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Obviously social media has played a huge part in the 2012 election, and while Twitter and Facebook have been well-practiced modes of electorate and candidate communication since the 2008 race, 2012 has seen the birth of mass-scale photo reporting with beautiful retro filters. According to Instagram, at the beginning of the 2012 race, news organizations like NBC News, ABC World News and the Washington Post gave reporters smart phones and encouraged them to go ahead to use instagram on the campaign trail where they were tasked to snap photos of presidential candidates and campaign events and share them with over 100 million users . President Obama and Governor Romney also have their own instagram accounts where it is not unusual to see images that have over 50,000 “likes” or 2,000 comments from their followers and detractors.

Like Twitter, Instagram is providing a new tool that enables citizen reporting. NBC just launched Electiongrams, a site developed for election day that features a live map of the United States which locates election-related instagrams in real time. So, take your photos today, add your favorite filter (mine is earlybird), add #nbcpolitics and your photo could be primetime election night news.

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Written by Brian Marshall
Brian Marshall

November 6th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

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Calling all gamers of the last 40 years. Yes, even those of you who are still playing Pong.

Good news…video game art is finally being recognized as a legitimate art form. How legit? There’s going to be an exhibit at the Smithsonian.

The best part?  You get to vote for which games make it into the exhibit. So as Cee Lo would say, are you more Xbox, or more Atari? We’re more Nintendo. Check our client list.

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

April 14th, 2011 at 11:26 am