From The Verge:
Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page.
The embed is a pretty straightforward iFrame. Below is what an embedded Getty photo looks like. The original dimensions were 594 x 465; I made the iFrame 520 x 407 to fit my column width. One note: Facebook’s og:image tag doesn’t pull the image below for the thumbnail for a share of this post.
"Personally, right now, the first app I open in the morning is Twitter. But it hasn’t always been. A year ago, that app was Path. A year before that, that app was Instagram. Before that, it was probably Twitter again. Or Foursquare. Or Techmeme (technically, the web browser). At some point it was Facebook. And way back when it was probably — shudder — email."
MG Siegler, who also wonders “if there’s an app that can target just this use case? An app that aims to be your first stop in the morning, every morning.”
Has there been a study ranking apps by how often they’re opened? I suspect that Facebook would top the list for Americans, while email would be no. 2. It would be interesting to see a regularly-updated chart showing positions 3-10.
At my last job, someone said there are three websites every American visits daily. The first is Google, the second is Facebook. Everyone else can hope to be no. 3.