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Peep Into These 8 Instagram Accounts

2017-01-10

Art galleries are not affordable for everyone, not to mention the amount of time and effort that one has to invest in order to find the perfect one. Here enters Instagram; it’s easy, quick, just a few clicks away and free! Art doesn’t always need to be very structured and formal; it can be little dewdrops you see on wild weeds or a dandelion on your regular newspaper- and if one wants to see the beauty in daily things and share them instantly with her followers, Instagram is the place. Give a visit to the profiles of these 8 Instagram artists and find out how they are living their life; you have my assurance of finding them interesting.

  • Evoca1: A Dominican artist based in Miami, Evoca1 is a self-taught urban artist/activist who beautifully amalgamates humanity and art. Check out his amazing graffiti and life-sized paintings on his Instagram wall and for more you can also follow sketchesformankind.com. Evoca1 is also the brand ambassador for @Liquitexofficial and @winsornewton_usa and he is doing some great work around.
  • daleast: unique in every way imaginable, daleast’s work is avant-garde if you ask me. He uses dark base and bright edges to make his art look life-like; they seem to be jumping out of the canvas any moment now. I also find his creation to be very soothing and have a calming effect on me and I hope you feel the same.
  • Daniel Arsham: architectural art isn’t a new thing but Daniel Arsham does more than that. His modern designs and contemporary outlook make it worth watching out for. Daniel wraps the most regular and basic things of your life in quirky foils and presents them to you in a way you may have never imagined before.
  • Pixel Pancho: Robots meet art in Pixel Pancho’s creations. “Animal, Plant and Robot! Human kills them all” – with this tagline in his bio, the artist presents a blend of quirkiness and intricate detailing in his creations.
  • Oleknyc: this conceptual crochet artist explores sensuality, feminism and the development of communication through colors. Check out her pink house which is a beautiful piece of crochet work and explore her unorthodox creations.
  • Ryan McGinness: This man is wild. From his haircut experience to his deep dark secrets, he shares it all on Instagram. Typographical phrases and abstract pieces once dominated his work but this guy is pretty versatile; from acrylic maquette to porcelain and digital painting, Ryan explores it all. Take a peek at his journey and enjoy this artist’s madness!
  • Michael Kagan: The painter is obsessed with outer space human efforts and portrays how rocket-science (don’t take it literally) affects human beings. Winner of the best Art Vinyl of 2013, Michael was commissioned to create three paintings for Smithsonian.
  • Petra Collins: Petra Collins is an enigma to most people and hard to digest as well. This twenty-three year old has achieved a lot in much less a time (I feel ashamed of myself for being the lazy oaf I am!). Check out her brazenly feminist Instagram account and don’t blame me for not warning you; she might make you feel uneasy or intrigued-it depends on how you look at life.
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Top Models on Instagram

2017-01-03

The way the modeling game has turned today, you’re only as good and famous as how many followers you have on the social media. Creating minor online celebrities online, instagram has exploded in popularity over the past few years. By simply just sharing their daily routines and lifestyles young men and women alike have accumulated millions of followers. The most popular of these are the female models, who rack hundreds and thousands of likes on professional instagram photo-shoots in order to increase their fame and money-making potential further. No doubt, these females are hot but also talented who create huge digital empires with nothing more than a Smartphone. The list consists of a mixture of up-and-coming instagram stars and also established hotties who are no doubt worth a follow.

Living the dream, these girls make money from Instagram. They hold modeling career and travel the world with their unbelievably attractive companions, all this as a full-time job. These girls profiles are filled with gym selfies, stunning beach pictures and also posing in front of a beautiful backdrop. They show a life completely different from average person’s instagram. To create the perfect snap, they use meticulous chosen filters and angels on the photo. This increases the popularity of their account and boosts them further into fame. Here are some top hottest models on Instagram you definitely need to follow this year:

This beauty has already accumulated a huge fan following which is 241,000 to be precise. She is a model as well a blogger living the life in Miami. She was born there and raised. She is of Cuban and Spaniard decent thus giving her great genetics to pursue her career in modeling. On her instagram page you’ll usually find her bikni modeling photos and night outs in the famous clubs of Miami. She is beauty with brains. She studies Public Relations and Marketing at college along with maintaining a huge popular modeling career and also managing her extremely successful instagram page.

In the fashion and beauty pages of the magazine, she has appeared multiple times. The Polish Star is on top of her modeling career and is the head of the biannual magazine 25. Most recently has released a shoe range, collaborating with designer Giuseppe Zanotti. After signing up to instagram, not long after that, the model had her account closed. There was indecent exposure after posting too many photos of herself topless. Anja Rubik took to twitter with the following phrase, “Don’t fear the nipple.” Finally she has succeeded in re-opening her account and now is more careful. She continues to toe the line by posting provocative pictures of herself.

