Social Media Overload

I’m feeling a bit of a social media overload.

Since Mila joined us the need for uploading pictures has become more important so grandma and grandpa can see her day by day (since they live out of state).

But now I’ve got pictures on my phone, on Jake’s phone, on Flickr, on Instagram, on Facebook, Tumblr and in our aperture library on the computer. How do I keep all of these pictures straight so they all get where they need to? For someone who is very organized, it’s becoming a nightmare…

I like Instagram because the filters make almost everything look cool. I like Flickr because the photos are full size so grandma can download them directly. Facebook is just Facebook (and the easiest of all because everything will feed to Facebook). Is tumblr just one too many?

How do the rest of you deal with all of your photos? Should I just give some of these up? I would love to know how the rest of you do this…


3 thoughts on “Social Media Overload

  1. I use Aperture as my ‘home base’ for everything and the iCloud automatically uploads all my phone and Instagram pictures in it (via PhotoStream) daily. I borrow my hubby’s phone every couple of weeks to upload all new photos/video from his phone into my Aperture and keep it all together. All my social media photos come out of Aperture so they are all essentially duplicates and not originals, so I don’t have to worry about keeping them organized. At the end of the year I try to make a hard copy album! Phew!
    PS: (It IS a lot of work, don’t let anyone fool you into thinking it isn’t! Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it…)

  2. ooo, that’s tough. i usually take tons of photos and dump them onto iphoto on our computer. i try to keep most of our family photos off of facebook. i guess i’m weird like that, i just don’t feel like all of my “friends” are really close enough friends to get to watch my boys grow up. i use shutterfly (only because kodak got swallowed up by them…) to send out periodic albums to our closest faraway friends and family… other than that, i sometimes put photos on our blog. i haven’t succumbed to instagram yet… : ) but i do like their photo filters, too. : )

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