When Google+ Splits into Photos and Streams

googleplus-buttonWhen Google decides to change one of their brands, everyone in social media needs to be on alert. For example, Sundar Pichai, who is the senior VP of products at Google, told Forbes that plans are in place to split up the Google+ brand into two difference services. The two are said to be Photos and Streams. The Photos portion is probably going to be more like Instagram and the Streams will most likely be social media feeds and posts that you can send for Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The company has not made an official announcement yet, but when they do, it will be big news.

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Posted On 12 Apr 2015

Amazing Photos From Around the World on Instagram

JMullenInstagramWith over 150 million people on Instagram snapping photos, we’re bound to see some amazing imagery, right? YES! There are so many interesting photos being shared with people, it’s like you’re right there with them in that special moment. One such talented Instagrammer is CNN journalist, Jethro Mullen, in Hong Kong. Jethro has been taking pictures of architecture, skyscrapers, places and events all around Hong Kong and beyond and has been posting his photos on Instagram for everyone to see. So, Social Media TAB checked back into Jethro’s Instagram page to see how things we’re going and we were amazed at his progress. Here are some images you can find on Jethro’s Instagram page.JMullen2InstagramJMullen3Instagram

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Posted On 29 Dec 2013

7 Tumblr Tips for Photographers

By Harrison Jacobs

Tumblr gets a lot of flack from photographers. Like Pinterest, it is seen as the bane of true photographers; a place where images get shared without credit (gasp!). As a social media network, it is one of the most powerful. It boasts over 108 million blogs on every sort of topic imaginable. The reason to be on Tumblr is its highly engaged community. Posts are shared, reblogged, liked and commented on with great frequency.Unlike other blogging platforms that act primarily on the media side of the phrase “social media,” Tumblr throws focuses on the social. For this reason, Tumblr is a great way to build your web presence quickly. For photographers, using Tumblr can get more eyeballs on your website and show potential clients that you are tech and social media savvy.To get started on Tumblr, check out this how-to. Once you’re set up, here are seven tips to help you Tumblr like a pro, while growing your photographic brand.

1. Use Photos
Unsurprisingly, Tumblr is a visual medium. Think of it like a Twitterized version of WordPress. You can share any type of content that you want including text, photos, quotes, links, chat, audio or video. However, the most shared and liked content is photos. According to Dan Zarella at Hubspot, 83 percent of Tumblr posts are photo posts. Are you starting to see why Tumblr is so powerful for photographers? Most users do not create their own content. They share it. And what do they share? Photos. By becoming a content creator and adding your original photographs to the content pool, you are already a leader among Tumblr users. Let’s let Zarella drive this point home. Here are two more findings from his study on Tumblr:

Tumblr Photo Stats - SocialMediaTAB.com

Tumblr Photo Stats – SocialMediaTAB.com

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Posted On 24 Jul 2013