Category Archives: Instagram

I’m starting to love Instagram Stories more than Snapchat because I’m incredibly thirsty

Instagram and Snapchat are basically the same thing now, with one major difference: Everyone you know is on the first, and not the second. 

I know, Snapchat is cool—the superior offering, really—but it's true. Instagram, quickly becoming the dad-rock of social media, has 300 million daily users versus 158 million on Snapchat. I didn't think this mattered until Snapchat shot itself in the foot with a small but significant update recently.

It's all to do with Stories, which work similarly on each platform. Basically, you take a picture or short video and post it under your profile, where your followers—all of them, or a select group, depending on your settings—can watch it for a span of 24 hours.  Read more...

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I’m starting to love Instagram Stories more than Snapchat because I’m incredibly thirsty

Instagram and Snapchat are basically the same thing now, with one major difference: Everyone you know is on the first, and not the second. 

I know, Snapchat is cool—the superior offering, really—but it's true. Instagram, quickly becoming the dad-rock of social media, has 300 million daily users versus 158 million on Snapchat. I didn't think this mattered until Snapchat shot itself in the foot with a small but significant update recently.

It's all to do with Stories, which work similarly on each platform. Basically, you take a picture or short video and post it under your profile, where your followers—all of them, or a select group, depending on your settings—can watch it for a span of 24 hours.  Read more...

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#BoycottTheBefore wants you to rethink what eating disorder recovery looks like

Just a few months ago, Lexie Louise deleted a photo from her Instagram that compared her body during her eating disorder to her body after recovery. 

She realized these popular side-by-side images, which spread widely across social media to increase awareness and promote the benefits of recovery, can actually do more harm than good. So, she created an empowering hashtag campaign called #BoycottTheBefore to call them out.

"I deleted my 'then' vs. 'now' recovery photos from social media today," Louise wrote in a post explaining her decision. "Why? Well, because I am seeing I am so much more than just a comparison photo." Read more...

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Instagram lets you post up to 10 photos or videos as 1 swipeable carousel

 Instagram wants you to share a more complete picture of your experiences in its classic feed, not just its Snapchat Stories clone. Today, Instagram launches the ability to share a mix of up to 10 photos or videos as a single carousel post that friends can swipe through. You can think of them as Instagram albums that collect permanent photos or videos around a theme. The feature rolls out… Read More

Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava

 If you’re trying to build the Instagram for exercise, it helps to have the guy building Instagram for Instagram. That’s why Strava has added Instagram head of product Kevin Weil to its board of directors. Formerly VP of Product for Twitter, Weil has proven his skills through a rapid set of launches at Instagram including its surprisingly successful Snapchat Stories clone. Now Weil… Read More

Chelsea Handler trolls Trump with a Nordstrom bag outside the White House

Chelsea Handler just gave a shout-out to Donald Trump with the most perfectly crafted Instagram post.

Set right outside the gates of the White House, the photo's caption said it all.

"A Jew and a Gay went to pick a Muslim up from the airport, headed straight to Nordstrom, and then headed over to @whitehouse to give our thanks!"

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