The Other Side of Life
I posted a shot of the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom a couple of weeks ago, so today I’m showing a different take on the same subject. The Other Side of Life is another angle of the Tree of Life with a bit of a wider angle to show more of the tree. Man, there’s a lot of critters creeping around on this tree. It’s kind of interesting just to peek all around to see where they show up, sometimes in unexpected places.
Another view of the phrase goes back to part of my post yesterday about dealing with folks who use your photos without permission. One of the sites that bothered me the most was Mashable and I shared that story on Google+. I received a great deal of support from folks on that site and it reached some decision makers at Mashable. Within a business day, Mashable agreed to my request for a proper attribution and implemented it. Not only that, they found a couple of other uses of my photos and gave them the same attribution. Man, that makes me happy.
I never minded that Mashable used my photographs, and I didn’t want to use a lawsuit as a way to correct the issue. That topic came up on the discussion over on Google+ and some advised that was the way to go. In the past, I’ve done that and it works. On the other hand, it is an unpleasant process. I saw an opportunity to try a different approach and, thanks to the support of many people, it worked. That’s not to say a copyright infringement lawsuit is wrong. I just valued a different outcome and I got it.
The Playful Side of Pinterest
Now for something completely different. I discovered that I’m the unofficial mascot of Kalebra Kelby’s show called The Playful Side of Pinterest. It’s a Google+ hangout show discussing photography and different uses of Pinterest.
I’ll be honest. I hadn’t watched it, except perhaps the first ten minutes of the first show. When I mentioned that to Kalebra, she told me that I’ve been mentioned on all six shows so far. That fascinated me, because I couldn’t imagine why.
Apparently it’s because I brought up something called Emergency Chocolate one time; something I keep in my messenger bag. You never know when you may have a chocolate emergency, so you must be prepared. Well, some of the regular panelists on her show now have their own Emergency Chocolate. I’ve started a trend and that makes me the unofficial mascot of The Playful Side of Pinterest.
Once I learned about that, I decided to go back and watch the most recent show. You know what? Kalebra and her friends have some pretty good ideas to use Pinterest. They’ve also had some guests like Trey Ratcliff and Jeremy Cowart who discussed how they use Pinterest. You can find previous episodes on YouTube and check out her future shows on Google+. Just make sure to have some chocolate handy when you watch the show — you’ll see why as you watch.