First (quick) look at Photovine

I wasn’t sure I wanted to take a look at Photovine. I have used several photo upload services, settling (for the most part) on Instagram.

However, I wasn’t expecting Photovine to be quite as social as it is and I’ve found myself looking at more photos in Photovine than I have done with any other photo sharing service. By that I mean spending time looking through the various vines (topics) at all the different shots that have been shared.

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With the other services I might take a look at a shared photo that I’ve seen posted to Twitter and with Instagram I might occasionally scroll down the feed to see a few shots but with Photovine I’m spending time looking through each vine.

I’m enjoying it. As with most services, you can find me as craigt44 on Photovine.

It’s a great photo sharing social networking based app for the iPhone that I think I might just end up using more than I originally thought I would.

Let me know your thoughts on both the Photovine app and the service as a whole.

I am @iCraigt on Twitter and you can find me on Google+ here.

Time for a makeover

Just a short time into the new (not-so daily) daily blog, I figured it was time for a makeover.

As readers of this blog will know, I recently moved it over from Posterous to a second install of WordPress here on craigt.co.uk. I used a temporary theme while I spent time looking for something fresh, clean and simple and, thanks to the inLine theme by Thomas Griffin Media that’s exactly what I’ve got.

I really like this theme. It offers me the ability to tweak and play with layouts and content while making it really simple. It’s not a fully featured paid theme but for this blog that doesn’t bother me. It’s pretty much exactly what I was looking for. It’s simple to administer, looks great and cleans everything up beautifully.

So, the new look, like it or loath it?

I am @craigt44 on Twitter and you can find me on Google+ here.

Google+ is growing on me

No, I’m not about to post another review of Google+. However, I just had to get off my chest that I am starting to really like it…. a lot. Circles is a great feature. I’ve just been looking over my Circles and seeing the simplicty of the setup.

Being able to target your posts is simply brilliant.

For example I can post local information to my “Local” circle which means I don’t have to spam everyone that follows me with information they really don’t want to hear / don’t care about.

I have a Circle for Warwicktweetup which allows me to communicate ONLY with the WTU members.

I have a test Circle that allows me to test out ways of using Google+ or for testing out other stuff without filling up streams.

It’s growing on me and I think it will be a long-term relationship.

Oh and the iPhone app makes it almost fully mobile (almost as it’s not possible to share posts, edit comments or target comments to individuals). The iPhone ap will develop further and should become very good indeed.

No, I won’t be leaving Twitter.

I am @craigt44 on Twitter and you can find me on Google+ here.