I keep meaning to plug this on the blog: We’ve got a Speed Force photo pool on Flickr. Unlike Instagram, where we’re posting our own con photos, on Flickr we’re providing a space to highlight everyone’s *ahem* Flash photography. Photographers can contribute their pictures of Flash, Rogues and other speedster cosplayers, collectibles, and sightings.
It’s fun to see the variations people come up with, from costume designs and poses to photo composition. (I like to think I’m a passable photographer, but looking at some of these shots reminds me that my convention photos tend to be a lot more snapshot than art.) Update: Check out this awesome photo shoot from NYCC featuring the female Jay Garrick in this gallery and a Wally West cosplayer.
Check it out, and if you’re on Flickr yourself, feel free to join the group!
Speed Force has set up on Instagram as @SpeedForceOrg. We’ll be posting *ahem* Flash photography by members of the blog team, starting with Ed’s photos from HeroesCon, and very soon we’ll be running…well, that would spoil the surprise. Keep an eye out!
Speed Force has gotten a little more Social. So to speak. We’ve been sending new posts to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr for a while, but until now the conversations out on those social networks have been completely separate.
Now, you can comment here using your Facebook or Twitter ID, and have the option of sharing your comments there as well.
Better yet, if you reply to a story on our Facebook page, your comment will appear here too…and replies to your comment here will get copied over to Facebook.
One big conversation instead of three separate ones. (Tumblr’s a different sort of beast, and Google+ is on the radar, but not supported yet.)
Think of it as the worlds of Facebook, Twitter and Speed Force comments merging together, only without Pandora or the Anti-Monitor!
As with any big change, there’s the chance that something could go wrong. If you run into something that isn’t working, please let me know, either by commenting here, mentioning @SpeedForceOrg in a tweet, or emailing
speedforce - at - pobox - dot - com
Google has finally opened up brand/group pages on Google+ yesterday. DC Comics was one of the first to sign up, and their second day of posting features a four-page preview of The Flash #3. Last week I got a sneak peek during a conversation with Brian Buccellato at Long Beach Comic Con, and let me tell you: this is only the beginning. The issue looks amazing.
You can also find Speed Force on Google+ now, so if that’s your preferred network, please drop by, say hi, and add us to your circles!
In response to last week’s survey, we’re adding a Tumblr blog to Speed Force. Like the Facebook Page and Twitter stream, it’ll automatically pick up updates from the main site, plus there’ll be link & photo sharing and occasional short commentary that fits better on Tumblr.
We’re still settling in — and still working out the kinks in the cross-posting — but feel free to stop by, check it out, and if you see something isn’t working quite right, please let us know.
Don’t like Twitter? Can’t stand Facebook? Or just want a new way to follow Speed Force updates? You’re in luck: you can now follow Speed Force on Google Buzz.
For now, I’ll be using it similar to the way I use Twitter and Facebook with the site. You’ll find:
On a related note, I’ve dropped the extra buttons for ComicsBlips and Stumbleupon for now. No one was using them as far as I can tell, and they just cluttered up the (already way too busy) page.