Presentation on theme: "Www.artquest.org.uk. Join the conversation Share the knowledge/ info / wit Become part of a network (sharing #ashtag) Keep up-to-date Follow people/organizations."— Presentation transcript:
Join the conversation Share the knowledge/ info / wit Become part of a network (sharing #ashtag) Keep up-to-date Follow people/organizations you are interested in No hard selling – soft selling only! Tweets at events Twitter
Twitter – how to start ? Create your profile – does not have to be your full name Add interesting photo Decide what are you interested in Look for profiles of related organizations Follow them – you can always Unfollow later Re-tweet an interesting tweet Write a Tweet using # Write a Tweet Reply or comment sb. else tweet Repeat.....
Use of Twitter Images copyright (all papers that used the pictures)… acknowledge that, under the law, the photographer owns the copyright. Twitter's terms of service do not change this. They merely give Twitter the licence to use the photos or videos. An Evening Standard picture desk executive said that in the heat of the moment, the paper could not contact the photographer about its splash, but if he, or anyone else, contacts them regarding payment, they will oblige.
Take retro looking pictures – share them Great platform for sharing on Instagram blog site Public outcry for change of T&C Is it useful for artists? – your opinion? Might be good for photographers Instagram users take around 40 million photos per day Instagram
Gideon Mendel photographs – older generation photographer testing the medium for 6 months “While photographing the flooding in Nigeria, I was truly surprised to find that the images that I was sending out every day received a huge amount of attention to an international crisis that had been virtually ignored by the global media. Some of them were re-tweeted more than thirty times so reached a massive audience. The Instagram images were then featured in a BBC web presentation.”
Success Stories The fightback has been co-ordinated by the Twitter campaign #riotcleanup, launched by Dan Thompson and Sophie Collard, two strangers who were united by a shared sense of outrage at the scenes of devastation. TweetReach for #artistsworth 100 audience, 25 twitterers 12,680 people reached via 50 tweets Gideon Mendel – photographer posting on Instagram, widely circulated, picked up by BBC news
The Bad News
Line between Private and Professional is blurred Useful to promote shows & events Is a Facebook page professional enough? Widely used and very international...but losing users as well Useful promotion tool for organizations, artists groups Is it on the wane? Worth starting now? Time-consuming Graph Search to be launched, even easier to search your information (privacy?) Facebook
A little late? Innovative a few years ago Projects NOT art? You need a momentum to keep it interesting A-n.co.uk - Artists Talking – providing an audience A blog linked to your website – projects/news/odd bits Might be more useful to provide content to more established blogs Research blogs that might be interested in your art/projects Blogs
Blog on a-n Artists Newsletter – guarateed audience