social network. It is. But is it really more of a search engine? And, if so, who exactly is using Pinterest? Why are they scrolling? On […]

Flickr circles its sign-in wagons
Flickr circles its sign-in wagons

Despite a revival of sorts of good ol’ photo-sharing platform, Flickr, it seems Yahoo wants to increasingly use the platform for Yahoo’s own marketing purposes. Yahoo, which owns Flickr, has begun notifying users it is discontinuing sign-ins with a Facebook or Google account in favor of making users create a Yahoo account. Most long-time users […]

Instagram focuses on new editing tools
Instagram focuses on new editing tools

Sure you love Instagram, millions do, but those old filters have gotten stale and Instagram knows it so it’s added new editing tools for brightness, contrast, warmth and plenty more. You will find the new editing tools in your updated apps – both iOs and Android – and in the new wrench icon within the […]

A holiday weekend and maps to check out.
A holiday weekend and maps to check out.

It’s a holiday weekend (at least in the U.S.) and plenty of free time on your hands to check out maps. What? You don’t do that on long weekends with plenty of extra time on your hands. Well, okay. Whatever. Take some time off and check out these cool maps we found. One is very […]