She is indeed a very fit woman. She is a social media guru who is promoting healthy eating along with active living on her accounts. By far, she is the most followed person on this list. Everytime she posted her picture of her yoga-pantsed posterior she would gain 5,000 new followers. She lives in New York.

She is an American born model and has 758,000 fans on instagram. She is showing off the life of rich and famous. She is from Irish and is 23 year old.

This tattoed hottie is very famous on instagram, she brings a fresh twist to modeling on instagram. She resides in LA and is a model, photographer as well as blogger.

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Snapchat Incorporates a New Set of Features for a Better User Experience

2016-12-27

Snapchat is one of the most commonly used social media apps on both android and iOS devices. It provides a number of features to keep the users engaged and make the app more interesting for them. Recently, a set of new features has been added to Snapchat that are expected to make your experience with the app even more interesting.

You can now prioritise your friends on Snapchat. You can select that particular friend whose story you want to watch instead of the earlier Auto Advance feature where the stories use to appear automatically one after the other.

In order to create your playlist based on your friend’s stories, you simply need to tap on the thumbnails beside your friends’ names. Next, you need to press the ‘play’ button on the screen in order to complete the creation of the playlist.

A new feature related to Face Swap has also been added recently. Face Swap, as you must know, allows you to change your face with another one. This Face Swap comes with some new facilities in the latest update of Snapchat.

There are certain hidden features too. For example, one can send his or her location. On typing a specific address into the chat, it is displayed in the card that is deep linked into Google or Apple Maps app.

You will also find a hidden search feature for the perfect sticker. This indirectly helps you to use the right sticker while chatting with your friends. The stickers that you will get will depend on the keywords types by you.

The Snapchat users will also be able to view and search links. These links can now be viewed without leaving the app by using the in-app browser. After doing this, one would be required to leave the browser and come back to the chat.

Another thing that you would be able to do is to share a number of photos at the same time. And for a change, all of these photos will be present in your chat history unlike the previous versions of Snapchat where the previous ones used to get deleted.

You can even share videos while chatting. A video with doodle, motion-tracking emoji or text can even be shared. You can also detect whether your friend is online at the same time as you.

In this new version of Snapchat, there are new selfie lenses as well. You can choose from an option of ten different lenses. A rotation of lenses also takes place on a regular basis. In order to use the Snapchat lenses you need to open up the camera, tap on your face and then choose the ideal lense for yourself.

You can select any lense that draws your attention such as the flower crown, doggy ears, hippie sunglasses and so on.

Enjoy Snapchat in a better way with this host of features!

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YouTube

YouTube Undergoes Developments… A Number of New Feautres are Being Added

2016-12-09

YouTube, the website that is highly popular among internet users across the world still continues maintain the undisputed #1 site for uploading and viewing videos. However, it has been receiving challenges from the other forms of social media who are grabbing a major share of the commercial videos and emerging as threats to YouTube in the world of social media marketing.

As a result, YouTube is now developing some new features that would help it to retain its position in the world of social media marketing. Some of the new developments in YouTube that will benefit the users in a great way are described below:

  • Displaying Notifications: As we all know, YouTube has a large number of channels displaying contents of various types in which the different users will find interest. A user subscribes to a channel that he likes.

The latest technology will allow them to receive notifications from the channels that they have subscribed to, and thus get informed of a new video that is posted in their favourite channels.

  • A Variety of Cards: A variety of cards, such as the channel cards are being developed which will help the users to promote contents, carry on merchandise, collect funds and serve other purposes. The cannel card which will allow you to share different stuffs with your friends in the other channels of YouTube.
  • Filtering of Comments: YouTube has decided to filter comments and display only the relevant ones which add value to the users or are acceptable to everyone. Junk comments, which make the users feel distracted and irritated at times will be prevented from being posted.
  • Easier Subscriptions: The users will find it easy to subscribe to the different channels of YouTube. The new developments with respect to the subscriptions will also allow the users to decide whom they would allow to be subscribed and whom they will not.
  • Faster Creator Studio App: This app will help the creators to develop their contents in a better way and also make their decisions optimized. It will also allow them to interact with the users in a better way.
  • Video Management Features: It is now possible to manage the videos even while you are travelling. You will also be allowed to enable or disable monetization on your videos and update custom thumbnails from your mobile phone.
  • A Better View: In order to offer a better view of a particular location, YouTube has made provisions for 3D videos and 360-degree views. These features will help you to view things along all the dimensions of the location under consideration.
  • Creator Community: The creators in YouTube badly needed to have a forum of their own. And a new initiative taken by YouTube has made this possible. They are now being able to discuss matters and establish a unity among themselves.

