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    Americans are, by and large, insulated from the true costs of war. We grumble about the impact on our taxes, argue morality in online comment threads, and heave collective groans and/or cheers when Congress acts to move out of – or into – combat. But when it comes down to […]

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    Yes indeed, it’s HALLOWEEN, the most visually delicious holiday of the year! Today’s SNAPCIOUS Staff Pick is a gruesomely gorgeous and possibly edible monstrosity. Are you playing SNAPCIOUS yet? Category: Animals Mission: Any snap! Player: @nyattitude Title: Loch Ness monster … Cooked! #halloween #monsters #exoticfood #cthulu #PlayEithYourEyes Get Snapcious

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    Today’s @Snapcious Staff Pick: A bedtime symphony in red and tan. Mission: Animals Player: @MelMWells Title: Ice cream & cuddles before bed Http:// #pets #snuggle #PlayWithYourEyes

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    Today’s @Snapcious Staff Pick: Innocent or deadly? Don’t guess … Category: Food Player: @markgkehr Title: Friend or fiend? Http:// #PlayWithYourEyes

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    Today’s @Snapcious Staff Pick: Beauty defined: Patterns and expectant mother’s embrace of the life yet to arrive Category: Chaos Mission: Angels, angles or bangles Player: raquelle.rocha Title: Angels under angles and bangles Http:// #PlayWithYourEyes

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    Photography creates a global understanding of where we have been as humans – and context for where we’re headed. As Snapcious co-founder Yael Swerdlow is fond of saying about her profession, “Photojournalists create the rough draft of history.” Distractify has dared to pull together a sobering collection of 75 photos […]

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    Today’s @Snapcious Staff Pick: For us, the fun is seeing now cleverly Snapcious players interpret each day’s new mission. Category: Wanderlust Mission: The world’s at my feet! Player: MelMWells Title: “The world at my feet …” #PlayWithYourEyes

  8. Looks like Apple finally put some of its considerable tech acumen into trying to improve its lackluster cameras. Photographer Austin Mann ran some meticulous side-by-side tests in gorgeous Iceland, pitting the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus against the iPhone 5, and the new gear outperforms the old on […]

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    Today’s @Snapcious Staff Pick: Sometimes the subtle human moments your camera captures speak the loudest. #PlayWithYourEyes #immunization #ouch Player: @TheBloggingPressman Category: Science Mission: Psychology Title: “He doesn’t know he’s about to receive immunizations, ouch”

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    Today’s @Snapcious Staff Pick: Wherever you wander, the people around you make the best photos Player: raquelle.rocha Category: Wanderlust Mission: The sun, the stars and you Title: “Dreaming in sunlit window”

  11. Big news! At long last, our mighty devteam has built, debugged and released Snapcious for Android. Install it, play your cleverest photos, share the link, and let us know what you think!

  12. As Los Angeles-based entrepreneurs with mad love for our hometown, we just had to jump behind this: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign to bring the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum to L.A. Snapcious decided to throw the power of our photo-sharing platform behind the campaign because: We’re […]

  13. Old photojournalism koan: Q: What’s the best camera? A: The one you have with you. For image quality, the average “prosumer” SLR will absolutely crush any photo captured by your paltry 8MP, fixed-lens iPhone 5S. You can’t beat big glass and big sensors for sharpness, clarity and color-correctness. But if […]

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    One of the projects we’re working on is a version of Snapcious that encourages people in different countries to share views of their lives. By showing each other how we live, what we enjoy and what we endure every day, we can find common ground – and see differences that […]

  15. In case you missed it, this young man almost committed selfie suicide: Obsessed with taking the perfect selfie, Danny Bowman was taking up to 200 self-portraits a day, by which time he dropped out of school, fought with his parents and overdosed on pills before his mother got him psychiatric […]

  16. Hhmmmm…lots of movement in the photo stock space these days, with people vying to max out all those shares and likes….. This from Taylor Davidson’s PHOTO/TECH Blog What are your thoughts?

  17. Simple: It’s the most creative and collaborative environment on earth and a beautifully positioned home for a startup like ours. Check out L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s description of our fair city and see if you don’t agree: And as fate would have it, we connected through another startup hotbed, Israel, […]

  18. We love the discipline of a daily assignment – that’s why we built Snapcious. One type of daily assignment almost scares us – the one where you must take a photo every single day of the same thing for an entire year. We tried it once and it almost drove […]

  19. Whenever we’re pitching the Snapcious engagement platform to NGOs, brands and investors, we quote a critical fact: Of all the millions of Facebook Likes bestowed on any organization or brand, “1% of fans of the biggest brands on Facebook are actually engaging ” — Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, 2012 Here’s a fascinating […]

  20. This is a fascinating image. Give it a good look. Your eye is drawn to the core of the photo – mother and child in heart-rending, grainy black-and-white. Now notice the hands – what are they doing? Now see the caption in fine print – (click to enlarge it) and […]

  21. Google once again proves its godlike power to either enlighten us or (we hope this never happens) crush us – with a heat map of the most-photographed places on Earth. From The map accounts for the top 15,000 most photographed locations in Google’s Panorimo service, where users can submit […]

  22. The New Yorker published a wistful little column recently about the death of old photo technology. Truly, digital photography has relieved us of all the pain and guesswork of just making a decent image that isn’t overexposed, underexposed, poorly printed or badly color-balanced. But it’s also removed a lot of […]

  23. How do you hold your beer? Could a photo of you chugging Budweiser or Fat Tire reveal how you feel about each brand? Image-recognition researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh report they have found a way to isolate branded objects in photos, catalog them – and begin to analyze the […]

  24. When we first dreamed up Snapcious back in 200(coughcough) – okay, about 4 years ago, we knew we would be seeing some fun photos. When we released the first version in the App Store last winter, we felt pretty confident the game could deliver on its promise: Invite creative people […]

  25. Ah, the iOS ecosystem. So friendly and accessible. So easy and cheap to use, with huge reach, a solid development environment and a top-notch publishing platform for delivering cool software to the masses worldwide. Every now and then, it has to remind us how powerful it is to work with […]

  26. We’ve enjoyed a little jump in player numbers today thanks to a nice shout-out from BurnerNews a blog that covers the culture of Burning Man: Mack Reed, a burner since 1996, is launching a free photo game for iOS called SNAPCIOUS that he says “inspires you to see the world […]

  27. We just launched something new at Snapcious – the photo safari. Yael and I hooked up with a small group of iPhone photographers (iPhonographers? iPhotographers??) from the TeamPHOTO Meetup at Grand Central Market and took off down Broadway through the fringes of the Fashion District, exploring everything from the sublime […]

  28. Petapixel has some interesting news this morning – Nikon just filed a patent for a camera with a removable sensor. If we’re reading this right, you could re-chip your camera any time the chip companies come out with the next step toward gigapixel godhood. Does this mean an end to […]

  29. We all love sharing our visions of the world. That’s why we litter Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr with photos that we create. Our photos reflect our lives and reveal our souls. They show that exact split-second view of the world when something really mattered to us – the […]