There are many photography social networks to participate in. Here is a short review of the five I have participated in the most.

Statistics show Flickr is experiencing a downward spiral in traffic. Given Yahoo! has put the network up for sale, Flickr may be beyond saving at this point.

Meet Joseph Mwakima, a fellow busy activating his community and inspiring change in Kenya’s Kasigau Corrdidor REDD+ Project area through word of mouth.

The new Flickr launched to much fanfare, but the PR celebration didn’t cover issues with the new interface.

Tenacity5 Media released a new eBook this morning, Visual Media: The New Content Marketing Landscape.

By taking regular photos with your smartphone, you can evolve your visual thinking.

I have decided to take ArchBishop Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge photo contest, and do a few spiritual push-ups.

In the past two weeks, Getty Images made its images available for free on a limited use basis to anyone on the Internet. The move represents a measured gesture to capture some of that social photo and content marketplace. But it’s not enough.

Everyone wants to know the most important trends of the new year for their marketing program. After reading thousands of posts and reports and sifting through corresponding data about marketing, these are my five bold predictions for 2014.

Perhaps the most noteworthy change in digital media in the recent past is the rise of visual media. From photos and now increasingly videos, we’ve seen Instagram and Pinterest become two of the top social networks, both ranked in the top 50 U.S. web sites overall by Comscore. And to boot, Facebook and Google+ have reacted making visual media core […]

Can you name this song…? vine.co/v/bJjdTLBnwx1 — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 29, 2013 There’s much ado about Vine these days. In addition to the usual porn issues, most of the controversy surrounds the video network’s six second format. Like it or not, the six second format is ideal for bandwidth constrained 4G powered devices. Marketers are already experimenting with the […]

Image by tres.jolie How’s your Instagram account treating you now? Feel better now that Instagram restored some of its original terms of service, and recommitted to observing permission marketing norms with photos? It seems like every four or five months we experience some outrageous Internet drama where tech and marketing bloggers declare the death of a brand. Instagram, Chick-fil-a, Netflix, […]

GetGlue, a social network that allows people to check-in, discuss and refer TV programs and movies, now has more than 3 million users and 500 million posts. Representing the crest of a massive wave, GetGlue embodies the spirit of the social TV trend. Social TV integrates online media experiences with traditional broadcast media, making social (and to some extent mobile) […]

I love social photography. Yes, it’s arguably the social web trend of 2012. But beyond the punditry, I just love taking, sharing and discussing pictures. Seeing so many places and great things as I go about my life, it’s hard not to be stunned at least once daily. There’s a sense of presence that comes with appreciating the beauty that […]

Some globally respected photographers and critics think Instagram destroys the integrity of quality images. Others feel the rise of Instagram pollutes traditional social network streams. Critics decry the mobile photo network because it filters most images with a vintage Poloroid look, the resulting widespread proliferation of Instaphotos across social networks, and/or the additional doctoring that occurs through a variety of […]

Jimi Hendrix Image by jbhthescots Music biz marketer Corey Biggs interviewed me five times for the book to help artists brand and market themselves. Based on those interviews, I have accumulated several branded experience marketing tips. While I have simply protested the personal brand movement in the past, it’s better to offer useful guidance to individuals. This is particularly true […]

You probably thought my Instagram post would be about the evils of Facebook, but instead I wrote a post with Jennifer Leggio on Forbes about how to survive a tech bubble. No matter what impact the Instagram deal has on my personal social media (and even on the fledgling network), what is becoming clear is a return to dangerous financial […]

Taken mid-air last night with an iPhone 4s. You may not love Flickr, Instagram or Pinterest, but you can’t deny the continuing rise of social photography. Photos dominate social media. Even on Facebook, the king of networks, people spend 17 percent of their time perusing photos according to a recent ComScore/BuddyMedia study. Whether they are retail pics “pinned” on Pinterest, […]

If you have not played with runaway hit mobile social network Instagram, you should. Yes, it’s become known as a utility for iPhone users to send pictures to Facebook and Twitter, but make no bones about it, Instagram is its own social network, and a very enjoyable one, too. In fact, it has restored my faith in the media form. […]