With these features, YouTube is all set to make both the user and creator experience even better!

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Linkedin Learning – Videos to Boost Your Career

2016-11-29

The business and employment-oriented social networking service, LinkedIn, has now acquired Lynda.com at a hefty $1.5 billion which means now you can also upgrade your skill set through videos on the same platform you showcase your professional skills! Lynda.com specializes in offering learning videos on a monthly fee basis. Lynda.com had specialized in developing and marketing learning videos for more than 15 years. Originally the focus was on training courses for software programs like and Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel and the likes. But in recent years, Lynda.com increasingly expanded its presence in the business area, with learning videos on marketing and strategy. It seems for now that this collaboration will prove to be quite productive: with Lynda.com’s 9000 videos available to 450 million LinkedIn users it will be possible to know about an individual’s work experience, skills, contacts and now even the videos she checks out and in how frequently.

You can now learn skills from over 1000 business courses to help you gain that extra edge over your contemporaries. In the U.S. it has now become a standard practice for HR officers and company managers to look into the LinkedIn profiles of employees before their personnel files. LinkedIn Learning can soon make synced LinkedIn profiles with a professional learning video library a yardstick for professional development programmers in companies. Discover and develop skills with recommendations based on your LinkedIn profile, learn on your mobile devices even when you are offline and you get to learn all these from industry experts with real-world experience.

Build skills for leadership, communication, online marketing, project management, productivity tools and more with the new LinkedIn learning feature. Not only that, you also get to offer IT training on networks, business intelligence, big data and a wide range of essential applications. Inspire learning in design, video, 3D animation and photography and much more. LinkedIn experts curate content into series of courses on dozens of topics so that the learners can stay current. They can also use data-driven insights to assemble their own series, providing learners with truly individualized instruction. Trends and technology are always evolving; LinkedIn Learning provides 24/7 service for thousands of up-to-date and cost-effective business, creative and technology skills training videos designed for both desktop and mobile learning. LinkedIn users can avail all these for a monthly fee of only $25, while LinkedIn Premium members get free access. Currently, most videos are offered in English, but a drive has been created for the production of German, Japanese and Spanish contents as well.

LinkedIn learning can very well prove to be a new revolution in the world of professional skills if this idea is harnessed right.

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Technology

A Number of Social Media Apps are Flooding the Digital World!

2016-11-23

Social Media platforms are always competing against each other. Apps cater to the needs of the Internet users across the world and they are super easy to use as well. Social media platforms are used more actively than ever by Canadians and about 56.7 % adults use them actively. There has been a rise in the use of instant messaging apps as well as other apps that serve various needs of the connected consumers. Certain latest apps are creating waves in the digital world due to their user-friendly nature. A few of them are mentioned below:

  1. Anchor: This app is mainly for podcasters who want to be heard but they have not felt comfortable while using other mediums. Hence they have found a community in Anchor, the free iPhone app. This app makes the job of broadcasting short audio clips easier and it is done in a matter of a few seconds reaching out to a global audience. The listeners can join in the action by providing replies to the clips and feedback too. The users can also listen to authentic humor, knowledge as well as inspiration and debates from the global collective of personalities of Anchor. Also, Anchor provides a great opportunity for the businesses to listen as well as engage in the conversation in the form of collaborative podcasting which is opposed to generic podcasting.
  2. Yo: This is an iPhone app which leads the group of notifications based on context. The app has been redesigned in order to be a content notification clearinghouse. The app is so beneficial that it allows its users to send push notifications to other users who are present in the app in the form of “Yo”! The user base of the app is over 1 million. Publishers have used Yo for the purpose of delivering updates from the election of November 2015. One can also use the app for ordering pizzas, getting deliveries after shopping or even to pick up laundry when it is ready.
  3. Viber: Worldwide, this app has 664 million users. The simplified emojis as well as stickers have provided the young generation with novel ways of communicating with each other. It is one of the most prominent instant messaging apps in the market nowadays. The app has also allowed its users to follow the conversations of celebrities, brands as well as sports personalities. One of the biggest examples of the publishers using this app is Buzzfeed. Brands can also incorporate their own opinion in the form of promotional sticker packs.
  4. Vimeo: Having 100 million users, this is the first video sharing site which has the potential to support high definition videos. The users mainly include professionals from the creative industry, which are basically people like the filmmakers, photographers as well as marketers. The primary focus of these people is to display the production quality if their videos. This app has customized branded player and premium users have the option of replacing the Vimeo logo with theirs.

