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The Social Dilemma on Netflix – Fine Art Photography Article

The Social Dilemma on Netflix After my last blog post, I was asked to watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix. I was told it would show how social media was influencing us. Thank you, Sheila. I did watch it and now I am terrified of what social media platforms are capable of. Social Media The documentary talks about the algorithms that these platforms use and how they use them for advertising, or really how to get money. How they do…

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Is Social Media a mug’s game – Fine Art Photography Article

Is Social Media a mug’s game It is a question I’ve been asking this year, really is social media a mug’s game? Is really healthy for us? So many questions really. I can’t help wondering if it is on the way out. I don’t mean all of it, but places like Facebook or Instagram. When we are all concerned about our mental health do platforms like that really help? So many questions? It is something I’ve been asking myself a…

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How Bad is Instagram Fraud in the UAE? Take a Guess… – Photobook Photography Article

How Bad is Instagram Fraud in the UAE? Take a Guess… How bad is fraud on the UAE’s Instagram scene? What’s your guess? Fraud isn’t a word to throw about lightly. And not much has been said about what’s going on in a market like the UAE, where Instagram has become the go-to platform for social media influencers and brands. There are 3.78 million Instagram users in the UAE, which is just under 40% of the population. Well, the numbers…

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Facebook AI Made This Hilariously Bad Friends Day Photo Slideshow – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OzZxjqKG10] Facebook celebrated its 12th birthday back in 2016 by creating automatically-generated “Friends Day” videos for users showing up to 16 photos of themselves and their friends. But not all users got heartwarming videos — some were hilariously bad. The 1-minute video above, made for a guy named Tyler, was one of the fails that made headlines a few years ago and is now making the rounds again as an example of what happens when AI goes wrong. Instead…

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Facebook and Instagram Photos Go Down Globally – Photography Article

Facebook was hit with a major outage today as users around the world reported photos not uploading and displaying correctly. The outage also affected Facebook-owned apps such as Instagram and WhatsApp. If you’ve been seeing blank gray or broken icons in places where photos should be, it’s not just you. Starting at around 10am EST (7am PST), users of Facebook and Instagram began reporting that photos weren’t showing up after being uploaded. Many photos were replaced with broken image icons,…

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This AI Can ‘Bring a Person to Life’ from a Single Still Photo – Photography Article

Researchers have created an AI that can animate a human subject from a single still photograph, “bringing them to life” by making them walk, run, sit, or jump out of a photo in 3D. “Photo Wake-Up: 3D Character Animation from a Single Photo” is the new paper describing the technology advancements made by the computer scientists at the University of Washington and Facebook. After analyzing a photo to detect the human(s) within, the AI turns the person’s silhouette into an…

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These Deepfakes of Famous People Are Testing Facebook’s Policies – Photography Article

Facebook has recently taken a position of not removing faked videos, choosing instead to reduce their reach and display them alongside fact-checking information. Now a series of viral deepfake videos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other famous individuals is putting Facebook’s policies to the test. Motherboard reports that artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe recently partnered with the advertising Canny to create AI-generated fake videos of people talking about a mysterious “Spectre,” which is actually an exhibition the artists…

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Facebook to Reconsider Nudity Policy After Photographers Protest – Photography Article

Facebook has agreed to rethink its stance on nudity following an outcry from photographers who have been protesting the social network’s banning of artistic nudity in photographs. Warning: This article contains some mild nudity that may not be safe for work. “In recent months, Facebook has faced scrutiny for its community guidelines and censorship practices,” writes the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC). “The site’s policies, which make an exception for nudity in paintings and sculptures, exclude photography. Photographers reported having…

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  Artistic Adventurer – Teri Lou: Best Apps for Finding What to do When Visiting a New City? – iPhone Photography Article

Best Apps for Finding What to do When Visiting a New City Vacation vs VanLife Some people plan months in advance when going on vacation but that isn’t often the case when living on the road full time. Many times I find myself wandering from one place to the other because of recommendations by others. This way of travel is exciting and often brings me to places I never would have visited otherwise. Often when I arrive I will go…

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