Tag Photo sharing

Why Snapchat is about so much more than teens and sexting

Snapchat seems to be attracting more interest recently with more users of and more questions about the mobile sharing app which allows you to send images and text (‘Snaps’) to contacts with an ‘auto-destruct’ after a few seconds. In April, CEO Evan Spiegel announced that 150m photos were shared each day, and the app has

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Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn. Images are becoming more important in social media

Facebook has reportedly acquired Instagram for $1 billion in a mix of cash and shares. The photo-sharing service was launched in October 2010 and recently launched its Android app having been exclusively on iPhone before that. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook will be “keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying

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Facebook announces full-screen photo viewer

Today Facebook announced that they have made improvements to their photo viewer so that users will see the best photos possible. Changes such as high-resolution photos and full screen viewing will means that high quality photos could be viewed up to 4 times bigger than previously. In order to view photos full screen, users simply

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Instagram and the growing power of photography in social media

The Crimean War of the 1850s was a revolution in communication. For the first time reports from the battlefield were returned in what felt like near-real-time thanks to the electric telegraph transmitting messages in just hours rather than them having to be sent by horse across Europe. Many people complained about the impact of this

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