Networking in Social Media is driven by content and collaboration; Cool stuff shared with Cool people. Actually, Web 2.0 changes the way news is delivered. People turn to these websites for information instead of TV. Let me give an example of the more dramatic kind: Twitter and Flickr became the significant medium of the Mumbai’s attack. Yet, other social media networks also were witnesses of the transcending action of human kind all around the world; an hour after the attack, never before seen pictures were posted in Flickr and was viewed 110, 000 the first day. Indeed, Social Media and Web 2.0 is not a waste of time. It changes lives. It radically changes the way news is delivered and acquired.

Flickr, with more than 35 million members and a staggering 3.5 billion photos, is an immense social network, full of friendship data. People comment, join groups, declare friends and click on favourite photos. To me as a network evangelist, this of course is an Eldorado. It allows me to share about Norway and the Nordic countries; our culture, traditions and habits. This began almost four years ago, when I started RennyBA’s Terella and got my first Nokia with a fairly good camera. It gave me a handy way – as a Happy Amateur – to document my daily life in pictures and my blog as well as other Social Media allows me to share it throughout the whole world. So far, my contributions is 1, 042 pictures with more than 80, 000 views. Here is my four most popular at Flickr (as always; click to bigify and enjoy):

Oslo Opera House #1 Hardangervidda-15
Relax on spring beach in Norway #1 Arctic Adventure Resort #2

To me, it’s an encouragement and of course the advantage of using a digital camera, is that you can shoot as much as you like and just save the best (for me, often less than half). I hunt scoops everywhere and often while driving with my lovely wife Diane, she says: Look at that!!! and I step on the brakes and jump out of the car – well, most often in that order :lol: This is one in a million shot – at least in my opinion:

Horse in spring water at a ranch
By a Ranch at a horse track on the way to our vacation house in Sweden. It’s taken April 6th and as you can see: the spring thaw was at its peak.

The real key to Social Media is of course contributing to the conversation. So please give me feedback on this picture taken with my Nokia N82. What about it do you like and why – what can I do next time to make it an even better shot?

Talking about connecting on Social Media; Those of you who aren’t already – You are welcome to hook up with me everywhere and my nick is always RennyBA at:


and of course, networking play good role in business too so here you’ll find me at LinkedIn.

I’m looking forward to your comments and to network with you in mutual trust for equal opportunities.


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  2. That is very crisp clear photo taken. Normally on a bright day, some aspect for consideration is lighting and shadow. But even with a camera phone, it’s already so good. Leaving the camera aside, it’s the camera man that makes the difference, :)

    The other side to network is trolls. You never know who the devil is behind it. Likewise, looking forward to building a bridge to Norway.

  3. Greetings Renny :) I am definitely not qualified to commend about your photos except to say that they are all so beautifully taken by you.

    I have always been captivated by the beautiful scenery of Norway and I wish I would be able to visit someday :D

  4. You take wonderful shots and that’s with your phone! people like you keep me from buying a larger toy than my little camera, it seems it’s not the camera but the photographer’s eye what matters.
    I still don’t understand twitter, Renny, maybe if I start following you I will :)
    Happy week ahead!

  5. What a beautiful shot. So picturesque, I feel like I am there!

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  7. That is an amazing shot… the subject and the colors are fantastic.
    If I really need to make a remark I would have cropped the image a bit so that the horse would appear a bit bigger in the image. On the other hand it would be a shame to loose the reflections in the water… so don’t touch it ! :-)

  8. I am like Mar… I don’t really understand Twitter…

  9. Hi Renny. I’ve only just started social networking on facebook. However, I don’t really have too much time to spend on it and mainly just go there for Word Hunt. I do speak to my grandkids, they’re always sending me messages, so it’s nice to keep up with them.

    As for that photo, I think it’s a great shot. This is coming from a complete amateur whose photography is a rather hit and miss affair…lol.

