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As Visual Recognition gets Better – Will the Hashtag Still Be Relevant?

As Visual Recognition gets Better – Will the Hashtag Still Be Relevant?

Earlier this year I book marked an article on LinkedIn: "The hashtag is dead, and machine learning killed it" In essence, Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered visual recognition is getting better every day. Think about Facebook and it's Face detection tagging.  Through the years it's improved to the point it now suggests who to tag with...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, December 5, 2017
Why removing ghost followers will actually hurt your account

Why removing ghost followers will actually hurt your account

There seems to be a new false believe that removing ghost followers will help your engagement on Instagram.  This practice requires you to use an app to see who hasn’t liked or commented on your photos.  After you have that list, you’re supposed to block them which forces them off as a follower.    The…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, November 12, 2017
All Fur Love – the Petco Foundation

All Fur Love – the Petco Foundation

There’s a new way to help pets that need to be adopted.  Through Petco’s new app Heads n Tails simply upload a selfie.  For every 100 likes Heads n Tails will donate $25 in your name to the Petco Foundation. The app is very simple and fun to use.  It reminds me of the simplicity…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 17, 2017
How I edit my photos for Instagram

How I edit my photos for Instagram

Everyone has a personal style.  I happen to like photos that are bright, vibrant and colorful.  Admittedly I brighten photos more than I normally would … because brighter photos tends to do brighter in Instagram.  If this photo were to be printed I’d tone down the highlights and decrease the exposure.  That said – I…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 16, 2017
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How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

How to create a dynamic InstaStory out of your photos

Instagram loves Videos Videos are easy to consume especially when they are between 7 to 15 seconds in length. But what if you have photos and you want to use them to tell a video story? Here's how: Select no more than 9 photos. Use an app that allows you to piece photos together.  I...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 9, 2017
Comment pods are so 2016.  Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are so 2016. Try these 20 ideas instead

Comment pods are like security blankets.  They give you a false sense of security that you’re getting “engagement”.  In a previous article I wrote about why comment pods can actually be hurting you versus helping you and for those of you I’ve talked to directly … I sensed a nervousness in letting it go. That’s…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 4, 2017
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Pavlov and Instagram

Pavlov and Instagram

Humans are hardwired for creativity and connection.  We seek validity and intimacy.  We want to be seen. That’s why the decrease in engagement is turning the Instagram community upside down. It’s touching a nerve in our amygdala.  Often called the lizard brain (because it’s thought to be the oldest part of our brain) … the…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 18, 2017
Shadow ban freakout

Shadow ban freakout

Shadow Banned – the new Witch Doctor Story meant to scare you[/title][fusion_text]Witch doctors symbolize the holder of secrets and spells.  You didn’t truly understand how their magic worked but you were afraid of them.  Stories about their mysteries spread like wildfire and often times not grounded in any proof.  Very much like the stories about…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 8, 2017
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#GOFACE Photo Round Up

#GOFACE Photo Round Up

We’ve partnered up with EarthRated on a contest to find your dog’s best #GOFACE (that funny face they make when they need to go doo doo). To start things off here are a few of Maggie and Orbit’s I got to #goface.  We’ll be watching your entries as well to share them with the community….

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, August 28, 2017
Why Comment Pods Could be Stifling Your Instagram Account

Why Comment Pods Could be Stifling Your Instagram Account

Comment Pods – What Are They? WHO: An Instagram Comment Pod is a group not to exceed 15 people who are in the same niche and have a mutual goal to increase their following. WHAT:  The goal of the group is to leverage the algorithm to favor their posts.  The way this is done is…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, July 12, 2017
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