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Streamzoo Is Better Than Instagram

Why Streamzoo Is Better Than Instagram

I’d been test driving Instagram since the beginning of April when it became available to Android users on the Google Play store – I stopped using it in May!

While I did quite like Instagram, there were certain features – for example, being forced to crop my photos into a square & secondly being acquired by Facebook – that made me gravitate back to my first love in social photo-sharing – and Instagram long-time rivalPicPlz.

Even though I had been sharing my mobile pics taken & edited on my Samsung Galaxy S (and now Galaxy S3) on Instagram, I continued sharing on PicPlz. I had been an active PicPlz user since December 2010 and I was sad to read the news that PicPlz was shutting down its service on the 3rd July 2012.

Soon after the announcement of their closure, the people I followed on PicPlz started publicising their Instagram profile IDs on their photo feeds. While most of them posted their Instagram profile details, I noticed that several of them had listed a new social photo-sharing app that I hadn’t heard about – Streamzoo by Phonezoo Communications.

How does Streamzoo describe its service:

Streamzoo is a Photo social game. It enables users to connect with people all over the world, discover exciting content and organize mobile photos and videos into meaningful and interesting #streams. Also special filters, borders, and tilt shift effects can be added for photo enhancements.

Like other social photo-sharing apps, Streamzoo is free and includes great filters, borders, effects, easy sharing options and hashtags to help organise your photos. And you can even upload short videos too! And on top of all that, according to Streamzoo, you (the original uploader) retain all copyrights and ownership of the original content.  

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No More Pics Please: PicPlz Shutting Down

No More Pics Please: PicPlz Shutting Down

Let me just say that I have been using PicPlz for over a year and a half and that it has been my favourite photo sharing social network for a long time.

Not only did I get to follow some very talented photographers on this service, but I have also managed to build a large & loyal following. To date I’ve taken & shared close to 800 pics on this photo sharing service.

I first started using PicPlz for my photo-a-day project over the course of 2011. I did pretty well in that challenge – most of the time – posting a new pic daily and sometimes I even managed to upload multiple shots per day…

At the time of signing up to the service, I liked the fact that I could post my photos to PicPlz and share them on my Twitter, Facebook, Posterous, Tumblr, Flickr & foursquare profiles and even backup my pics to Dropbox. PicPlz was the best photo sharing app for Android at the time…

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