  10. I don’t do Flicker or Twitter … too time consuming.

  11. i like your photos. your phone is really reliable for the pictures :)

  12. I am not much of an art critic. I know what I like when I see it, so when I look at a picture, if it moves something inside, it is obviously a good one. The first reaction looking at this picture, and at many you exhorted on this blog and on your flickr account, was a genuine: “wow” The image is serene yet powerful. I am missing something on the left – maybe I was expecting more red houses? But this doesn’t take from the balance. I just love it.

  13. I absolutely love the photos you’ve taken!! This one in particular with the horse is stunning! To have gotten that shot just while driving past, truly spectacular!

    One thing that sometimes worries me about our “get it now news” is there’s no telling what the content will be. I am sensitive to graphic war images and so I don’t look at those knowing it’s going to disturb me. Maybe if there was graphic warnings before looking at some of these sites, I’d be more prone to using them. :)

  14. I’m very impressed that you can take such spectacular photos using your N82 phone.

  15. i am just amazed by the quality of the pictures from a PHONE!

  16. The social networks are changing the world. In few years it will be mandatory to have a twitter.
    great post

  17. Du er så flink med den bloggen din den holder meg oppdatert på hva som skjer i Norge. Skjønner ikke du har tid til alt dette.
    Nå gleder jeg meg til dine 17 mai bilder fra Oslo.
    Hos meg er det nå 32 degree liten bris, nydelig, har sittet ute med kaffekoppen og frokost.
    Ha en god dag.

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  19. I so much agree that shot was one in a million!! And to think I just wanted you to see the horsey!!

  20. I enjoy using Facebook and Flickr but Twitter is just a step too far! I think I think it would end up taking over my whole life! I do enjoy the opportunities that social networking gives us to get to know people from all over the world and the places they live.
    Thank you for sharing your photos, Renny. You take such wonderful, evocative photos and considering you are using a phone to take them – well that’s even more impressive!
    I love the photo with the horse – the colours are so simple yet work together beautifully and I love the reflections in the lake.

  21. Amazing pictures taken with a mobile phone. I love the picture of the red Ranch houses.

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting a comment. You’re welcome back anytime. It’s great people like you that will help me make this blog #1. Thanks again.
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  23. An Idea – making up a game/meme so that you post a cool photo from another blogger – that leads them to comment on their page? Gets photo exposure….

    I woke up this morning and was the winner of a free entry into my next triathlon! Here’s to Starting the weekend off well! :)

  24. Hello Renny!

    Its nice to be back to read your posts again!I didnt pay any attention to these social networking are aware that I joined twitter recently.maybe becoz I am not that focused on my computer and these accounts take a lot of time. :D

    anyway,id like to congratulate you for having a lot of followers esp. at twitter!!

    great shots btw. ^_^
    hugs back!!

  25. Hi Renny,
    Thanks so much for your kind wishes! :-) I like your picture of the ranch because I like horses, one of the most beautiful animals of all.

    As for social networks, I just read in our newspaper that there is some security concern about twitter being hacked and the hackers using personal info to get into people’s bank accounts, etc. Maybe you could do a post on the security of social networks – just a thought.

  26. Those are beautiful photos. The colors are so alive. My favorite is the shot of the ranch. It’s very vibrant.

    I just added you to Twitter and Facebook. I like Plurk too because you can see the live exchanges. It’s like Twitter but better. I have synchronized my updates on Plurk, Twitter and Facebook.

  27. wow those r some gorgeous pics Renny!!!

  28. i love flickr hehhee and your photostream is loaded with lots of beautiful places in Norway :)

  29. I like the one of the Opera House the most. Great composition and the subject is very pretty on the eyes.

  30. I only signed up with Twitter yesterday, but I added you!

    I love Flickr. You are one of my contact and I do look at your pictures and it just makes me feel like I’m traveling. Connecting with the world, that’s what it’s all about!

  31. what a beautiful building the opera house is

  32. oh and the countryside is not bad either :)

  33. I can’t understand the real agenda of twitter since they did not monetize it yet.

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