Instagram created a social-media uproar last night when it changed its terms of service to state that it could license user photos for display by advertisers without consent and without compensation. Granted, Instagram isn't the first social-networking service to claim the right to use uploaded content, but the broad language with phrases like "without any compensation to you" spurred a quick and vocal backlash. And rightly so.
Facebook users can now rescue homeless cats and dogs by potentially fixing them up with the right owners.
Spearheaded by PetSmart Charities, the new Share a Pic, Save a Pet campaign is calling on users of the social network to spread the word among family, friends, and followers about pets available for adoption in their communities. Information and photos of local homeless pets, along with links to the local shelters currently hosting them, can be shared directly on your Facebook timeline and appear on the newsfeeds of your friends.
Facebook users who want to do their part can tap into … Read more
Rounding the corners of a photo can be visually appealing, especially in profile photos and avatars. Sure, you could get it done in Photoshop and or other photo-editing programs, but a Web service called RoundPic can do it for you in about a minute.
To use RoundPic, upload a photo or paste in the URL of a photo you want to round, then click the Round it! button.
After RouncPic completes processing, you'll be presented with a rounded photo. If you want to customize the rounding, change the settings to your preferences, then click the Round! button. Once you'… Read more
Digital cameras are everywhere and in every phone. Today's PCs ship with terabyte storage capacities. Online storage sites grow ever larger. And there are unlimited subjects to photograph. Add them up and it's clear that personal snapshots will soon take over the world. What can you do about it? Post your pics pronto, pal, that's what. But that means resizing each and every one, one by one; it's a tedious chore you'll never start, let alone finish. That's where AnyPic Image Resizer Free enters the picture. It's a free tool designed to make … Read more
Twitter recently started allowing people to send pictures from Twitter.com, using Twitter's own photo-sharing platform. Until now, only those who are using Apple's iOS 5 beta had access to sending pictures via the new service.
It's dead simple to send a picture on Twitter, but it can easily be overlooked if you aren't sure where to look for it.
YouTube turns 6 years old today, and we could spend an entire episode playing our favorite videos, but instead we're shifting gears to a different media sharing site:Outloud.fm is a collaborative way to play and discover new music with your friends! Anyone can join a chat room (or start their own) and immediately begin uploading songs that get added to an infinite playlist.
The current song plays simultaneously for everyone in the room, and we've created an exclusive 404 Outloud.fm room for our listeners to share and play their favorite tracks! The three of us will be in the room throughout the day, so log in using your Twitter or Facebook and start uploading music!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we're celebrating YouTube's sixth birthday and discussing a recent change to TwitPic's terms of service that gives the company the distribution rights to any picture uploaded to the site. We also have plenty of stickers left, so send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below and we'll send you a few!
CNET Networks c/o The 404 Podcast 28 East 28th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10016The 404 Digest for Episode 828 Outloud.fm is a collaborative, real-time music playlist for your friends! Join The 404 hosts in the Outloud.fm 404 chat room! YouTube turns 6 today. TwitPic alters terms of service, transfers distribution rights. Episode 828 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
PicPlz, a photo-sharing start-up, has released a programming interface that lets applications tap into its tools for uploading and applying artistic filters to images.
"We think that allowing developers access to our upload and filter pipeline brings something different to the table than "just another photo-sharing API,'" the company said in a blog post yesterday. "We're pleased to announce that in the past 2 weeks we've had well over 100 developers apply to be part of our API (far exceeding our expectations)."
Opening an API lets programmers tap into the abilities of a … Read more
Here it is, Sony's Next Generation Portable, the NGP or the PSP2. Whatever its final name ends up being, the device boasts a healthy set of specs and features, including 3G connectivity, a touch screen, touch pad, two cameras, and a gorgeous OLED screen with four times the resolution of the original PSP.
While we'll continue to post news, impressions, and reactions, here's a your chance to see the new device from every angle.
Sooner or later, whatever your hobbies, interests, or tastes, you're going to find yourself tediously clicking through a Web page full of pictures, manually opening and saving each and every one, until it becomes more of a grim quest to be finished than a quick grab of some fun pics to sort through and maybe use later. You could just bookmark the site and return when you need a picture of Elmer Fudd to complete a masterpiece e-mail, but you can't be sure they'll still be available, which is why you were saving them to your hard … Read more
Add word bubbles, word art titles, and clip art graphics to a snap and suddenly your picture is worth a heck of a lot more words than a thousand. PicSay's free, fun app also handles photo-editing basics like color temperature, contrast, and funky effects, though it does lack other tools like cropping and sharpening, which you would expect to be shoo-ins. Sharing your creations through e-mail and social networking sites is a big draw; choosing from multiple picture resolutions makes it practical.