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Instagramers share behind the scenes views of the French-speaking Swiss Television

Instagramers share behind the scenes views of the French-speaking Swiss Television

On January 26th, Margaux and Matthieu, in charge of the digital public relations of the French-speaking Swiss Television (Radio Télévision Suisse or RTS @radiotelevisionsuisse) invited the main French-speaking IGers teams of Switzerland (namely @IGersGeneva and @IGersLausanne) along with @IGersSwiss to enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes visit of the Geneva based broadcasting studios and offices. We were lucky enough to allow several of our followers to be invited as well, so every team selected two or three random winners. During the more than three hours visit, our guide Christianne showed us the most important recording studios (sports, news, entertainment, etc.), plus some newsrooms and technical rooms, including secret locations such as “le Couloir de la Brévine” (sorry, you must be a local to understand the joke…). We enjoyed listening to Massimo Lorenzi, responsible for the sports programs as he explained us the challenges he faces every day. We also met Darius Rochebin @darius_rochebin, the main presenter of the evening news (#19h30), who was kind enough to take a “selfie” with us and publish it on his own gallery. (group photo featured on this post too!) And finally we met Philippe Jeanneret “the weather man” for an interesting talk, letting us have fun playing the “weather man” with the chroma key (green background). Finally everyone enjoyed a well deserved refreshing collation on the very top of the tower building with an amazing view on the city by night. Most of the pictures taken during this visit can be seen by browsing the hashtag #RTSCoulisses on Instagram. @IGersSwiss, @IGersGeneva, @IGersLausanne and all participants (@26ofjune.px, @christellexu, @embgab_,  @jeremyspierer, @jika2001, @jujubou, @kama_1969, @karbonkid,  @lisa_frisco_photography, @thenmh, @tizzia, @zellersamuel) would like...
#ArchiLightning, the new Instagramers Gallery contest

#ArchiLightning, the new Instagramers Gallery contest

#ArchiLightning, the new Instagramers Gallery contest   On March 16th, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, will launch the exhibition PABLO VALBUENA. KINEMATOPE. Pablo Valbuena studied architecture and worked for various game studios, film and architecture in the Netherlands, Canada and the United States and Spain , where he investigated spatial concepts applied to virtual environments and digital architecture. Currently, Pablo is developing a specific project for Espacio Fundación Telefónica, using media such as light and sound transforming the building in a space where the observer will be transported through light and sound to a virtual space-time, while maintaining links with the real environment. This is going to be a very promising project, so we decided it that it would be a great idea to organize a new photo contest on Instagram. This time we are looking for photos inspired by architecture and light(ning). Look around you, see the beauty in the buildings, construction, the lights on the street, in the shopping windows, on houses, on buildings and also bright city lights at night. Upload to Instagram your best pictures with the hashtag #ArchiLightning. Show us the artist inside you and do not miss this opportunity. You can participate until February 28th. The best pictures will be exhibited at Instagramers Gallery from mid March on, printed by our partner Picglaze.   See you at the @igersgallery!!         Terms & conditions DEFINITIONS1. Competition: The purpose of the “#archilightning” competition organised by FUNDACIÓN TELEFÓNICA (details of which are included in section 2 of this document) under the Terms and Conditions described herein.2. Territorial scope: The territorial scope is international without any restrictions concerning the country of...
Transform any Instagram photo into ASCII Art

Transform any Instagram photo into ASCII Art

A few days ago one internet user shared in his Twitter account something really cool. For some reason, Instagram/Facebook‘s public photos, can be “translated” into ASCII code simply adding an extension to them. The reason? Although there isn’t any official announcement, could be some new product/service that Facebook have under their sleeves or… it’s just some developers having fun Anyway, it’s a cool trick for give our photos some new perspective. So. How it’s done? First of all, it must be done from a browser (Safari in this example) and you need to know your picture URL. This could be done inspecting your photo and opening it in a new tab.       From there you just need to append the extension to the image URL as follows: append “.txt” for classic ASCII art or append “.html” for colored ASCII art The result is an artistic version of our photos in ASCII code:   UPDATE: There’s an app for that. Well, sort of. In this site you can just paste the Instagram URL for your picture (from instagram.com), select the ASCII style and press MAGIC: http://thought.ai/ascii/ Enjoy and share! Photo credit:...
Salento UPNDOWN: an Instagram tour describing Salento

Salento UPNDOWN: an Instagram tour describing Salento

Salento UPNDOWN: an Instagram tour describing Salento   By : Milena Calogiuri and Gabriele dell’Anna from Instagramers Lecce @igersLecce, Italy   Salento Upndown stems from a partnership between Instragramers Lecce and the e-government Laboratory of the University of Salento. The bond consists in promoting the local territory via mobile photography, with the photographic and personal storytelling of the influencers who have been invited to participate. The project developed into a tour which aimed at discovering Salento in an “up and down” mode. From May 29 to June 3, 2015 a bus, 24 participants, Instagramers and bloggers –among them 5 foreigners- experienced a variety of programmes and activities, namely guided tours in the historic town-centres and on the seaside, in tiny historic villages, museums, dancing pizzica, wine tastings, boat trips and excursions, sup lessons, brunches, appetizers in the wonderful locations near the sea and in the Salento olive groves. The hinterland like nobody has ever seen it: history and technology merged together enhancing the culture and local traditions. The ribbon cutting event took place in the city of Lecce where, following introductions, influencers were involved in art and food shows, prize-awarding ceremonies, and university-hosted functions. Day one kicked off with an energetic pasticciotto which provided the right amount of energy to formally start this adventurous Instagram Tour. The tour continued across Salento to Gallipoli, Matino, Santa Maria di Leuca, Lido Sabbioso – Torre San Giovanni, Tuglie, Felline, Otranto, Torre Lapillo, Veglie. The hashtag #SalentoUpNdown accounted for 1.427 posts, 500.000 likes, more than 2.500 interactions and almost 3.000.000 followers updated to June, 30th going viral and characterizing the whole territory of...
Instagram Statistics, Free for All.

Instagram Statistics, Free for All.

Every once in awhile we came across great web apps that makes our digital life easier. When we talk about Instagram data, a few services come to our mind, among them Iconosquare (which free statistics became paid this year) and others that are beginning to charge for specific data. But all is not lost. Some new services like Instagram Stats have free options to help us when we need “more that meet the eye“. Get Instagram statistics for free Whether we are searching for stats or just being curious about some user, Instagram Stats can help us know: How an account has engaged followers during a specific time? What are the best posts ranked by likes and comments? Which is the most effective day/hour to publish? Which is the most effective hashtag to use? How’s any account doing compared to others? We just have to select a time interval (not earlier than 1/1/2015) and type any public account (yes, private accounts are excluded for obvious reasons). That’s all. In seconds we get data from Performance, Best posts, Activity and Tags/tagged users ready to be analysed and shared. Visit Instagram Stats to get...
Unboxing Official Instagram Calendar 2016

Unboxing Official Instagram Calendar 2016

For the second year, Instagram team sent its official Instagram Calendar 2016 to the most active users of its worldwide Instagram community. This morning we received the 2016´s pets calendar that made our day! Thanks Instagram and let´s enjoy 366 days of joy and happiness on Instagram! How to get the Instagram Calendar? Instagram team usually sends the Instagram Calendar to people who were featured at Instagram´s blog or part of Instagram´s suggested users list.   #unboxing New official #instagramcalendar2016 – Thanks once again Instagram Team 📅 and happy new Year 2016 🍾🎉 Un vídeo publicado por Instagramers (@igers) el 4 de Ene de 2016 a la(s) 3:41...