SMD105 Meme

Meme is so easily define but yet so hard to achieve, otherwise we all be genius and marketing guru. The following is my attempt at it.


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To support my position, it have kid and dog that usually peak some interest. It’s to some extend humorous or satirical.  It’s easy to relate, it does have appeal and it got a ring of truth to it. So will this be the next meme?





meme2-Garden CatHow about this one? It’s certainly have a cat in it, and lord’s know there is enough cat people to made it viral. But did it have the universal appeal? Is it disruptive enough? Does it have the satirical humor that carry it through? All this and just in time for Halloween, if only I have a Black Cat!!

However, one more interesting fact, the kid was shot in China and the cat n Ireland. So it does have an international favor to it. Uh!

As for why meme like grumpy cat are popular? There is a symbiotic relationship exist between pets and human and it come down to two camps the dog people and the cat people. Dog usually are view as part of the family who stay loyal and true to their master. Whereas cat always have that aloofness that goes the other way around, that human are subservient to cat. It’s that attitude that somehow grumpy cat project.

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For all intense purpose grumpy cat could be a very nice friendly cat, but the picture project that aloofness that better then human attitude that is so easily identify by the masses. Grumpy Cat is a meme because it’s universal, it had a certain accepted truth to it, it appeal to the cat people, it also appeal to the dog people (because of that aloofness). Grumpy Cat had that distinct look to be difference, yet it project that familiar tone that human associate or attribute to cat. But ultimately the true test is the uptake by ordinary folks out there. There are no shortage of cat photos out there making it meme still remain a mystery.


SMD105 Online image editing

There are many online photo editor and most of them are quite good with extensive amount of tools, but when it come to adding text to photos especially on android you can only edit or add text there really isn’t a tool that will do both. So here are some of the finding:

Start with mobile (android) Paper Artist the result as follow:

Paper Artist using Epic on and added a frame and text

Paper Artist: turn Epic on and added a frame and text


For normal online editor there are Flickr

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Flickr: added contrast, sharpness and text

with Flickr – added contrast, sharpness and text








with InfanView added frame, 3D effect and rain drop + text

InfanView: add frame, 3D effect and rain drop and text











with Picasa added Lomo-ish, highlight and text

Picasa : Lomo-ish, highlight and text



SMD105 Composition

Composition: use of cell phone photo editor for the following

Normally you would not use photo editor on your phone to edit picture, you lose the nuance on the photo a larger screen could provide. It also hard to do a side by side before and after comparison. But for all it’s worth I find the best software and easier to use was Snapseed follow by Google’s photos. The adjustment below just demonstrate you can do it whether the photos need them are debatable.

Google Photoshop

















SMD104 WordPress theme and CSS


Change Theme to: Twenty Fifteen




New Theme with css changes

Change Theme to: Clearsky
Added the following:


h2 style=”color: blue; margin-left: 30px; text-decoration: underline; font: italic bold;”>Test Post /h2
li>this is a list /li>
li>toaster /li>
li>bread /li>
li>jam /li>
li>peanut butter /li>
li>bagel /li>
Edit the following:
strong>Social Media /strong>
mark> u>I am not surprise /u> /mark>


Change Theme to: Hueman


Added the following:
h3 style=”background-color: yellow; font-size: 50px; font-family: Courier New;”>Test Post /h3>
ol style=”list-style-type: lower-alpha;”>
li>this is a list /li>
li>toaster /li>
li>bread /li>
li>jam /li>
li>peanut butter /li>
< li>bagel /li>
span style=”background: orange; font: underline; color: red;”>With the amount of information may be the message /span>

span style=”font-size: 60px;”>Does that means we should stop twitting or use Facebook? Not a chance there are those among us who are more proficient with the tools for /span>



Change Theme to: techblogger


Added the following:

add class
div class=”bigChange”>I am not surprise …. /div>
css change:

.bigChange {
} */

SMD105 Terms of Use

  1. Find three stock image resources, review their terms of use, and tell me how to apply these terms in the following scenarios:
  • Use of images in commercial setting
  • Use of images in concepts Use of images for personal use


There is an article publish by Centennial College that cover the images and usage and summarize it very nicely. Updated on Sep 8, 2015 so it’s both up to date and relevant to Canadian Law.


