In the online world, popularity does not come free!
In an age where social media discourse rules the waves of the ‘Net’, you can now acquire something for your home that’s a blend of old and new. Pick your fave tweet and frame it for your living room wall.
Credit: Framed Tweets
“Les réseaux sociaux sont un milieu très fréquenté où on aime dans les bons et mauvais moments.”
“Social networks are a very busy environment where we give out likes in both good times and bad.”
Here are three reasons you should make your next social media post an animation.
1. They draw the eye
With animation, your designs take on a whole new dimension. Movement grabs a viewer’s attention in a way a static image simply can’t. And in a busy social media feed, that’s a crucial point of difference.
2. They’re favored by social media algorithms
Ahh, the mysterious ways of “the algorithms”. Figuring out how to make the social media algorithms work for, rather than against you, can be headache inducing. Hot tip: posts containing videos and GIFS get higher levels of engagement (those likes and shares that you crave) and are more likely to be featured in your audience’s feed.
3. They’re surprisingly easy to make
They might look fancy, but that doesn’t mean they take hours—or hundreds of dollars—to create.
After long ridiculing it as an online pictorial menagerie of fame-hungry teens and half-naked ‘belfie’-churning sluts, I’ve decided to take the plunge and switch over to the dark (rainbow) side. I’ve joined Instagram today!!. You can find me at @vijays84
Up above, a Dribbble GIF featuring a fluid transition from the old Instagram logo to the current iteration.
Nowadays, social media is one of the easiest ways to find new friends. Though criticised for impeding face-to-face communications, at least you can flood your new-found buddy’s inbox with emojis. Somehow, posting dozens of sheets of paper with emojis on them through that same buddy’s letterbox might end the friendship faster than it started.
Credit: Noelle (Noelle Campbell)
Remember the Facebook video GIF I stuck up on here previously. Here’s another extract I made from it, featuring yours truly surrounded by dominoes imprinted with the display pictures of my friends on that site.
Credits: Vijay Shah and Facebook