#SMCAKL Event: The Social Media Image Frenzy
After not attending a #smakl event for a while – I was really looking forward to engaging with the ‘specialist’ panel of speakers: Ricardo Simich (Editor Spy HoS), Bradley Ambrose (award-winning photographer), Arran Birchenough (Getty Images ANZ) & Mark Sagar (Lab for Animate Technologies) who all shared their valuable dogma, about the selfie-obsessed society we live in today. Some are the question raised were concerning intellectual property and copyright – in reference to celebrity. Apparently, if you snap pictures in a public place – it’s your image. People (generally) create a lot of content imagery that is uploaded onto Facebook, SnapChat & Instagram. Nothing is private or protected anymore. Everything is transparent and available on Google. What about facial recognition? Have you had the experience before on Facebook when you are tagging people, and they are already recognised? One thing I did learn, is if you want to be published in social pages, newspaper or magazine – refrain from Instagramming and Snapchatting for the event. #SMCAKL always spoils it’s guests with flavoursome pizza, craft beer, wine & cider. Brilliant sponsors. I fell in love with the ‘Playground People’ Instagram Printer – that prints images (similar to a Polaroid, but bigger) that you upload with a hashtag. I know why I love social – it just keeps evolving and being disruptive; without predictability.
Social Media Bullying
Last night I attended #smcakl (Social Media Club, Auckland) event to hear a panel discuss “Is Social Media Anti-Social?”
What do you think?
There was a lot of talk about Charlotte Dawson’s passing and her experience with cyber bullying, on the Twitter platform.
Question: When you become famous or successful, do you somehow get more haters?
I think so, unfortunately. The forum talked about (personally) moderating your content, brand management, the pitfalls of social media and the accessibility of voice, to all.
Some people choose to reveal everything they do via social: take pictures on Instagram, microblog on Twitter, post updates on Facebook and film on SnapChat.
Where does it all stop?
Having a digital footprint is essential in today’s world, however you need to manage the content, how you communicate to followers and most importantly, don’t take the feedback too harshly. Human beings sometimes speak with no filters, is that okay?
In conclusion: social media is modern communication in the online world. Just don’t forget about the offline relationships and networking events, that keep us real.
Nocializing: Are You Guilty?
Has anyone said to you, “Can you please put your phone down, I want to talk to you?” The answer is yes – right?
Over the last 2 years, social media has taken over my life, in many ways. For instance, I always check my phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night, are you the same?
‘Nocializing’ is defined as “The act of being out in a social public setting (i.e. Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Coffee shop) and only spending time on your mobile device; not the people with or around you.” – Urban Dictionary.
Now I know (the name of) my guilty pleasure.
Just recently, my mother became extremely irate – due to the fact that I was uploading too many pictures onto Instagram, in her company.
I stopped nocializing, then.
Constantly I am reading content, tweeting, yelping, vining and blogging, without a blink of an eyelid.
Are you nocializing too?
Vintage Is My Achilles’ Heel
There is something about the ‘aesthetics’ of vintage things – whether it is (motor) scooters, tea trolleys, vinyl, burlesque-influenced wigs, tailored clothing, or quirky mirrors.
Filming today (in one of my favourite locations) was inspiringly eclectic, with majestic backdrops – from bookshelves crammed with romantic novels to kitsch furniture, dainty crockery, and dismembered mannequins.
People like Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Teese – all radiate femininity and glamour.
Buying ‘vintage’ from all over the world – is definitely dreamy.
Great cars too.
Instagram: Creating A Generation of Fauxtographers
Alex questions whether Instragram is a science, or art? What do you think? Great article:) Cheers
Image courtesy of Weighty Winds via flickr.com
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The latest social media IPhone app on the block is Pheed. Have you uploaded yet? Well I have, it’s quite something how you can share photos, texts, videos, voice notes, audio and live broadcasts, a brilliant mash-up. Express yourself, in uber amounts. Pheed is now the top social app ranked in the Apple Store, according to Forbes. Roll over Instagram, that is now owned by Facebook. The popularity exceeded expectation when a teenager called Acacia Brinley tweeted ‘@Pheed sickest app’ which created the next best thing (hype) for teens, overnight. They all opened Pheed channels within record time. Now over 1 million users, in just a few months, insanely amazing. The other thing that is good to know, is all the content you create, is yours alone. Sold to the girl who likes to express herself.