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How Social Media Has Changed the Camera—and Photography—Forever

It's common sense to not post pictures on social media that may convey an irresponsible lifestyle to current or future employers. But there's a subtler dynamic at play we should consider, especially today, National Camera Day, before we upload that beautiful Hawaiian sunset.

Imgur’s Office Vibe Is Fun and Funky, Just Like the Internet’s Favorite Photo Platform

If you ever want to know what the kids are up to these days, head over to Imgur. The 6-year-old image-sharing and hosting community is home to millions of images, […]

These Contest-Winning Instagram Photos Re-created Historic Images With a Few Twists

CANNES, France—Thanks to its photo filters, Instagram is known for empowering the common social-media user with a touch of artistry. But the mobile-social platform recently challenged users to show off their discriminating tastes with real attempts at art, asking them to remake iconic photos and post their interpretations with the hashtag #recreatedclassic.

We Got an Exclusive Look at Shutterstock’s Empire State Building Headquarters

When you're an online stock photography company whose collection boasts more than 50 million iconic images and videos, there's really no excuse for a stodgy office. Not to disappoint, New […]

Ad Targeters Are Laying the Groundwork for Visual Advertising

Images account for nearly 50 percent of the average Facebook News Feed’s content. Assuming Facebook is a proxy for the entire Internet, then roughly half the pixels on the Internet are black boxes to ad targeters.

Pongr Picks Up Israeli Startup Sightec

As more of the Internet’s real estate becomes populated with pictures, companies are racing to develop computer vision technology that can pick out objects in an image and convert them into data to be used for ad targeting, among other possibilities.

Voice: Moving Pictures

Let’s officially call 2012 the Year of the Imagesphere. To review: Facebook says its users upload more than 300 million photos per day (up from 31 million in 2009). To support this massive interest in photo sharing, the company acquired Instagram in April for $1 billion.

Instagram Says It Has 90 Million Monthly Users

Last month The New York Post sought to spice up the post-Christmas doldrums by reporting that Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram was bleeding users after announcing some controversial

Randi Zuckerberg Inadvertently Promotes Facebook’s New Privacy Controls

Throughout its short history, Facebook has encountered flare-ups over its users’ privacy. People have complained about their wall posts being published for all (their friends) to see in the then-new News Feed. There's been moaning about brands promoting to their friends that they like brand X (info those friends would already be able to see).

Instagram Mutes Ads Talk

While most users have come to accept Facebook running ads featuring their faces, names and/or comments, many were in an