If you scan and study the history of photography, you would be surprised to discover that photography was an activity of the rich. While the monarchs line up in studios and have their faces immortalized, the commoners simply do their thing – working and farming. Nowadays, technological wonders in all the six continents brought about by freeing of markets gave us wonderful social networks to share our photographs and immortalized images for everyone to see. Each photo-sharing social media has its own set of unique features. Let’s take a look at the 4 great photo-sharing sites.
Pinterest.com is all about pictures and captions. According to many social media users, the photo-sharing site is considered the Holy Grail of images. A businessman who wants to promote his website business using the images of his goods has to create an account in Pinterest.com.
This is the best photo-sharing site for those eager to know the impact and power of their individual photographs. The site allows sharing and rating of pictures. The site is also popular among college students and young professionals who are considered by many as the most image-conscious groups.
For those among us who love celebrities and are eager to know what our favourite celebrities are doing, then Whosay.com is just the perfect social networking site. The site gives you and up-to-the-minute updates in picture and text form of your favourite celebrity and what he or she is up to.
In bringing your photographs into “high art”, you need to have an account at Tumblr.com. The social networking site is a favourite of artists, professional photographers, modelling agencies and those involved in the art industry. The site provides the right layout and design for you to display your wonderful pictures.
Facebook features – seemingly more inspired and prompted by the billionth user mark – just get better and better. Apps developers for Facebook are evidently working non-stop to come up with more and more features to be enjoyed by millions, actually a billion and counting, users all over the world. Since we see loads and loads of photos being posted on Facebook, it is not surprising that video sharing apps have thereafter been launched for the fun and sharing frenzy of millions of social media users on this topnotch social network.
Here are some superb video sharing apps you can find on Facebook now, and their special features for your consideration:
Pixorial is a video sharing app now gaining followers on Facebook for its easy and user-friendly features as well as its offer of huge storage for longer videos.
The Dynno app for video uploading and sharing on Facebook boasts of simple functions that make live and on-demand streaming convenient and much more fun. No long waits for loading.
Viddy Inc.’s tagline “CAPTURE. BEAUTIFY. SHARE” says it all: offering easy uploading, editing and sharing of videos to your family and friends (both actual and virtual) to showcase your life’s latest achievements and happenings.
YOUTUBE VIDEO BOX
And of course, the authority in video sharing makes it waves on You Tube and we are not surprised. With this app you can easily share your favorite YouTube videos and even your own videos to your family and friends.
Competition in the photo-sharing aspect of social networking websites caused Facebook to showcase better photo-editing and photo sharing programs. Aside from that, there are also companies and individuals who developed wonderful Facebook-compatible applications to make photo sharing more exciting and more user-friendly. Let’s take a look at the top 5 Facebook photo applications:
Facebook Camera – This latest feature allows you to share pictures instantly to your friends and buddies. The application is very popular in the United States, Europe, and other major industrial countries; however, it is not yet available in some countries.
Pizap– This popular photo application helps social networking account holders to make collages and edit their pictures. The feature is very easy to use and there is no need to study textbooks regarding photo editing. All you need is to apply your creativity to create wonderful artwork from those photographs in your collection. The application includes hundreds of background templates to choose from and several camera effects. Bring out that creativity in you with the help of Pizap.
Phixr – Facebook also has its “in-house” photo application program called Phixr. If you don’t want to create another account in a photo editing website, you might as well use this application to edit and make your timeline pictures more beautiful and more eye-catching.
Muzy – A simple application for you to create wonderful photoboxes. Of course, you have to use your creativity because you might end up with a botched work.
Winkiwoo – The website reminds you that there is more to photographs. Those photographs of yours should not be displayed like stacks of images on your “album”. Try giving your images a different twist with the help of the application.
