Instagram video – so far only frustrating

I have been very keen to try out the new Instagram video

But up until now I have not been able to capture anything with Instagram video…
It does not want to record for more than 5 seconds, and then it does not want to upload the video.

And I wasted precious video moments because it could not be saved!
Not on my camera roll, nor on Instagram.

That's where Animoto has the upper hand with regards Vine and Instagram video.
With Animoto you make a choice of the photos and videos on your camera roll, where Vine and Instagram video requires a straight recording while in the app.
Which implies that you loose the recorded video when you can’t upload! Or sometimes you do not want to share it in a public domain, but you would still like to hold on to the video.

Not possible in Vine and Instagram video!

Instagram video gets a thumbs down for now!

Mobile Thing 2 – photos on mobile

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I have been using mobile photos all along for private and for business purposes.
It is very easy to snap away with a mobile.

Since I got my iPad2 I have been snapping away with it as well. Although it is a bit bulky, I always have it with me.

It also helps to have a photo ready for a blog post.

I have not been using Flickr as much, because the uploading takes much more time, but I have activated my personal account (karentoittoit) again.

I want to add our business account to Flickr as well.

 

 

Up until now I have been using Picasa photo albums for our business account: SABC Media Libraries.

 

I see now that the search options, as well as the tagging and grouping options makes Flickr a very valuable social media tool.

I am not yet sure on what options to choose for the copyright? Any suggestions on what is the best option?

 

I have activated the Instaweather app as well, and has been playing with it this week. Coupled with Instagram it makes for a great daily feed on Instagram.

Instagram: karentoittoit

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I am trying to find out what type of wording to use when we have taken photos of people here in the libraries. I have seen that some people use it ion their libraries. I will ask Fiona again, of  The Fiona Principle. Do you have an example for me?

I really like playing around with photographing on my mobiles.

I also think that it is the best way to engage our customers, and that people really like seeing themselves on photos taking part in the library.

Sometimes people complain that we are taking too many photos, but then they are the first checking out how their own photos in the albums… Mostly on Facebook, the blog and Picasa.

I do not tag photos as often as I used to, and leave it up to the individuals who wants to tag themselves.  I usually just send the link of the album to make people aware of the photos that have been uploaded. I have  never had anyone asking me to remove their photos.

 

The weekly wrap-up post of Week 2 give a great overview of what can be done with mobile photography, especially in the library environment. I will be checking back there: Weekly wrap-up post: week 2

 

(Photo: Taken on my Blackberry 9360 on Friday, on my way to work: The SABC building in Johannesburg.

Also used on Instaweather for an Instagram update.)