- Pew's 2012 study on how photos and videos are used as social currency is a smart first stop if you need to better understand your audience and how it uses photos online. Here's the overall scope: "56% of internet users do at least one of the creating or curating activities we studied and 32% of internet users do both creating and curating activities." The survey looks at Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram use.
- Can this strong visual trend be monetized? You know something's strong in social media when this question arises. This post cites a recent HubSpot study showing that on Facebook pages, photo posts generate 53% more Likes and 104% more comments than average posts.
- You can put more in your Facebook page cover photo, including a non-linked URL. Find out 6 ways to take advantage of the new photo options.
- How to stop people from swiping your online photos looks at pending legislation in the UK that has some photo owners concerned. You'll find out why you should embed ownership information in your photos now, before laws and terms of service change. Sharing others' photos? Here's how to make sure you're legally sharing online photos.
- Your LinkedIn profile now lets you add photos and video to show off your skills. You don't have to be a photographer or filmmaker to use this option: Think screen grabs, shots of yourself speaking and presenting and more.
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