Anne created an app called ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM, a camera app for Android that zooms in various pictures automatically. It can be preset or the user can just manually do it. She wants to create a website that users of the app can upload and showcase their images, like Instagram. Can SquareSpace do that? Leo says that's probably outside of SquareSpace. In fact, it's just as complicated, if not more so, than creating the app itself. Having a community is a challenge, much like gardening and weeds. She'll have to moderate it full time.
No one really knows how much money the biggest stars are making on YouTube, but SocialBlade.com uses lots of stats to estimate the amount. It ranks users based on a variety of criteria, and gives them a letter grade. The site also shows you the users filtered by 'Most Subscribed' and 'Most viewed.'
Sam wants to know if he has to be on all social media sites or just a select few, and what are the best sites to be on? Leo says he'll want to go where his customers are, but at the very least, he should have a brochure website to drive his customers to. Leo also has different feeds for his content, for his show, and his links. But that takes some juggling.
Josh wants to create an online photosite on Instagram and other avenues, but how does he do that and pay the rent? Leo says he'll have to focus on building his audience and the money will come. He should build the community first. Figure out what he loves doing and base it on that. What he is passionate about is the best place to start. Since Josh has over a half million followers on Instagram, that's a heck of a place to build on.
Johnny Jet's wife gave him some Stickygrams, which are refrigerator magnets with his instagram photo on them. $14.95 for a sheet of 9 with free worldwide shipping. Leo says they're fantastic, but Johnny should try "Boomf," which are instagram pictures printed on marshmallows! Also, at the Olympics, the Canadian Olympic team has a special refrigerator filled with Molson beer that will only open if you scan your Canadian passport! Leo says that's genius marketing.
According to Krogh, the company claims a right to do nearly anything with the photos and videos uploaded to the service, including to sell them, forever. Krogh goes on to advocate for the right of the user to terminate their "contract" with Instagram at any time if they feel the terms are unfair.
If you saw tons of fruit pictures in your Instagram feed, it was because of a hack the prompted many users to change their passwords. While it's amusing to some degree, Leo thinks there could be more than meets the eye to this. It begs the question of how a fruit spammer could have gotten access to so many accounts in the first place.
Instagram comes under large-scale spam attack, prompts affected users to reset passwords (The Next Web)…
Leo says that Facebook was so insecure about users doing Instagram that they bought them. Now that users love doing video on Vine, they've added video to Instagram. Instead of 6 seconds like Vine, Instagram is allowing 15 seconds. At first Leo said it was great, but now he's hearing from disgruntled Instagram users who loved the app because it celebrated the still image. Now that's all gone and the timeline is polluted with videos.
Josh is a photographer and does Instagram Tips on Twitter (@InstaTips). He'd like to start caching websites so that he can browse through them more efficiently. He'd also like to be able to scape images from them when people submit them.