Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

Congressman’s Instagram Photos Reveal Misuse of Taxpayer Money

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Illinois representative Aaron Schock is facing serious scrutiny over accusations that he has been misusing taxpayer money for expensive travel and entertainment. His downfall came in the form of Instagram photos: the EXIF data gave him away.
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New Doom Mod Adds a Selfie Stick and 37 Instagram Filters to the Classic Game

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It’s becoming trendy to offer selfies as a feature in video games now. Just weeks after World of Warcraft added self-portraits through a new patch, the classic first-person-shooter Doom is getting the same treatment — albeit unofficially.

There’s a new mod for the game called “InstaDoom” that adds a selfie stick and 37 Instagram filters to the game, opening the door to some strange in-game photo ops.
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Experiment Shows What Happens When You Repost a Photo to Instagram 90 Times

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Every time you post a photo to Instagram, it loses a tiny bit of quality. It’s not really noticeable for a single upload, but if you save and repost the photo over and over, the quality loss becomes extreme. It’s a concept known as “generation loss,” and is the subject of artist Pete Ashton‘s project “I Am Sitting In Stagram (2015).”
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Crowdsourced Instagram Photos of Snowstorm Land on the Front Page of the New York Times

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Yesterday’s front page of the New York Times featured a story about the snow that has been falling on the Northeastern United States. Accompanying the article and dominating a large portion of the page were 9 Instagram photos of the snow as snapped by Times readers.

Poytner points out that this appears to have been the first time the New York Times published audience-submitted photographs on the front page of its printed newspaper.
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Picattoo Turns Your Favorite Instagram Photos Into Temporary Tattoos

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Picattoo is a new service by INK361 that turns your Instagram photographs into temporary tattoos that you can decorate your body with.
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These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

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By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account boasting more than 600,000 followers. His stream of images consists of dreamlike photos that are often clearly the result of compositing, but there’s one hidden fact that sets Jahns apart: his editing is done strictly on his phone.
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Judge: Police Can Use Fake Instagram Accounts to Try to See Your Private Photos

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A federal judge has decided that it’s okay for police officers to befriend Instagram users with fake accounts in order to gain access to photos shared through the service.
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Photo Sharing is Big, Big Business: Instagram is Now Reportedly Worth $35 Billion

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When Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock back in April 2012, the world balked at the price. Instagram was only a 17-month-old company at the time that had just launched on Android, and there was no income on the horizon.

Well, fast forward two years, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks like a genius for making the deal: Instagram is estimated to be worth $35 billion now.
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The Great Instagram Purge Vaporizes Millions of Spammy ‘User’ Accounts

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After announcing that it had passed 300 million active users earlier this month, Instagram warned that it would be cracking down on spam accounts and that users may see their follower counts drop as a result. It has come to pass.

If your follower counts just dropped noticeably, you’re seeing the effects of the Great Instagram Purge, which has wiped out millions upon millions of accounts.
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Instagram Adds Five New Photo Filters and Improves the Filter Selection Process

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Instagram today announced that it has added five new photo filters to its enormously popular app. The filter selection process has also been revamped in order to make it easier to use.
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