Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A word from the new chairman

Dear Koinup members,

ExitReality is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Koinup. An acquisition which allows the company to continue the journey in 3D, virtual worlds and social media. 
Koinup is a wonderful community that has a lot of heart, effort and commitment put into it and we are delighted to be a part of it. ExitReality already owns and operates other communities such as Twinity and vSide. We plan to continue to run Koinup with the same vision and with the same passion as it has operated to this point.
We want to assure all Koinup members that we will not change the way the community is managed. The acquisition will not affect the way you interact with the site, or submit your works.
We will try to make sure that accessing the site and uploading your works will not be affected in any way through this transition period.

Kind regards,
Danny Stefanic
Chairman - Koinup

ExitReality acquires games photo sharing social network, Koinup.com

Just a heads-up to let you know that Koinup.com has been acquired by ExitReality, owner and operator of vSide and Twinity virtual worlds. We care deeply about our members and chose ExitReality because we are confident they will continue to operate the social network with the vision we created. You can read more here www.exitreality.com

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

As we leave 2012 behind, the Koinup Staff wish you a Happy New Year, best wishes for 2013! For all the amazing content you have created and for making Koinup one of the most wonderful communities on the web, we want to say Thank You! We hope each and everyone of you are able to close out 2012 and ring in 2013 safely and warmly.

                                         (image by Shayariel)

Friday, September 7, 2012

How to get the most from Koinup & Bigoom Partnership

After the announcement of Koinup & Bigoom Partnership that allow Koinup members to buy and sell prints of their digital art, we saw hundreds of prints created by the seamless integration. Now let's us delight you with two new small but useful announcements:

1. In order to make it easy to find amazing prints, while developing a new whole section for such a use ( stay tuned with this blog for the release date), we're going to collect some of the most amazing prints in this Pinterest board: Koinup Prints - feel free to suggest your Koinup prints here in the comment to get featured in the board - we will add weekly new prints.

2. Moreover, we're glad to tell you that Koinup members can upgrade to Bigoom premium accounts - and get full control on the price of their prints - with a superlative 35% discount.

Just Insert the coupon: Koinup and voilà you will get the reduction

With Bigoom account premium you will have:
1. full control on the price of prints
2. 100% profit on the markup
3. Unlimited storage space

If you'are already member in Koinup, you can fill the coupon field here - otherwise login in Bigoom and visit the account page.

below of the prints in the Koinup print board - by Anna Anton

Source: koinup.com via Koinup on Pinterest

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Koinup Prints. First Reactions

We're only 2 days after the launch of Koinup prints and there's already a nice list positive reactions from media and users. Some examples:

1. More than 100 Koinuppers joined the Buy&Sell Prints group

2. More than 200 Koinup works were imported into Bigoom to be set as prints

3. Several Blogs talked about the release. The following are some of them

New World Notes - Koinup adds printed screenshots service

Mondi Virtuali - Koinup entra nell'ecommerce

HonourMcMillan - Monetizing your photos from Second Life

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Buy & Sell Prints of Virtual Art on Koinup

Koinup is pleased to announce the most impressive upgrade since the launch of the website. Thanks to a deep integration with the print service company Bigoom, you can now turn virtual art in physical objects and sell or buy prints of Koinup images.

"The partnership with Bigoom helped us to build a new way to think about the value of Koinup community and contents and now all the Koinup members can use Koinup & Bigoom not only to show off their talents, but also to sell prints of their artworks or buy them" says Pierluigi Casolari, co-founder with Edoardo Turelli of Koinup. "Recently we started to think that many images posted on Koinup were more than a form of self-expression. These contents are usually perceived as art on other social media as Pinterest, we thought that turning this digital artworks in "physical objects" would even increase the perception of them as art".

The logistic, billing and printing service is offered by Bigoom, an italian startup with a specific focus on helping online communities to print visual contents. Koinup built the integration upon the Bigoom API. With this integration, Koinup members can now easily create print versions of their images and display back on Koinup a direct link to their prints pages in Bigoom. With just one click Koinup pictures can be sent to Bigoom to set up a print version and then users can link directly on Koinup their shopping cart pages, where fans and customers can buy Prints. Info: www.koinup.com; www.bigoom.com

We invite all Koinup members and readers to take part in the discussion group, in order to give us feedbacks, tips, suggestions and help to improve this service. JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We're on Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

Click the button and follow Koinup on Pinterest. If you want to collaborate with Koinup, there's also a collaborative board called "Koinup.Top of the Top"  that you can join. How to do it? Info here

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The graphic dreamer of the week is Yasha

According to the staff of MondiVirtuali - the italian virtual world magazine - the Koinup Graphic Dreamer of the week is Yasha. You can read the story here and/or enjoy the artworks of Yasha on Koinup

If you're a digital artist and want to get a mention on mondivirtuali, follow these simple rules:

1. Join the Graphic Dreams group on Koinup
2. Submit your most amazing creations to the pool
3. Check out weekly this blog and/or MondiVirtuali to see if you have been featured (regularly, MondiVirtuali staff reviews contents in the pool and pick a few for the stories)

Above one of the latest pictures of Yasha

Friday, April 27, 2012

Contribute to the Koinup Pinterest Channel

We created an open board: "Koinup. Top of the Top" on our Pinterest channel and we're calling to action all the Koinuppers in order to contribute to it. The rule is basically to pin to this board your own - only made by you - most amazing artwork and/or picture, posted on Koinup. Only one content per member. Your top of the top.

If you're already on Pinterest, you can do it by yourself, by pinning to the board. In order to be added to contributors, leave a comment here with your Pinterest name and we will add promtly to the list of contributors. Then pin your own personal selection.

Other rules to pin:
1. No nudity
2. Only contents made by yourself
3. Only contents posted on Koinup
4. Only one content

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Winners of the Koinup FB Timeline Cover Contest

Koinup Cover on Facebook #3

After one week of time to vote, here's the announcement of the winners of the Koinup FB Timeline Cover Contest - the contest that we launched in order to create a new brand cover for the Koinup Facebook Timeline.

According to the rules, the winning works are the ones with the most higher - cumulative - number of votes (Koinup favorites and Facebook likes are considerated votes). Koinup visitors and members are the judges of the contest.

Here's the winners 

http://www.koinup.com/Jay_Age_H_/work/426405/ 5 favorites, 33 likes = 38 votes
http://www.koinup.com/Vero1324/work/425176/ 6 favorites, 24 likes = 30 votes  http://www.koinup.com/Baroque/work/425836/ 14 favorites, 2 like= 16 votes  http://www.koinup.com/VladMlad/work/425361/ 7 likes, 8 favorites = 15 votes http://www.koinup.com/GuinneV/work/427945/ 15 favorites = 15 votes  http://www.koinup.com/LookatmyBack/work/426066/ 11 favorites, 3 likes= 14votes http://www.koinup.com/LittlebirdTrapt/work/427397/ 5 favorites, 8 likes = 13 votes

The winning images will be featured as covers in the Koinup fanpage and they will be showcased in rotations and in several "milestones" available in the timeline of the page. You can view (and like) the page here

Along with the winners, we like to make an honorary mentions of an other series of works that got a significant number of votes and/or that express with originality the subject requested

Many others works would deserve an honorary mentions or a place in this announcement. What we can say is that the quality of submissions has been pretty high and we -at Koinup - are definitely honored to have around us such amazing creative community. Thanks to all participants

Above one of the winning images by LookatmyBack