Instagram adds five new filters. Twitter and Foursquare partner on geolocation. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
A staggering 300 billion photos have been uploaded to Facebook since 2005 amassing 120% more engagement than the average post.
My uncle uses online dating sites and us nieces are always the first to bombard him with questions, wanting all the juicy details. After his last date, the first thing he said was “she didn’t even look like her photo!” This made me think about all of our online profiles and how my uncle actually had a point (even if he is 33 going on 18). This is often the case when it comes to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other website that requires us to provide a profile or display picture. We choose a picture that reflects us in the best way possible. Even more than that, we choose to display only information that presents us in the way we want to be presented.
Apple Hit By Hackers Who Struck Facebook (The Wall Street Journal)
Apple said Tuesday that some of its employees’ Mac computers were attacked by hackers, a rare admission for a company that has long touted its security over PCs running Windows software. The malicious code in the latest attack is believed to have been the same discovered by Facebook, which said on Friday that its employees’ computers were breached by hackers last month.
The company known for its virus protection software for PCs is now addressing one of social media’s greatest afflictions: improper use of personal photos. McAfee and Intel will unveil the McAfee Social Protection Facebook plug-in at the end of August. But does it go far enough?
There’s no question about it – online photo sharing is booming. But who’s sharing photos and how many? When are people sharing and what types of photos do social networkers like the most?
Ever wanted to just click print on your Facebook photos? Soon printing photos will be as easy as making a profile photo. That drunken sorority night? Yes that is now a mug.
Today, Target announced Social Network Connectivity at its KODAK Picture Kiosks in stores nationwide. Anyone visiting the massive retail outlet can now enter one of the booths and connect to Facebook or their KODAK Gallery accounts, select and print photos directly from the web.