Images from Instagram, January 2017, mostly involving sunrises, sunsets, roses, and things found lying on the ground. And you can decide whether there is one showing some attractively lit fly-tipping, or whether it is some clever postmodern art.
All shot using my iPhone SE, normally the regular camera but occasionally Camera+, with editing, and in almost all cases some filters using the excellent Snapseed app.
Nice of the 🌤️ to make a reappearance…
from Instagram: http://j.mp/2jaXQjL
Roses filter experiment #1
from Instagram: http://j.mp/2jvQyFE
Roses are pink, erm, that’s not right
from Instagram: http://j.mp/2k8W7eg
Found in Orton Longueville Wood, Peterborough
An introduction from a Business Insider article:
“Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner sat down with Andreas Dietrich of the Swiss publication Blick and discussed the issue of fake news and Facebook’s part in it.
“Döpfner believes Facebook should not have to sort out hoaxes from real news because it is a distributor of news — not a publisher.” Read more at uk.businessinsider.com
Facebook is indeed, not directly a news organisation, and clearly dealing with the sources of fake or ‘alternative’ news would be the ultimate solution.
But to ignore the amount of ‘news’ being posted, shared, and commented on by such a huge social network without acknowledging and taking some basic responsibility in blocking factually incorrect stories would be letting down it’s user base to say the least.
Have enjoyed using the Live Photos feature on the iPhone (models 6 and above), creating short little animated clips alongside a photo still.
There’s only one main drawback, in that outside of Apple’s world, you can’t simply download the file as video, they don’t appear as video files on your device. A minor irritation of being locked into Apple’s world. I see great use for journalism as well as family events.
But a few weeks ago I spotted an app Motion Stills (A Google creation) for outputting them as video files or looping GIFs, also the ability to compile multiple clips into a longer clips. Get Motion Stills here from iTunes.
A post inspired by video storytelling expert Robb Montgomery, highlighting a similar appwhich lets you easily export the Live Photo files as videos, GIFs and grab frames from the clips – plus it’s only a 6MB file size, compared to Motion Stills 33MB.
But both are handy tools if you are using LPs regularly.
A few pertinent quotes at the turn of another tumultuous year in news media from Peter Preston, in his Guardian column, an excerpt from his chapter for Last Words? How Can Journalism Survive the Decline of Print?: “..digital consumption/addiction accelerates away and social media dominate reading time and attention. One habit dies; another takes over.”
“And all of this, one crisis after another, one false dawn after another, seemed to promise some publishing nirvana just around the corner…
“To this day, only about 10% of news on the net comes with a price tag. The central competition, therefore, had to be scrabbling for advertising riches…”
“The point about looking back is that this unwinding chronicle never ends, never finds a steady state. There’s a whole new world beyond Facebook and Google out there – and only one certainty firm in the mix. However produced, however delivered, this swirling world needs facts, perceptions, arguments, reflections, hard truths. This world needs journalism.”
Original article http://j.mp/2hG1bEI, published 1 January, 2017
Good news, publishers: People will read your long stories on their phones (for two minutes, anyway)
As publishers’ tablet dreams diminish, are smartphones picking up the slack when it comes to reading long articles online? A report out from the Pew Research Center [from May 2016] tries to answer that question, and comes away with some reassuring findings: Yes, people are willing to engage with longer content (i.e., news stories over 1,000 words) on their phones.…
Seems to be various schools of thought on this, how the length of the article affects chances of being read, or being read to the end, etc.
Underlying this question, it’s quality of the content, information or writing that really counts, especially for long-tale value.
May 6, 2016 at 02:50PM
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