These apps constitute the future of the digital world undoubtedly.

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Twitter

Little Twitty Bird Wants To Grow Up

2016-11-20

Twitter was a huge hit when it first hit the market; with its quirky concept and the need for a social media other than Facebook twitter was soon a raging hit among all the social media lovers. So when they released their public offering in 2013 the expectations were high. And twitter was doing pretty well for some time after which things started going downhill. Now we don’t know whether the public offering got such a response because of the tricky little game that ‘expectations’ always play or twitter was actually worth that price.

Running out of fresh ideas to keep your customers interested is a big concern in the social media game circle. Introducing video clips, GIFS and periscope broadcasts clearly don’t seem enough (although community polling is a real cool idea if you ask me.). So here are all the new things that twitter is doing to buckle itself up,

  • Expressing more in 140 characters: if you’re thinking that they are increasing the character limit then no, they are merely letting a few features to not “use up” those valuable characters. Replies, media attachments, retweet and [email protected] won’t be counted under the 140 character constraint.

 

  • Making twitter accessible for the visually impaired: individual websites were long using ‘screen reader’ or ‘Braille display’ to get over this situation but now twitter has officially added the “accessibility” feature to help people add a descriptive text to the images.

 

  • Uncropped and multiview photos: with Instagram and Snap chat taking over Twitter’s market, Dorsey had to do something about photos.

 

  • More anti-harassment features: we all know how brutal people can get on Twitter. A little nudge is all it requires to make twitter-users go nuts over a situation and things get pretty filthy at times. High school bullies are enough, we don’t want them here as well. Period!

But still, these are not proving to be enough. Jack Dorsey is desperately looking for a merger and he isn’t getting one; that can’t be good news what with the $103 million loss this quarter. Alphabet and Salesforce have both turned Dorsey down, stating Twitter isn’t a good fit for their group. We heard a little something about Walt Disney Co. showing interest but nothing materialized. So the newest strategy that Twitter is taking to get over the loss and achieve efficiency is the age old ‘pink-slip’ strategy. 9% of Twitter’s work force is going to be cut down according to new reports. Twitter’s user count is already decreasing, the revenue that Twitter obtains comes from advertisement and it doesn’t seem enough to maintain 3,860 employees. Increasing long-term shareholder value is what Twitter is aiming for now and with no partners (read buyers) agreeing to collaborate with Twitter a 3k workforce doesn’t seem necessary. Dorsey claims this strategy to be working although a certain market research firm has claimed that Twitter’s share will go further down by 2020. Let’s see if cutting employees makes our favorite bird soar high up again.

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Facebook, How Tos

How to Use Facebook to Market Your Brand?

2016-11-10

With more than billion users, Facebook is certainly the best social networking website over the internet. If stats are to be believed, then one in seven persons across the world is on Facebook. This makes it a perfect place to connect with people and provide a good platform for the business owners to market and promote their brand. But promoting your brand over Facebook is not as easy as it looks. There are many things that are required to effectively promote your page. Here are some of the tricks that can be helpful for you.

Create a Facebook Page

Facebook Page is your identity over the website. Creating a page effectively is very important and which is why proper attention should be paid in creating the page. Usually a Page looks a lot similar to the any profile over the Facebook but is the identity for businesses and brands.

A page should be interactive with the audience and reflect the image of your brand. Regularly updating the page and brand logo as profile page is very important to create a positive image in the minds of your followers.

Make interactions

Creating a page is not enough as you will have to interact with your audience to ensure that you are into the minds of your audience. Creating content is very important to stay in the minds of the users. When you regularly update your website, all your followers will get the update on their timeline which can be very effective in keeping your brands in the minds of other users. This can also be very effective in ensuring that all your new policies and schemes are marketed in a very effective manner to the customers.

Leverage Friends of fans

If you are looking for new customers then the best way to attract them is through their friends. Any new customer is more likely to give a try to your business if any of their friends are already using it. Facebook allows you to leverage word of mouth for the purpose of promoting your business. Also whenever anyone posts something on you page all their friends will know that they have posted on your page in the news feed. For this purpose, creating content which is interactive with the users is very important. A post which will ask questions or force user to write a comment or share is very important. This gives an idea that you have a wide reach and ensure that more and more people are attracted to your page.

