Posts Tagged ‘Instagram’

Pingram

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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TIN IT OR BIN IT is your weekly social media need-to-know.

Hot off the press we deliver the week’s most ground breaking social media news,
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Tin It Or Bin It – 23 March 2012 – Pingram

This week we are looking at Pingram, an exciting startup that unites two of the hottest networks in one – Pinterest and Instagram. The new site, created by Gennaro Varriale, allows you to view Instagram photos in the same way you would browse through pins on Pinterest. There is also talk of upcoming Facebook Timeline integration and a cleaner interface.

The site is in Beta just now, but if it takes off, Instagram users who sign up could see their work showcased to a much wider audience; which is great news for Instagram photographers looking to share their creations.

Photo-sharing sites are now the most popular social media outlets in terms of referral traffic and popularity. Pinterest has even overtaken Twitter in traffic (with more people sharing and clicking links to other sites on Pinterest), and it has outpaced Google Plus, LinkedIn and YouTube combined. With stats like that, it’s no wonder Varriale has tapped into this market.

To protect against privacy, the site has chosen to disable the ability to pin non-Pingram users’ photos, so unfortunately if you are not a Pingram user, your Instagram photo will just show up as a thumbnail. While it may be inconvenient for some, this seems to be a wise move by Varriale following on from the recent privacy troubles Pinterest have faced.

The site is not an original idea by any means, but platforms like these provide people with new ways to create and share online, and help develop communities and connections with others.

Pingram is a Tin It.

Hashpix

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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TIN IT OR BIN IT is your weekly social media need-to-know.

Hot off the press we deliver the week’s most ground breaking social media news,
oh-no-you-didn’t stories, tips you can’t afford to miss or simply our opinion on trends in the digital landscape.

Lastly, we’ll tell you whether it’s tin material or bin material!

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Tin It Or Bin It – 2 March 2012 – Hashpix

Newly launched, Brooklyn based Hashpix allows you to buy limited edition photos from the best Instagram photographers.

For photography lovers it’s a great (and legal!) way to purchase cool, creative images, and for the photographers, it’s a great platform to make some extra money and showcase some of their best work. You can choose between three sizes of prints and can turn them into posters, postcards, magnets and anything else that takes your fancy.

Founder Jason Culbertson, said: “These fans love their photos, and the photographers should be able to make money by continuing to do what they do every day.”

Photographers just apply through the Hashpix website and submit photos for sale. If chosen, Hashpix just take 30% of profits after the printing costs, with the photographer keeping the rest.

Not everyone can apply though; photographers need to be an active Instagram user and have a large fanbase who interact with their photos.

Hashpix have started out by selling photos from 12 of the most popular Instagram photographers, but as it grows and builds its members it will continue to add more to its roster.

We think this is a great idea and we can’t wait to see more of the collection as it rolls out.

Hashpix is a Tin It.


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