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WarrenPrice

« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2009, 11:16 »
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I don't know how relevant this is to anyone else but it convinced me.  I'm a sports photographer ... motocross in particular.  I do an occasional assignment for Racer X Magazine or Cycle News.  I just went to Racer X Online to check the news and ...

The news was that they are now a Twitter Member. 

http://twitter.com/racerxonline

If Magazines are selling there ... why not pictures? 


« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2009, 13:03 »
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Thanks for the posting Sharply_Done.  I had been meaning to check it out.  I'm now signed on to Twitter and already can see some value in it.   I think it will be a little like my cell phone.  It works really great when I remember to turn it on.  :)

« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2009, 13:58 »
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What exactly is it? Another network?

digiology

« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2009, 21:15 »
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I am hoping it's just a fad.  :-\

« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2009, 23:22 »
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We've just entered the whole Twitter thing also haha! For the time being we are just helping users out if they have any problems and also to make mini announcements.

Feel free to follow us at http://www.twitter.com/123rf [nofollow] :)

« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2009, 02:47 »
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I am hoping it's just a fad.  :-\

Sure, like trains, cars, space travel and the internet. They all will go sooner or later.  ;D

« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2009, 07:20 »
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I heard of Twitter before, but never been on the site. Saw this post here, and went to Twitter. I will try it for a while
 
http://twitter.com/Cvdijk

« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2009, 07:24 »
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zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2009, 10:10 »
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http://twitter.com/zymmetrical

We all snickered at first but it's a fine medium for news tidbits that are worthwhile mentioning, but not worth coming up with a news or blog post about.   

WarrenPrice

« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2009, 11:18 »
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What exactly is it? Another network?


I kept waiting for someone to answer your question.  I am intrigued by the social sites popping up everywhere.  My friend, who is an SEO specialist, swears by them.  I'm curious.  and, to try answering your question ... I think it all started with MySpace and YouTube.  They became so popular that the BigBucksGuys jumped in and that caused a rush to imitate or improve upon them.  Twitter is one of the better-known, more successful.  Not sure if they are really similar, but FaceBook might be another.  Like Flemish Dreams said, you ain't gonna beat 'em, might as well jump in.   ;D

zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2009, 15:57 »
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Twitter = currently also behind on their submissions. ;)

Twitter is over capacity.
Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.


See, even 140 characters of text adds up with programming. :)


EDIT: They've now added a comforting graphic:
« Last Edit: March 24, 2009, 16:02 by zymmetrical »

« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2009, 21:02 »
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In a nutshell... in my opinion...

Twitter is like an open chat room.  There are millions (billions??) online, and able to see whatever you post.  You have a character limit of 140, so whatever you say, including link, has got to fit. 

The trick is getting them to see you.  When you "follow" people, then you can see what they say.  When they follow you, they can see what you say.  You can type out into the void, but the possibility that someone will pick you up is very small.  So, in a way, yes.  It is another networking thing.

Hope that explains it a bit more.
Gebbie  ( @RGebbiePhoto, @MrsRGPhoto )

« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2009, 00:40 »
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2009, 02:02 »
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You can follow us at : http://twitter.com/studiofoxy

Mikko / Studio Foxy

« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2009, 15:00 »
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just signed up with twitter http://twitter.com/travismanley

I have been playing around with photo sharing sites to generate interest in my site and photography. It seems like most of the contacts I get from Flickr are only interested in using my photos if the price is right ($0.0), I tell people they can buy my stuff for under a dollar at most stock sites and they are just not interested.

Dont make the mistake of watermarking your stuff like I did, just upload low res versions.

« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2009, 16:23 »
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Anyone using Picasa? I uploaded some stuff, here is my link. http://picasaweb.google.com/twcdm.com/TwcdmStockPhotography?feat=directlink

I dont really get it, is it supposed to be like Flickr?

graficallyminded

« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2009, 08:20 »
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twitter is shenanigans
« Last Edit: July 22, 2011, 10:58 by PhotoPhan »

Moonb007

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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2009, 16:01 »
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I'm getting quite a lot of value out of Twitter. I'm following quite a few people from MSG, but if there are any more, it would be cool to create a list in this thread.  Here's the MSG people I'm currently following:

http://twitter.com/microstockgroup (obviously)
http://twitter.com/yanikphoto
http://twitter.com/crestock
http://twitter.com/yuriarcurs
http://twitter.com/forgiss
http://twitter.com/sharply_done
http://twitter.com/andresrphotos (Andres Rodriguez)
http://twitter.com/lookstat
http://twitter.com/sjlocke
http://twitter.com/veerupdate
http://twitter.com/melking_
http://twitter.com/imagerevolver
http://twitter.com/bobbigmac  (PicNiche)
http://twitter.com/mattantonino  (Niltomil)
http://twitter.com/JonathanJRoss
http://twitter.com/loongirl
http://twitter.com/hospitalera

These are just the active MSG members that I've found. There's plenty of other microstock people and agencies you may wish to follow. Use the list of accounts I'm following to get you started: http://twitter.com/microstock/friends

Who else?


FYI, you can find me on there too:  http://twitter.com/Moonb007

« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2009, 16:31 »
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Humpf, madelaide was already taken.

Tell me when you find something useful out of it, and then I'll join.  Can you believe I have never even entered Orkut or Facebook?

Regards,
Adelaide

tan510jomast

« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2009, 09:45 »
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I just opened my own twitter under this username, but I am still at a loss what good it can be for my stock photos. What do you do with twitter anyway?
I've added 2 follows this far...
So now what?  excuse this greenhorn, as I am not really too conversant with all these newage webstuff, but I just thought I join the crowd  ;D

But seriously, I do like to hear from someone who knows what to do to take advantage of twitter. PM me here or at twitter if you feel like writing. cheers
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 09:47 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2009, 10:16 »
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WarrenPrice

« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2009, 13:08 »
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I just opened my own twitter under this username, but I am still at a loss what good it can be for my stock photos. What do you do with twitter anyway?
I've added 2 follows this far...
So now what?  excuse this greenhorn, as I am not really too conversant with all these newage webstuff, but I just thought I join the crowd  ;D

But seriously, I do like to hear from someone who knows what to do to take advantage of twitter. PM me here or at twitter if you feel like writing. cheers

Don't PM.  I want to hear (see) the answer to this too.  I just created my Facebook page but haven't figured that one out either.  Can we please get some expert input?
...Should we start a new thread?
Warren

zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2009, 14:07 »
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Case in point, I just posted at http://twitter.com/zymmetrical:

"Buyer request: civilians wearing surgical masks ala 'swine flu'. First person to upload an accepted shot gets homepaged."

Twitter is useful for timely updates at the very least - follow your favourite minds and let them keep you updated. If someone keeps updating on what they ate for lunch or random stuff, simply unfollow.     

Tip o' the day: let's say you are a nature photographer, and are interested in your peers, as they come online in Twitter. Go to www.google.com/alerts/, and use the following as your alert criteria:

(intitle:Nature Photographer * on twitter OR intitle:Nature Photographer * on twitter OR intext:bio Nature Photographer OR intext:bio Nature Photographer OR intext:bio * Nature Photographer OR intext:bio * Nature Photographer) site:twitter.com

You will get (your choice) live or daily updates of new people coming online with Twitter and can check them out and if they seem ok then you can follow them. Replace the phrase 'Nature Photographer' with your job description of choice.

For Facebook- that's a whole other can of worms and i'm afraid to say it's just not ADD enough for a young guy like myself, too many options. I think Twitter hit the nail on the head with the simplicity part - an idea virus needs to be simple to spread.

« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2009, 14:23 »
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digiology

« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2009, 15:00 »
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i broke down and joined last week.

www.twitter.com/lclark360


 

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