Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Twitter Will Now Autoplay Periscope Broadcasts

Posted by on Tuesday January 12, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Photographers like Chase Jarvis and Jeremy Cowart have been major proponents of the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope, using it to reach and educate their followers. Today, Twitter said that it would deepen the integration of the two service by bringing Periscope broadcasts — both live and replays — directly into Tweets. These broadcasts will... More

Twitter Will No Longer Crop Your Photos

Posted by on Tuesday December 8, 2015 | Social Media/Web

Social media platforms are slowly coming around to the idea that original aspect ratios are a good thing. Today, Twitter announced it was no longer cropping photos posted to its network. Twitter is also changing how it handles multi-image displays. Here’s the new look: Read More: How Many Hashtags Should You Use on Instagram? Using... More

How Many Hashtags Should You Use on Instagram?

Posted by on Tuesday November 24, 2015 | Social Media/Web

Three. That, according to social media analytics firm Locowise, is the optimum number of hashtags an Instagram post should have to earn the most engagement. Locowise derived that figure by examining over 1,500 active Instagram accounts that posted 135,000+ posts in the 3-month period and had 300+ million followers combined. Of those, nearly 14 percent of all... More

After Closing Arguments, Verdict Expected Soon in Morel v. AFP and Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

  The jury is expected to announce its verdict today in the trial to determine damages in the copyright infringement case  photographer Daniel Morel brought against Agence France-Presse and Getty Images, following yesterday’s closing arguments by lawyers for all sides in the case. The case began when Morel alerted AFP and Getty Images that they... More

Startup Aims to Help Media License Amateur News Photos for $20 Apiece

Posted by on Thursday July 18, 2013 | Business, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

A six-week-old company that connects media organizations to amateur photographers who have taken newsworthy photographs is creating some buzz, and could add yet another wrinkle to the market for news photography—one professional photographers and their photo agencies may not like. CrowdMedia, the Montreal-based startup, uses a combination of an algorithm and a manual process to... More

AFP, Washington Post Violated Daniel Morel’s Copyrights, Judge Rules

Posted by on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court has ruled that Agence France-Press violated photographer Daniel Morel’s copyrights by distributing his images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake without permission. The copyright infringement claims turned on whether the terms of service for Twitter, the social network that Morel used to distribute his images of the earthquake, gave AFP the legal right... More

BBC Fooled by Syrian Rebel Propaganda Photo on Twitter

Posted by on Monday June 4, 2012 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

The BBC recently suffered a predictable consequence of relying on citizen journalism: It published a photograph circulated on Twitter by a Syrian anti-government activist that purportedly shows dead civilians after a government massacre last month in Houla, Syria. The image turns out to have been misappropriated and mislabeled for the purposes of propaganda. The photo... More

Twitter Launches Photo-Sharing Feature

Posted by on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Social Media/Web

Twitter has launched its native photo-sharing feature, allowing Twitter users to post photographs to Twitter without using a third-party service such as TwitPic or yfrog. Images of 3mb or less can now be posted to Twitter by clicking a camera icon in the bottom left of the status update window. The image will only appear... More

Twitpic: Laundering Images of Owners’ Rights

Posted by on Tuesday May 24, 2011 | Media

A London celebrity photo agency that has won rights to distribute pictures posted on Twitpic has told PDN that it has “no direct relationship with those posting images on Twitpic.” The statement implies that the agency, World Entertainment News Network, will not share licensing revenues with the image owners. As The New York Times reported... More