This week’s Front Lines of the #VisualRevolution features a new app update, a social platform’s attempt at monetization, and a hilarious coffee shop prank, so let’s jump right in.
1. Flickr’s 1TB storage comes to mobile
Flickr’s latest app update comes with an auto-upload feature to let mobile users really take advantage of that free terabyte of storage. With most of the photos we take today coming from our phones, this was a much-needed update.
2. Pinterest rolls out promoted pins
Today, Pinterest will begin to roll out promoted Pins they announced last month. First Tumblr, now Pinterest, and soon Instagram are all seeking monetization through promoted content. The questions for all three very visual platforms is if they can do so in a way that not only appeases their carefully crafted communities. And will brands be able to create content for each platform that actually engage the three audiences?
3. Telekinetic Prank Goes Viral
Since being uploaded just two days ago, this hilarious coffee shop prank has reached almost 18 Million views. The prank is actually an example of fantastic content marketing for the upcoming Carrie remake. It’s an immensely clever use of the film’s telekinetic main character to create online buzz before the movies launch – bringing Carrie into the real world and making you wonder what you would do in that situation.
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