The following come from the website mention above:

  • Creative Commons2
    • “Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.” (Publisher website)2
  • Creative Commons Canada2
  • Wikimedia Commons2
  • Flickr Commons2
    • Photographic images from public archives such as the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives UK, US National Archives, Cornell U Library, Center for Jewish History NYC, Jewish Women’s Association, Brooklyn Museum, Library of Congress, etc.
    • “To review the explicit rights statement for any image, click on the relevant link under ‘Participating Institutions’ or on the ‘No known copyright restrictions’ link associated with the image in the Commons. ” (Publisher website) 2
  • Yale Digital Content2
    • “Provides images and other content to Yale collections in art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video… Some images are public domain, others are copyright protected. Any content that needs log-in/authentication is not considered openly available…Users are responsible for determining copyright status of materials they wish to use.” (Publisher website) 2
  • OnOntario.ca2
  • Google Advanced Image Search2
  • Getty Images2
    • Images used must be licensed and paid for (Each image costs approx. $25 – $600+ depending on image size/resolution). “Our extensive image and stock illustration offering spans everything from conceptual rights-managed and royalty-free creative images to up-to-the-minute editorial coverage – including news, sport and celebrity photos – and timeless vintage photography.” (Publisher website) 2


Just to name a few

All information above come from website:




  1. Find information about image use in Canada and tell me what you would recommend for a client that wants to:
  • Use a rights managed image on their website or social media
  • Repost or use something found on social media (i.e. Instagram)


New Copyright Act came into force on November 7, 2012, according to

In which by default the “first owners” are the folks who produce the photography or the art work. In another word by default the ownership is automatically granted to the photographer. There can be licencing arrangement and agreement in terms of use and so on.1


Of course institution retain the right to us those imaginary for educational purpose. However, in Quebec that right does not exist and educational institute still require to negotiate or pay for use.


Photographer/Artist who want to protect their work from even the institution use can apply a protective digital lock (TPM* system) on their work1


*TPM: “Technical Protection Measures”
 Protection measures restricting access to work published on a website or digital media. For instance, the website or support owner may require that the user log in using an access code or a username and password combination, or click on an “I agree” button following the terms and conditions clearly describing the content use restrictions. These types of protection measures are frequent for software sold on DVD or online.1 (


In Canada it’s illegal to use other people works even in the context of social media.



  1. Tell me three “don’t dos” when developing a marketing program on:


Do read and understand the “Terms of Use”

Do read and understand the Privacy setting

Do think before you post


Don’t post anything you will regret later

Don’t ignore content and copyright

Don’t ignore FB Data Policy



Do have a secure password

Do have a gatekeeper on what you posted

Do respect others right to privacy


Don’t ignore your rights

Don’t ignore content right and use of service

Don’t ignore copyright laws



Do apply common sense

Do own or have licence to use the materials you posted.

Do take responsibility for anything you posted


Don’t download material that does not belong to you or have the owner’s consent

Don’t post stuff that are not in good taste.

Don’t post stuff that are inappropriate, such as nudity or sexually suggestive photos.



1 “Copyright Law.” Copyright Law. The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. <The Canadian Association of professional image creators>.

2“WEBSITE SOURCES FOR IMAGES.” Copyright & Educational Use of Images (photos, Charts, Etc.). Centennial College, 8 Sept. 2015. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. <>.


“Data Policy.” Data Policy. Facebook. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. <>.


“Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.” Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Facebook. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. <>.


“Terms of Use.” Terms of Use. Instagram, 19 Jan. 2013. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. <>.


“Twitter Terms of Service.” Twitter Terms of Service. Twitter. Web. 2 Oct. 2015. <>.