I can already hear the hackles rising on the back of some necks and to be fair, mine did when I heard this. Yes, someone actually said this…. OK, to be more accurate I overheard a heard a conversation on a bus where a guy said “people who can take photos do, but people who can’t just use apps to make them look less sh*t - it’s lying” (frankly I think my more succinct version is…Continue
"The lessons we are learning from Instagram and other social media channels is to avoid any ham-fisted attempt to acquire such wide licence rights from your users in relation to their UGC."
Following on from the discussions about this last week, I saw this article from the Guardian which specifically tackles the thorny issue of companies wanting to "monetise" (I truly despise that word) user generated…Continue
The decline of Instagram turned it from being a vibrant community of remarkable photographers and creativity to a mass of crap shots of painted nails, tweet grams and ripped off photos of 1 Direction. Some blamed opening Instagram up to Android users, others blame Facebook (although let’s be fair,…Continue
A few years back I knew a Big Issue seller called Martin. He always had a kind word, a smile and always wished everyone well. He & I would chat most days. He was ex-military man who had never really come to terms with life on Civvy Street but had found a way to…Continue