I think I started posting my own photos online sometime in 2002-2003. During all this time, two things have remained the same: the overall ignorance of most web users about photographic copyright and the duplicity of some social media websites in keeping their users ignorant about the topic. Most images uploaded to social media are … Continue reading Photography and social media: still a recipe for copyright issues
I reviewed Google's Backup and Sync service back in December. There were several issues with the service that I outlined in there, such as the app backing up files that it was not supposed to back up, the service counting files toward the quota even though it was supposed to compress them and allow unlimited … Continue reading A follow-up to my review of Google’s Backup and Sync
I'm writing this because I've had enough of the mindf***ing algorithms that every single social media service employs these days, in varying flavors. What do I mean? Well, have you indicated your preference for something on Facebook? Are you surprised by the fact that the posts you see are always geared toward those preferences? Are you … Continue reading Enough with the content algorithms!
Here's a video I made that points the way forward when it comes to indexing and searching our photography libraries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiVrsQnVpRQ Google has built some truly amazing object and scene recognition AI (artificial intelligence) into its Google Photos service. By comparison, the drudgery of manual keywording we currently have to do, not only after we … Continue reading How Google’s AI can eliminate the need to keyword photos
Google launched this new service in the second half of 2017. I remember being prompted by the Google Drive app to install an upgrade, and after it completed, I noticed a new app called "Backup and Sync" had been installed, and the Google Drive app had become an alias. The new app sat there unused … Continue reading A review of Google’s Backup and Sync
This May, YouTube introduced a new design to the channel page which is easier to customize and resizes itself automatically on screens of multiple sizes, be it desktops, notebooks, tablets or phones. We can customize the videos that appear on the channel page much better than ever before, making it easier for visitors to see … Continue reading The trailer for my YouTube channel
It goes without saying that Thomas Hawk loves photography. It also goes without saying that he writes about photography. In spite of all those givens, I still got a pleasant surprise when I saw that he took time out of his truly hectic schedule and went to the trouble of identifying 1,500 great photographers who … Continue reading Thank you TH!
If you use FeedBurner (which has been part of Google for a good number of years now), you probably know about the Photo Splicer feature, which allows you to merge your photo feed from services like Flickr, BuzzNet or Webshots into your site feed, providing extra content for your readers. It's a great little option … Continue reading Where’s Google Photos in this drop-down menu?
A little while ago, we heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. We immediately thought about Ligia's cooking show, Ligia's Kitchen, and what a great fit that would be for the contest. Ligia applied, but didn't think she'd win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the … Continue reading Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!
Updated 4/24/12: YouTube has greatly improved the copyright claim dispute process in recent weeks, and it seems that even copyright holders have gotten much more responsive and willing to relinquish claims falsely flagged by YouTube's Copyright ID engine. These are all good steps in the right direction! Are you a YouTube Partner? Great! Then don't … Continue reading Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos