Three years since I started posting a picture on Flickr every day. Sometimes I forgot, but only a hand full of times, but I posted something anyway.
Only two rules.., the picture had to be taken with my iPhone and in portrait.
Later, when an app became availble for the 3G I shot some video too. When the iPhone 4 came out, shooting video in portrait was no longer an option. The 1280 x 720 resolution was too slim compared to the 640 x 480, it just looked silly.
Now.., because it has been three years I thought I would change things. Instagram does a great job at reproducing the world in a 1 to 1 ratio, a square ratio. More and more apps are playing along and it does look attractive. Furthermore, it gives me more freedom and more options.., and my photostream stays nice and tidy.
I searched for an app that could shoot square video and ToyCineCam does just that.
I think it looks quite good…
I love staying in touch with old friends and colleagues, even when they live on the other side of the world.
But that is something which I would have done anyway, in most cases.
No, it’s the strangers and their responses that intrigues me.
People seek a connection with you because of a common interest and in some cases those people become friends.., even though we’ve never met in real life (although some I actually do meet, @SchmoozyFox).
And then there’s the ‘famous’ people. I do social media at work and therefore I follow quite some people and stories, to stay on top of things, to stay informed.
Now I know the ‘gurus’ are busy people with a lot of followers and a lot of mentions and that they actually take time to reply is why I think Social Media is here to stay; (@JasonFalls, @BrianSolis and @MissDestructo for instance).
Never before was it so easy to connect with people far away or potentially out of reach.
Granted, some people will never reply or connect on a personal level.
But those that do make all the difference.
Well.., according to Wikipedia:
“A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, “scattering, dispersion”) is “the movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland” or “people dispersed by whatever cause to more than one location”, or “people settled far from their ancestral homelands”.