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Clever Networked Cameras Make Photography A Shared Experience. As a species, we sure love sharing photos.

Clever Networked Cameras Make Photography A Shared Experience

We love uploading them to Facebook, Instragram, and Flickr. We love tagging friends and we loathe an unflattering shot that someone else uploads (but we keep uploading all the same). Yet while the web has made it far easier for us to share photos, it’s more a chronicled photo album than a brand new way to document our lives with the people on this adventure with us. Take Apollon, a concept by Gordon Tiemstra that’s not just social network photography--it’s social networked photography. A Shift From the Visual. One of the perks this work is that you get to experience things a little off the beaten path – whether its remote vistas, or brushing up against personalities that wouldn’t be out of place in a Nollywood movie (or for me this week – for the first time experiencing adventure playgrounds in Tokyo through the eyes of my 20 mo/old).

A Shift From the Visual

On occasion when I’ve shared an experience with on Twitter someone replies with “a photo or you didn’t see it”. The keen researcher of human behaviour can dissect this seemingly trivial phrase in any number of ways: that in a world of almost infinite content and link bait the burden of providing proof is on the sharer; that by most metrics a photo will suffice to provide that proof; and that the statement assumes that for the sharer to provide that photographic proof is a relatively trivial barrier to entry – they will no-doubt have a camera phone and sufficient internet connectivity.

Enjoy the moment. Photo-sharing communities springing up around themes, places. Delta’s Innovation ClassApril 3, 2014 | 2:15 pmDelta’s new Innovation Class allows the influencers of tomorrow to spend a flight with a current industry leader—the airline calls it a “mentoring program at 35,000 feet.”

Photo-sharing communities springing up around themes, places

The first mentor was Pebble smart watch creator Eric Migicovsky, on his way to Vancouver for the recent TED conference, who was paired with visual artist James Patten, a 2014 TED senior fellow. The next flight, in May, will feature chef Sean Brock as he heads to the James Beard Awards.While Innovation Class isn’t the first such initiative, it’s the first to leverage existing social networks on LinkedIn, where potential seatmates apply to Delta. The program illustrates creativity in using the plethora of touch points marketers have access to and can leverage to create valuable experiences both online and off. Bring on the brie! ‘Photo booth’ app creates, prints & mails strips of snapshots. Gain instant and exclusive access to over 5,000 of the most creative ideas, innovations and startups on our database and use our smart filters to take you direct to those that are most relevant to your industry and your needs.

‘Photo booth’ app creates, prints & mails strips of snapshots

Not interested? You can still browse articles published in the last 30 days from our homepage and receive your daily and weekly fix of entrepreneurial ideas through our free newsletters. Viddy video sharing app gets 750k users, better sharing and a gorgeous web player - TNW Apps. Viddy is today announcing that its Instagram-like video sharing app for iPhone has reached 750,000 users in less than 4 months.

Viddy video sharing app gets 750k users, better sharing and a gorgeous web player - TNW Apps

According to Viddy, 70% of the videos shared through Viddy have had it’s slick video filters applied. Viddy is also launching an all-new site at Viddy.com that allows you to view your realtime stream of photos as well as comment on videos, share your profile with a vanity URL and embed videos on other sites. The Viddy app [App Store, free] has also been upgraded with a bunch of great new features that make sharing and viewing videos from the app easier.

Once you’ve shot the clip, or chosen it from your library, you can apply cool filters to the video that allow you to give it a look. These are called Production Packs, because they also include stock music that you can choose to replace your video’s audio with, or mix in at any level. The app gets a host of new features like sharing via Tumblr, SMS and email, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Kevin Systrom Says Instagram Is More Than Just A Pretty Picture. I love Instagram.

Kevin Systrom Says Instagram Is More Than Just A Pretty Picture

At first I was skeptical about yet another photo-sharing app, but as soon as I started using it I discovered an entire social network around photos. Now I check in daily for a few minutes, just to browse around through the photos of people I follow. It's just as fun as keeping up with Twitter, except there is less noise and more serendipity in my Instagram stream. I do not use many social media products beyond StockTwits and Twitter, so that says A LOT about how captivating Instagram is.

CEO Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team are exactly what you picture when thinking of scrappy startup entrepreneurs: four guys in a room. Last week on Co.Location: How Meetup Helps Online Communities In The Real World Howard Lindzon is the co-founder and CEO of StockTwits--a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. Instagram Rises as Social Web Embraces Photo Sharing.