Many are aware of the plethora of social apps we have at our fingertips nowadays. There is no denying that artists and art lovers are beginning to share their creations and those of others, with the digital community. Not only is ‘SM’ a great way to gain personal exposure and to share your interests, but creative people are also infusing the social sharing space with culture, imagination and knowledge. Social media is being used for more than just chit-chat and general conversion. It is starting to be used to heighten artistic awareness, and quite simply, to educate.
Now a London mobile agency, Smile Machine, has created a social app that will be of even more use to the art-oriented among us. Lively Stories is a mobile app for saying and sharing more. It has done away with the restrictions common to many social media sites, so users can share as many images and as much text as they like in the form of a simple, stylish story. Suddenly the scope for the kind of content that can be shared is vast.
Lively Stories is not purely an art-sharing app. It broadly falls under the topics of social and lifestyle, but in the few short weeks that it has been live the interest in Art, Design, and Culture within the app has been significant. There is a clear demand for cultural content on both web and mobile platforms; evident from sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr. Yet Lively Stories differs, as it is not about bookmarking or regurgitating web content, but rather, getting creative and being original.
In these respects it is easy to see Lively Stories becoming a particularly popular app within artistic circles. It is only a matter of time before we see artists promoting their latest pieces on there, curators disseminating their exhibitions, and critics sharing opinions. If you haven’t got the app yet, I would advise taking a quick visit to the App Store. Finally creatives can continue to create in a contemporary digital arena! Lively Stories – watch this space!
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