Consider Facebook Advertising

Facebook advertising is the best way to promote your business over Facebook. There are different types of advertising provided by Facebook which lets you position your advertisement in the news feed of the users. This brings you right in the eye of the users and there are high chances of them liking your page and starting following you. You can either advertise about your Facebook page or directly about your website. Whenever anyone clicks on that particular advertisement, they will be directly taken to your website or Facebook Page.

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Facebook

Employees Can Now Use Facebook Effectively at Their Workplace

2016-11-04

‘Facebook at Work’ is an initiative by Facebook which is meant for helping the working professionals to remain active in Facebook even during work. It has been officially launched now and is known by the name ‘Workplace’. Analysts predict that the owners of Facebook will not observe much monetary gains from this. The expected financial income by the end of the year 2017 amounts to just $36.7 billion. However, it has certain indirect benefits associated with it.

Even before the launch of ‘Workplace’, several organizations had been trying it out using the Beta mode. Lots of users from reputed organizations like the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Scandinavian Carrier Telenor have been happy to use it.

First of all, it helps the employees from the same company to communicate among themselves in an effective way. This makes the application at par with some others like Altassian, Jive, Yammer and Chatter. It is a well-known fact that a clear business communication is essential for the prosperity of a business. And business communication is made easy with the help of this initiative by Facebook.

Workplace can be accessed in two different ways- you can either login from own profile or can combine the two and shift from personal to professional mode whenever required.  The best thing is that the two profiles (personal and professional) are completely separated and you can be assured of the fact that the feeds from your personal life will not be visible in your professional corner. The reverse of this is also not likely to occur. This keeps your personal and professional lives separated and makes your Facebook experience better.

Workplace, however, is a bit expensive to be afforded by everyone. The first thousand Monthly Active Users are being charged at a rate of $3/month. The next 2000 will be charged at a rate of $2/month.

It is believed that Workplace still has a lot to be covered in order to be at par with its competitor. Its competitors (whose names have been mentioned earlier) allow a lot of plugins and other additional features. They are also integrated with different third-party applications.  It’s not that Workplace has not been integrated to third-party applications and is detached from plugins, but it still has a long way to go.

But how will Workplace benefit Facebook???

Researchers remark that it will lead to an increased usage of Facebook in the place where it is not normally used, that is, the workplace. And among these people who will use it in their workplace, there are many potential customers for the brands who advertise through fb. So, you can guess how this increased user base will help in expanding the business.

So this is all you needed to know about Workplace. To use Workplace, a company must be subscribed to it first. Individual users cannot use it unless the company is entitled to it.

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Technology

Mobile Dating App Bumble Takes Greater Strides

2016-11-01

Though initially popular as a dating app, Bumble is now taking things to a greater level and is exploring the professional world too! Its new section called Bumblebizz is meant for connecting its users in the business world. Though the basic platform of Bumble would remain the same and people will be free to date through this app, Bumblebizz will come as a separate section to establish connection with the co-employees. So, the users will be able to switch between the dating and the professional world. It is a great idea since people will want their dating profile and professional profile to remain separate.

Bumblebizz is expected to be somewhat like LinkedIn. It will connect people from the same field of work and living in the same geographical location. Bumble claims itself to be a believer of women empowerment. And this is the factor that still remains intact in its professional section too. Women still have the advantage of choosing men according to their will. This could be a safe option for a female professional interested in connecting with other people from her profession. They can also connect with other women who they feel can help them in their career prospects.

People are comparing this app to LinkedIn since both are meant for establishing connections in the professional front. However, Bumblebizz is different from LinkedIn because of the reason that it will offer a more casual platform for professional networking unlike LinkedIn where things are hard-core professional. Bumblebizz will not directly connect people to their jobs but will provide them an opportunity to establish strong connections in the professional front that would help them to build careers.

The swipe and match process will remain the same. People will be able to establish an on-demand networking for the interested ones. The only difference is, what used to be done out of an attraction towards the people of opposite sex will be now done for job purposes. Just like the app allowed them to choose people on the basis of location other factors, here also the users will get to input the locations and industries of their choice where they are interested in building contacts.

This is not the first time that Bumble has taken an initiative to expand its horizons. It had previously launched BumbleBFF, a platform meant for finding friends. Here, on switching to the BFF mode, people can find others of the same sex with whom they might be keen on making friendship. There is a color code helping you to distinguish between the two modes. Conversation in green theme color will help you to realise that you are in the BFF mode while that in yellow color signifies the dating mode. With BumbleBFF, Bumble intends to find suitable friends for a user by browsing through their facebook profile.

Making friends in your job sector is now easy thanks to this recent development of Bumble.