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Instagram changes terms of service, but will pro photographers flee anyway?

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Instagram says it's going to delete language from its new terms of service that caused widespreading out-freaking across the Internet.

The language we proposed ... raised [the] question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question.
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Twitter-Instagram photo war reveals new business realities of social networks

The photo-sharing turf war is escalating, with Twitter copying Instagram-like features and Instagram (owned by Facebook) no longer making its photos viewable within tweets.

No matter which company wins, users will lose.

It seems time to just accept that Facebook … Read more

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Instagram breaks records during Hurricane Sandy

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As we suspected in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, the storm and its aftermath became the most-Instagrammed news event ever with more than 800,000 photos posted.

Gizmodo blogger Sam Biddle argues that it's unethical for people to use tragic events as fodder for their Instagram photos. He says it
"...becomes a gross, crass way for people to shellack their poor taste and poorer judgment across the face of tragedy. The reality of a natural disaster is shocking and compelling enough without augmenting its color. A flooded supermarket or a demolished apartment don’t need boosted contrast. They stand on their own."
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Instagram users are posting 10 Hurricane Sandy pictures every second

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells us via a spokeswoman: "There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy -- most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors." The total photos posted as of now: PandoDaily's Sara Lacy asks whether "Hurricane Sandy ... could be Instagram’s big citizen journalism moment." (more...)
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How to curate Instagram by reposting newsworthy photos

Instagram is becoming synonymous with smartphone photography, with over 50 million users and 5 million more joining every week. Those users have snapped more than 1 billion photos of pets, nature or food, and also some news.

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The benefits, drawbacks of using camera phones as a photojournalist

The mind can sometimes play tricks on you.

After returning from a trip to Europe several months ago, I viewed some of the photos I had taken and was disappointed by how they turned out. I resolved (no pun intended) … Read more

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Geofeedia helps journalists locate real-time photos, tweets where news breaks

There are three challenges in using social media content for reporting, as Storyful’s Mark Little has written: finding it, verifying it, and figuring out the best way to publish it.

In breaking news situations, reporters often rely on text … Read more

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Photographers: Stop using Instagram to share your edited, DSLR photos

Nate Benson
Last spring Nate Benson noticed a shift in Instagram: Professional photographers were using it to share images captured by their expensive SLRs and edited in Photoshop or Lightroom, not on-the-move photos snapped with their iPhones.
Instagram is called Instagram because the service is suppose to represent the photography you took in….wait for it….an instant. To be blunt, just because you are able to upload photos from your iOS photo library doesn’t mean you should. ... We’re not dealing with UN level diplomacy here, but I strongly believe photographers should respect the intention of these social networks and ultimately enjoy them like the rest of us do and not worry about always presenting their top work that has been delicately edited for hours on end.
Earlier: Is Instagram’s social network dumbing down photography?Photojournalists miss the point of Instagram by focusing on ethics of filters

Thanks to Melissa Lyttle for pointing this out.
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What journalists should know about Instagram, bought by Facebook

A thriving social network, an imaginative content-creation app and an innovative tech startup — any one of those ought to get a journalist’s attention these days, but especially when one company combines them all.

That company certainly made Facebook take … Read more

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