SXSW 2012 Day Two Recap

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With a 100% chance of rain on day two of SXSW Interactive, it was a challenge staying dry, but it was not short on fun, interesting panels and of course, lots and lots of rain! One item that was missing from our list of products on the SXSW Survival Guide was an umbrella.  It has been a must-have during the first few days here in Austin and you would not want to be walking from event to event without one.


The rain has allowed for several interesting pictures. One app that is one of my personal favorites is Instagram.  During SXSW I have been able to share some of these great pictures through Instagram on Twitter @RadioShackLIVE.  Using the different filters, you can adjust the image to be darker or lighter, choose borders and crop images to fit your style. Once, you have adjusted the picture to your liking the app allows for you to share to Facebook, Twitter or email.


The last thing I want to happen is to be unable to share these photos because my phone is dead! That is why I have had the Enercell Portable Power bank with me wherever I go. This has allowed me to stay charged throughout the long day going from event to event. While I was walking on the streets of Austin, I was able to charge my phone with no outlet in sight.


Ricky and I will be at SXSW through Monday the 12th, and all of our coverage will be here on The Shack Blog, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Follow us there and be sure to check back for all the action!

What is your favorite photography app that you use to share pictures with friends? Leave a comment below and we will randomly choose one person to get an awesome prize.

One comment/entry per person. Contest begins at 2:00 pm CST on March 11, 2012 and ends at 1:59 pm CST on March 13, 2012. Winner will be chosen randomly by RadioShack and announced after 2:00 pm CST on March 14, 2012.

No payment or purchase necessary to win. Neither a purchase nor payment will improve your chances of winning. While you’re pretty cool in our book, you are not a winner of this contest yet. Void where prohibited. Must be a resident of the 50 United States to win.

Updated 3/14/12: Thanks to everyone for commenting! Congrats to Marilyn on being the winner!

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  • Kymi Adams

    My favorite way to share photos is INSTRAGRAM too.

  • Kim C

    I dont use a app, I usually just send them throught text…but I love all the Instagram photos i see on twitter! They have a beautiful color to them…if I didnt have an android id definitely have the instagram app!

  • Sean S

    I use Photobucket right now. I hear instagram is coming to android so that will be cool to try out.

  • Jade

    I use roidizer to get instagram-like effects on my pictures… I usually share via text or use a plugin on my twitter app to share pics directly to twitter. can’t wait for instagram for Android, through. instagram is a great photo sharing app.

  • Marilyn

    I use Flickr. My daughter uses Instagram and she loves it. She can turn a boring photo into something quite stunning. I am always amazed.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like Austin is a bit wet this year.

  • Elden

    I use Instagram. I love the ability to tweak my photos using the custom filters. I take pretty ordinary pics and they look pretty snazzy after a little work in Instagram. Plus posting is a snap.

    Thanks again for the cool giveaway!

  • Lauren

    I am a fan of instagram, too!

  • Andrew

    I just use my iphone and post to twitter. Works great… no complaints!

  • Li

    I use Photobucket, but from all the responses above maybe I should check out instagram

  • Lizzy

    I don’t usually use an app. I just post straight to facebook or twitter. Instagram sounds great!

  • Kim

    I use Flickr right now but I should try something a bit more adventurous with more features.

    I am excited to find out what the awesome prize is! I bet it will knock our socks off! Thanks for the chance to win. I will have sweet dreams tonight dreaming of Radio Shack goodies.

  • Kay Z

    I generally use twitpic and post from my computer. I don’t have a smart phone.

  • Linda Bundrick

    I post to facebook but Instagram sounds like the way to go…I need to try it .