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Is technology making ‘Cyberstalking’ easier?

Make no mistake: this kind of harassment can be as frightening  

and as real as being followed and watched in your neighborhood or 

in your home.” 

-Vice President Al Gore

 

I don’t think I’m really going to need to type anything in this post, I’ll just upload a few pictures to back up this statement. It’s becoming easier and easier with recent technological advances to Cyberstalk. As a ‘Family Man’ I take people’s security very seriously. It’s worrying that people can see exactly where you are. I’m sure that this must be even more of a worry for those parents who have children who have internet access.

I‘m sure these pictures explain easier that I could ever say in words. This isn’t a post to make you all worry, but I think it’s something to bear in mind before you select that ‘Add Location’ button.

/LQ

Addicted to Instagram? .. Me too!

I had been waiting so long for an iPhone and when I got one I went on a massive App Store spree. I downloaded the usuals; Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds etc. And then, I came across Instagram (mainly through the regular pictures uploaded by @MeTheManAndBaby). My life changed!

Running Ducks - Original Photograph taken on iPhone4

I see myself as quite a creative person and enjoy drawing and digital work. But I had never really considered photography. Mainly because I don’t really have the best camera or skills for it. But this little piece of free software has made photography 100 times easier.

You can either take a photograph from your Camera Roll or take a picture on the spot, which you can crop to the perfect size. You are then given the option to add your own focal point either linear or circular. This simple touch makes the photograph look more professional immediately.

The next step is to choose a filter layer. Just one click can change the look and mood of your photograph immediately. You can choose ‘X-Pro II’ (my personal favourite), ‘1977’ for the old-fashioned look, or ‘Inkwell’ for the black and white sophisticated look.

I have taken a really simple picture and changed the filter a few times, it’s clear to see how much choosing one of these can change the picture completely. You can see them around this post.

InkWell Filter

Once you have chosen your favourite filter, you choose an appropriate caption for your photograph. Next, you are given the option to share your work on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. This is definitely a good thing to do, to raise other people’s awareness of your work.

My favourite part of this Application is the Newsfeed! Similar to the newsfeeds on other social networking sites, it keeps you updated with other people’s creations. You can follow people, like photographs and even leave comments. A look at the ‘Popular’ uploads is a nice thing to do once in a while, you’d be amazed what you can do with an iPhone and a FREE piece of software.

Early Bird Filter

The only thing I’d suggest to those who created Instagram, is to make the image viewer better when viewing online. When you click a link to somebody’s photograph you are shown that individual picture. I have found a website called Inkstagram, which you log in to with your Instagram details. This then shows you all of the photographs online. I don’t know whether this is owned by the makers of Instagram, but it works!

All-in-all, I’d recommend Instagram to everybody – whether you’re ‘in to’ photography or not, it’s an easy and fun way to share pictures! If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself checking people’s feeds and looking at their pictures in awe, all day – every day.

Click here to go to the Instagram website and download the App for free!

/LQ

My week in Tweets – 4/4/11

Right so this is the first one of these and there’s probably going to be a few. Every Monday I’ll show my week is tweets. This week was a quiet one, but I did go to London at the weekend so there are a couple of pictures in there too.

 

Here goes!

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@ThisisDavina I was late too! Just make up a really good excuse!
9 hours ago

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Buggering @Twitter is playing me up! #GettingOnMyTits
21 hours ago

