I bought my first smartphone (iPhone 3GS) in the fall of 2009, which was 2.5 years after the launch of the original iPhone and the start of the consumer smartphone era. I bought my second smartphone in the spring of 2013 (iPhone 5), which was less than a year after the launch of the device in the fall of 2012. I am now looking to upgrade to a newer model, and that is only 2 years after my last purchase as opposed to the 4 years in between my first and second smartphone.
Transparency and privacy is not what is used to be. These terms have evolved as much as social media and the Internet has taken over daily human life. Paul Klein states in his Forbes article, Transparency: Social Media is Forcing You to Tell the Truth, “what transparency means to business has changed dramatically”, and in the old business world, only a “minimum degree of disclosure to which agreements, dealings, practices, and transactions are open to all for verification…” But in today’s free-flowing digital world, this simply isn’t enough.
When dealing with social media in the private, public or non-profit sectors, one has to be aware that online campaigns or initiatives that work for one sector may not apply to another sector. The success of a private sector campaign tends to be gauged on the bottom line and revenue returned for their investments in said campaigns. Private sector social campaigns focuses on the bottom line, ultimately.
The incredible and powerful thing about the modern Internet “meme” is that it is unpredictable and infectious. The popularity and relevance of a meme is not determined by it’s creator, but by those who replicate, manipulate, and share it after it’s origin. The original intention or meaning of the meme may not be important or even carried over when a meme does become prevalent.
In my previous entry, “Composing Images on Social Media and Smartphones”, I demonstrated the effectiveness about utilizing photo composition techniques for your social media images, and how important it is. Today I will be highlighting the perks of on-the-fly image editing. There are many useful mobile image editors out there for you to alter your photos just be using a web browser.
As an aspiring middle-weight content creator, it is very necessary to know the basics of coding, particularly with CSS and HTML. Now, you don’t have to be an expert on CSS or HTML, you don’t even have to be competent. But understanding how the coding works is the first step in digesting how the Internet works visually.
Facebook is King, Facebook is Queen, Facebook is on everyone’s screen! Using Slideshare, I have created a minimalistic and digestible presentation that breaks down the statistics and scope of the juggernaut of social media: Facebook. In the 11 years that Facebook has been around, it has sparked a shift in the zeitgeist that transformed the way we use computers and mobile phones. Other than Google, no website on the Internet has as much dominance, reach, and power as Facebook.
Images and visuals are the backbone of all creative and successful social media campaigns. The following are 15 images before and after they were edited using the following image editing applications: Whitagram, VSCOcam and Repix. I edited 5 images on each application, and also used 5 different photo compositions techniques throughout this entire process.