Make your Instagram Photos show up in your Twitter Timeline.

PICS not Links
Do you remember a time when you posted to Instagram, cross-posted to Twitter and your photo displayed in all its glory?

That stopped quite a while back following a dispute over API shenanigans which I have to confess I know nothing about.

However, I do know how to get Instagram pictures to display in Twitter just like the good old days.

Not sure what I mean?

This is an Instagram post shared to Twitter from the Instagram share to Twitter setting

 

This is an Instagram post shared using the technique outlined in this HowTo worksheet.

Here is the How To... post photos from Instagram into Twitter and have the picture display instead of a link.

It uses a service called IFTTT (If This Then That) it has a multitude of uses supporting more services than you ever knew existed!

You are going to create an IFTTT account, I sign in with my Google ID. You will locate a 'recipe' (the name given to instruction constructed in IFTTT) and activate it to perform the action each time you post a photo to your Instagram feed.

IF I post THIS on Instagram  THEN post THAT to Twitter

I hope that sounds logical. IFTTT is all about logic statements which trigger actions.

In a nutshell... 

The Steps.

  • Create an IFTTT account.
  • Locate a predefined 'recipe' (the name given to instructions constructed in IFTTT)
  • Activate the Instagram instruction to ‘run’ the action each time you post a photo.

Need more instruction? Here the step by step tutorial sheet.


Playlist Power Moves

PlaylistPowerMoves
 

 

Since I first discovered folksonomic tagging in Flickr making dynamic updating photo albums and in turn hashtagging on Twitter a thing, I've always been on the lookout for embeddable elements when and new platform or service emerges. RSS has a similar transmutable superpower but its prevalence seems to be waning. It this superpositioning-stylie capability of putting content in one place and have it populate elements places elsewhere that I find super useful.

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Did you watch or see Yerma?

Yerma_-_National_Theatre_Live

NTLive broadcast live from the Old Vic on August 31st 2017. It will be shown in cinemas internationally from September 21st.

I'm interested to hear how you feel about being in an audience watching a live-streamed piece of theatre rather than being in the actual audience.

Does being in the live-stream audience change the experience?

Do you think had you been in the actual audience it would have added anything?

Did watching the live-stream feel different from seeing it?

I'm very interested in audience experiences.

The text in bold are questions I emailed to a friend who attended the live screening. I asked her to consider these question. She received the email after seeing the performance and her responses were honest, revealing and showed great awareness of her audience experience. There were some plus points and downsides she shared.

I'm writing this blog post hoping to widen my enquiry.

If you saw the live stream of the production please answer in the comments or email me cj.lyon@pcmcreative.co.uk if you'd like to share privately. If you are interested in my research please email also.


Favourite Things

Favourite-things

Online community, digital curating. YouTube subscription, Instagram Stories. Blogging and giveaways, Facebook page groups... these are few of my favourite thing!

I love digital. Mobile computing is just... I think my younger self would approve. I like augmented analogue just as much. Being able to fuse the modern and the traditional tends to bring a greater sense of satisfaction from the resulting manifestation be it event, artwork or life lesson.

and yes Brown paper packages tied up with string... these are a few of my favourite things.

Last month I ran a giveaway in the Equity Online Branch with 10 Equity branded torches. Entering to win one was simple. Visit the Online Branch Chat Room, locate the Torch Giveaway chat thread and add your name to the comments. To some, it may seem trivial but in the absence of a marketing or development budget (all Equity branches are run my member committees and not financed by EquityHQ) building the Online Branch through small acts of curiosity is the epic battle of engagement at zero cost. Why? Believe me, I often ask myself that very question. The Union that provided a foundation for contractual stability in many of the jobs I have undertaken over the years, I want to give back.

I also want to keep moving forward. New horizons are opening up where the old traditions start to encompass the new media while new continues to innovate and find ways to demand our creativity before the mainstream catches up and negotiates contractual situations and conditions.

Equity's online branch is an exercise in monitoring digital adoptions. Who can, who can't, who will and who won't. The organisation is the attraction and the communication platforms and engagement option have to accommodate the members. The most effective and cost effective don't always align. Multichannel, multi media, most accessible are different in many cases. Building a holistic community from a multitude of networks is an evolving process requirement cross platform teams with a central hub. In theatre, this is the production office serviced predominantly my stagemanagement.

In theatre, this is the production office serviced predominantly my stagemanagement.

Who is your stagemanager?

Are you familiar with the role of stagemanagement?

What is the equivalent department that looks after cross departmental communication, resource acquisition and distribution?

When this is a topic for another post.