Another day, another story in the Wall Street Journal of how the photos we post to our social media accounts are being used without our knowledge. That picture of your first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season, your kid eating Pringles, that Diet Coke can in your hand at the neighbourhood picnic: they're all being rounded up by companies such as Ditto Labs and used to know more about you so companies can best target ads or conduct research.
In yesterday's post I mentioned that I wanted to learn how to insert pictures into a Blogher post - whelp, I think I have it down!Learning the process involved finding a tutorial, setting up a Flickr account and finding free art (thanks, Kozzi!).If a photo of a "happy Black woman face" appears in this post, then I've got it. If not ...more
Imagine you are a photographer. You backup your photos via flickr so you can also easily share them on your blog. Now imagine you find someone stealing your work! You report the offending flickr account as you are told to do. You imagine it will be taken care of. Now imagine you attempt to login the next day and find that they deleted your account instead. Sadly, that's what happened to one photoblogger.
In our current world of arty photo angles and red-hot Twitter avatars, it's increasingly difficult to find images of real women looking ... real. Maybe it's our Photoshop-happy media culture. Maybe it's our fear of showing what we view as our flaws. Maybe it's that we, as women -- wives, partners, mothers, friends, photographers -- are so often behind the camera instead of in front of it. But for us, as we attempt to illustrate the raw and gripping posts of our Own Your Beauty initiative, it's ... frustrating. Where are all the photos of real women?
Add Your Photos to BlogHer 10 Slideshows
You might have seen some of our slideshows from BlogHer Conferences past and we have plans to create a whole bunch of slideshows for BlogHer 10. We'll have one big slideshow, a slideshow of party attendees, sessions, speakers, expo hall exhibits and more.
Here's how you can add your photos to the BlogHer 10 Slideshows:
Flickr is a popular website for various forms of photo-sharing, storage and inspiration. Some people assume that it is merely a place to store and share photos online. Trust me, as a long-time Flickr "lovr," I can tell you that it's so much more.
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