Twitter galleries launched some users want disabled

Twitter User Galleries

User galleries on Twitter aggregate the images you’ve uploaded in your Tweets into an organized page where you can view all of your most recent images.
The images included in user galleries can come from TwitteryFrogTwitPic, Instagram and other image sharing services supported in Twitter’s details pane.

Technical Limitations of User Galleries:

  • User galleries will display up to 100 most recent images in your Tweets, in chronological order.
  • Video thumbnails will not be included. Tweets with video links will not be included in user galleries.
  • Images in Tweets will not be displayed if the Tweet was sent before January 1, 2010.

This is how your profile page will now appear, and you won’t see more pictures until you click view all, and then it looks like the screenshot above.

Fantastic right?  ….. Maybe not so great, people have started to see the new Twitter user gallery on their profiles today and are asking how to remove it.  They don’t like their photos being on their profile page.  Another problem that I have just discovered is that if you manually retweet or click on a tweetthis link so that the tweet appears in your feed as a Via; that photo appears in your gallery as recent photos and its not even your photo.

As usual with new features on social networks such as Twitter or Facebook you are immediately opted in,  whether or not you want the new feature.  From what I’ve seen, users just want the choice, it might not be that they do not like the feature but they would like to chose if they want their photos displayed permanently or not.

The only options in settings are…

Also on the Twitter help page on All about user galleries it just refers to removing one photo by deleting the tweet, this could be tedious if you wish to remove them all.

So, as to how do I remove Twitter photo gallery from my profile it seems that as yet we cannot. Perhaps as User Galleries have only just launched it could be that Twitter will allow the option to remove or disable photo galleries for those that don’t wish to have this option.  I do  hope so.

I don’t mind about the photos being on my profile, I put them on Twitter to share with everyone anyway – well apart from one picture that I posted to one person directly but even so sending a photo to Twitter can be seen by anyone.   However I do not like being opted in to all changes especially when it comes to privacy.

Hope this helps,  I will update if there is a way to stop pictures from appearing on your profile.

 

 

I love these Incredible Personalised Christmas Cards

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I wanted to share with you a brilliant way I’ve found to send personalised christmas cards online. 
 
I wanted to use some of my designs that I had created to send as Christmas cards this year and I found this fantastic website called http://www.touchnote.com  You can create your own card using their designs or use your own photos to create cards and add your own message inside. 
 
First I joined up and waited for the confirmation email to confirm (funnily enough).  Then I could start creating. 
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Personalised Christmas Cards as easy as 1,2-5
 
 
Upload your picture (or choose one of their designs) 
(upload from Facebook, Picasa, or your pc) 
Choose from 3 different designs. – Greeting Card, Postcard or Touchnote card. 
Resize it
 
If you want you can also ……. 
Add speech bubbles and or text 
Add fun things like icons, graphics or disguises other special effects
Use the paint tool to add things yourself. 
 
Enter your message inside with a choice of colour, fonts and alignment. 
 
Then you can choose to either have them sent to you if you want to sign it or send it direct. 
 
Add the address to send it to, which is really easy from a UK postcode. 
 
The other good thing is that they sent to ANYWHERE in the world for 50p 
 
My first order of cards, which are very reasonably priced (over £10 you get a discount) arrived promptly and of such good quality I keep going back ordering more cards.

The customer service is fabulous!
  • I had a fully comprehensive email to confirm the order.
  • An email to say it had been dispatched.
  • And a  less formal email from the CEO to ask  how I felt it all went and if I wanted to make any comments. 

These emails, by the way – ALL came on the same day, which was the next working day after I’d joined.


The next day one of the cards arrived and the rest arrived two days later. 

 
 
To summarise……
 
Great Quality.
Great Service.
Fast Delivery.
Good Prices. 
 
So if you fancy making  personalised Christmas cards, I would recommend this company. 
 
Hope this helps 🙂 

Best Camera N8 or iphone? Who Cares.

There has been a lot of controversy this weekend about which mobile phone has a better camera , or more importantly takes better photographs, namely the Nokia N8 and the Apple iphone. Although its not just now, comparing camera’s on camera phones is always going on, I don’t get it!
If you want a high quality photograph, buy a camera!
As an almost average user, I believe a camera on a mobile phone is just a wonderful added extra, its useful to have if you want to take a shot of where you are to send to your friends or a shot of something funny to post on to Twitter or Facebook.  Those photos do not have to be perfect, those photos just need to be seen.  
I have an iphone and I personally cannot get very good pictures out of it, I’m not that fussed.  I know some people that take brilliant shots using the iphone, I don’t know if they use app’s or Photoshop to make them better but if I want to post something to twitter, its just ready, shoot and send, I’m not concerned enough to mess around making it look better. Its just a snapshot.
Most of this is just about the user, knowing how to get the best out of any camera. Different people get different results with the same camera. 
Lighting hinders my shots, I was trying to get a good shot of a van that someone wants me to draw and the lighting wasn’t right. I took these three pictures with the same phone, in the same place, within 5mins of each other, and look at the difference just because of the lighting.  (These weren’t shopped at all just resized.) So those shots we’ve seen recently comparing camera phones could be affected by light anyway. 
I’m not a photographer, I’m just a happy snapper and sometimes if I do capture a good shot I am pleased and will post it as a good shot here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelledh/  I don’t think we should expect the camera phone to take exceedingly high-quality photographs.  I can’t see photographers ever saying “Oh I’ve got my phone that will do to take shots of this wedding.”
Surely if you want to take lots of great photographs of an outing, a holiday or an event you will take a proper camera.
Yes!  It is useful and convenient to have a camera on a mobile phone, as its always there with you, I couldn’t do without it now, I’m not saying I couldn’t. Even though the shots I achieve aren’t great, I’m seriously not that fussed that the megapixels or accuracy, sharpness or colour to be any greater.  (The days are gone when you had really bad, grainy, blurry shots)  I do get an accurate representation of the item photographed which is what I need. When it comes down to it, I wouldn’t buy another phone just because it has a slightly superior camera. I would rather purchase a decent camera. 
Is it that important? What do you think?  A lot of fuss over nothing it seems to me.