Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

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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Instagram Passes 300 Million Users, Now Larger Than Twitter

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Instagram has officially passed the 300 million user mark, making it more popular than Twitter (which reported 284 million six weeks ago).
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A Clean Slate: Why One of Instagram’s Most Followed Photographers is Deleting All 1K of His Posts

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Well known Instagram user, street photographer, and Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley Richard Koci Hernandez has announced he will be deleting all of his photographs from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service. Read more…

Polaroid’s Instagram Logo Look-a-Like Camera, the Socialmatic, Gets an Official Release Date

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After three years of teasing and a handful of tentative release dates that have come and gone, the Polaroid Socialmatic instant printing digital camera officially has a release date. As in, an actual day… not just a month or quarter.

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The Top 10 Most Instagrammed Locations of 2014

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Every year Instagram goes through their data and compiles a list of the ten most Instagrammed locations of the year. And while they haven’t published the list themselves yet, they were kind enough to send it over to us.

So, without further ado, join us as we count down the top 10 geotagged locations of 2014 on Instagram. Read more…

What if Guys Were Social Networks? Fashion Photos of Models as Facebook, Twitter and More

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As a followup to her popular What If Girls Were Internet Browsers series that blew across the World Wide Web at the end of last year, fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta decided to tackle another similarly pressing question: what if guys were social networks?

As with the first series, she enlisted the help of some high quality stylists/designers and, together, they tried to capture the character of each of the major social networks in a conceptual fashion portrait. Read more…

Instagram Finally Lets You Edit Captions After You Post, No More Typeos… Typoes… Typos

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The new update to Instagram, launched just hours ago and rolling out to both iOS and Android as we type this, brings two major feature upgrades. First: Instagram is making it easier to explore and discover new accounts to follow. And second: you can FINALLY edit captions after you post a photograph. Read more…