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I always dread this drive home from London! Couple of red bull shots and I’ll be buzzing!
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@lisaraggatt you sure it’s not a mirror? Haha!
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Has just been told my father in law has cut @jessiejofficial ‘s hair before! Too cool!
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Though I love crispy duck in china town more!
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@Amanda_Holden so sweet!
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Apparently we’re going to a place called ‘Church’ today..
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I was woken up to the dog licking my face, would have annoyed me if the dog wasn’t so cute! #Picture2follow
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@CynicBang and that bloke got killed in Cheltenham a month or so ago! Up by pitville gates. Bloody mental.
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I’m going to have to force myself to sleep now! Good night tweeps 🙂
3 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Watching the news these days truly is depressing, 1 story after another about assault and murder. This planet is going to pot! #JustSayin
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
London is very muggy this evening, struggling to sleep at the moment as I have a sweat on. #Sake
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Wanted – #Amazing
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@ThisisDavina so brave! I don’t have the luck unfortunately!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@ollyofficial to be fair – you won’t more than David Walliams! Can’t moan!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@Sarahjd250 its amazing! Little twist towards the end too! When I got to london the in-law’s dog peed on me due to excitement haha!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
#Wanted ! Wanted to watch this film for ages and so far its HAMAZING!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@ollyofficial you have twitter!! Hahaha
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@colinratushniak where do we get tickets?
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
In london to see the family!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
It’s killing me knowing how much cleaning we need to do today. #FML
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@JustJax40 I’m considering having one too haha!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@rihanna should collaborate with @seranimusic !!
2 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@GemmaNewbery88 isn’t that a song? Hmm.
1 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@thomasphilp witty!
1 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@twospoons77 thaaaaaaanks!
1 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I feel like I can never relax on april fools day. I hope nobody tells me anything important today because I probably won’t believe them!
1 Apr

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@Sarahjd250 @CelebJuice was that actually is tally-wacker? Mentalist
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@Sarahjd250 that was hirarious!
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@LeighFrancis bet you struggle a bit now?!
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Omg. Lemon and his todger! @CelebJuice
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Life throws a lot of tough decisions at you; it’s the choices that you make today that will sculpt your future. #Deep
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@AlanCarr I didn’t know you were on tour! (Ha) Coming back to good old Cheltenham?
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@KELLYROWLAND Motivation is a huge song! Glad you’ve gone back to your roots! Will request it!!
31 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Just watched the whole of Big Momma’s House 2 for what seems like the 100th time and it still cracks me up! Bring on number 3!
30 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Today was a quick one! #mint
30 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I do hate going to work on the peasant wagon. #WeNeedASecondCar
30 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Bloody christ bus driver, slow down!
30 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I need to get tickets for #Radio1BigWeekend again!! @BBCR1 but where is carlisle? #R1BW
30 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I toyed with the idea of using the OH’s fake tan spray last night! Luckily I decided against it!
30 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@justmeandtheboy good luck! Haha!
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@GemmaNewbery88 hahaaaa! Have I ever told you how cool you are? xD
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I’m considering going to the garage to buy smoothie! #Fammished
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I love the Cleveland Show!
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@suziperry @OrtisDeley Bad breath?
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@
@GemmaNewbery88 I missed most of them!
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@Sparklegirl21 In cheltenham they come every fortnight now rather than weekly! Bloody #BinMen
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Georgie is taking me to chiquitos to cheer me up! #IDontKnowHowToSpellChiqutosSorry
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Accidentally wrote cuffed instead of chuffed. How ironic.
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Cuffed my brothers out of prison and all, but I’m bored of being the taxi!
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I am 100% not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow after 3 days off. #BringOnTheWeekend
29 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
I think the hamster may have read the previous tweet as she has now shut up! #TrueStory
28 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Okay I’m against animal cruelty ‘n all, but if that hamster keeps ‘pinging’ the bars in the front room, it’s getting drop kicked. #JustSayin
28 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
What a lovely evening to be out watching the football!
28 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
We’re going out for a meal in #Cheltenham this evening – any recommendations?
28 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
@LHamiltonTV I really want to go! How much are Le Tickets and where can we get them from?
28 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
Oh and we still have things to build that we bought from Ikea yesterday. #AndTheInstructionsAreShite
28 Mar

AlmightyQuinn Luke Quinn
It’s 13:20 and I’m shattered and needing bed. #Hardcore
28 Mar

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