Never think of your Facebook.com account as something stagnant. Consider your account as a pet you feed with the right elements so that you can get the best result possible. The social networking giant created by the Harvard computer whiz kid has more than 70% (seventy percent) share of the market, and thus almost everyone in the metropolitan world has an account in the popular social media site. Also, there are wonderful applications you can use to share information to other people (friends, friends of friends or the public). Let’s take a look at our top 5 Facebook applications this 2012:
Where I’ve Been – This application allows you to share your travels to your Facebook.com. Unlike other travel applications which appear to be a plain world map with dots, the Whereivebeen application includes brilliant map layouts and allows customization.
Marketplace – The free market is alive and thriving in the biggest social networking site. Download and get this application for you to trade with fellow like-minded human beings in the planet. Well, what is brilliant about the application is that it is free from intervention from outside forces.
Usepipe – Usepipe is a file transfer application. We all know the usual file transfer systems – through emails, messaging systems, and certain websites. However, Usepipe made file transfer more exciting and more enjoyable.
Socialme – Despite the initial controversies surrounding Socialme and Facebook.com’s response, the application is still one of our top five most popular applications because it allows users to study their posts and comments more extensively. In other words, the application was popularized by its ability to aid customers to analyze the blogs.
Skype – To remain close with your contacts and friends wherever you go, download this wonderful communication application to your smart phone and tablets. Moreover, the popularity of Skype stems from its video-sharing features. In the past, people often pay tens of dollars for an overseas phone call. Now, you can communicate to anyone in the world with the use of Skype.
Thanks to the social networking website Pinterest, the word “pinning” has an all new meaning. It is technically a photo sharing websites that allows users to create theme-based collections such as events, interests, hobbies etc. According to its founders and creators, Pinterest mission is to connect everyone in the world through the things they find interesting via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing. Of course and as expected, the business community has seen the advantages and business benefits of the social media website and many are selling goods via the site. The layout and design of the site is just perfect for retailers or those burgeoning businessmen who want to test their markets without the associated cost in market testing. Here are five of pinterest boards for 2013 projects.
Natalie Lundy’s DIY Projects – For those interested in hobbies and how they can improve their own hobbies, this Board is a must-see to give you brilliant ideas for DIY crafts and projects.
Lacey Daniel’s Arts and Crafts – With the endless mass production of cloned goods from other countries, collectors and art enthusiasts would like to see something new and interesting. The Board contains things which would definitely trigger interests of people in the arts.
Sophie Griess’ DIY Projects – Having a hobby is experiencing a comeback thanks to the internet. The pins found on her boards include hobby items, tips, unique activities etc.
Charlotte Wilkinson’s Home Crafts – Readers interested in home arts and traditional hobbies might as well check the Board. It contains information and data regarding home crafts and possible business tips as well. The Board is new but it will surely gain more customers and followers in the months to come.
Susana Torresday’s Scrapbooking – This DIY board has the potential to grow into one of the biggest scrapbooking board in the social networking site, being practically a one-stop-shop for scrapbook enthusiasts.
Having a Twitter account is not enough. You might have noticed that some people you are following seem to have an extraordinary feel on their accounts. You might also think that the extraordinariness of the accounts is because of the account holders are hiring people to manage their accounts. Well, that is partially true because there are politicians and celebrities who hire people to manage their social media accounts 24/7. However, ordinary Joes like me and you can give our Twitter account an extraordinary feel with the use of “boosters” and apps like the following:
Twitterfeed – This booster allows you to feed your blogs to all your social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook.com and LinkedIn. After adding your feeds, you can track and measure them with the help of a program provided by the site. For business people, such Twitter booster is a must-have.
Twuffer – For people who want a calibrated and programmed tweeting, he must have a Twuffer booster. Sometimes, our schedules do not allow us to tweet or cause us to miss our tweets. What if someone is expecting a tweet? Twuffer allows you to schedule releases of prewritten or post-dated tweets.
Grouptweet – This booster allows two to 100,000 contributors to tweet using the same account. The special feature is very much beneficial for those online businessmen who are keen to have a massive information-dissemination campaign.
Tweetlevel – After all the social media campaigning or advertising, you need to measure the effects and impact of said advertising investments. Tweetlevel is the right partner for you. You would know whether people are talking about your brand or they are just “staring” at it.