Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

Satire Site Posts Article About a Girl Suing Instagram for $500M, and Everyone Runs It

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“This is a Satire Website. Fictional Stories Just for laughs.” That’s the line you’ll find if you scroll to the bottom of the ODGossip website. But when they posted that the subject of an embarrassing Meme was suing Instagram for $500 million, blogs and publications the world over went ahead and ran with it. Read more…

Study Finds 11 Percent of #nofilter Tagged Instagram Photos are Hefe-n Lying

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How dare they!? According to a study conducted by Spredfast, 11% of Instagram users posting under the #nofilter tag are in-fact using a filter. At an estimated 8.6 million photos, the collection of fibbing photographers is growing daily. Read more…

Did You Know: Instagram Started Life as a Check In App Named After Booze

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Here’s a neat piece of photo trivia you can throw out the next time there’s a lull in conversation at a party: Instagram wasn’t originally called ‘Instagram.’ In fact, it wasn’t even a photo sharing app. Instagram was initially called ‘Burbn’ (after the Whiskey) and it was a check in app ala Foursquare. Read more…

Hilarious and Tragic Photo Series of People Posed as if They’ve Just Fallen… Hard

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Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan has taken to creating an ongoing series of tragic-but-humorous images that brilliantly depict people’s willingness to put the safety of their material objects ahead of their own. Read more…

Instagram in Hot Water for Disabling Mom Blogger’s Account Over Innocent Photo

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The big social networks seem to have a hard time determining what is and is not inappropriate, and to their PR detriment, they seem to make the wrong judgement time and again. The latest case in point comes out of the Instagram camp, that this week decided to disable a mommy blogger’s account for posting ‘inappropriate’ photos of her kids that seem completely innocent. Read more…

Pic Nix Lets You Anonymously Make Fun of Your Instagram Friends… Using a Robot

We all have those friends. The ones that post ridiculous amounts of the most cliché Instagram photos. If only there was a way you could somehow point this out to them, anonymously and with a healthy dose of passive aggression… Well, now there is (or rather was… see update) thanks to a service called Pic Nix. Read more…

Seaside Resort Now Looking for a CIO — A Chief Instagram Officer

Are you a fan of social media? Is Instagram your go-to place to share your story with the world? Are you looking for a part-time summer job? Well, if so, you might just be a perfect fit for Hillside Beach Club, a seaside resort in Turkey who is hiring a CIO – a Chief Instagram Officer.
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Prolific Graffiti Artist Brags Over Instagram, Earns 23 Counts of Felony Vandalism

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If we’ve said it once, we’ve said a thousand times: don’t post illegal activity to Instagram. Because while the photo sharing service does sometimes seem to be the domain of teenaged girls with a duck face problem and hipsters who would like to share their latte with you, the police also spend time on there.

That’s a lesson notorious NYC graffiti artist Peter Podsiadlo, better known as SEMP, learned the hard way this week when his Instagram photos earned him 23 felony counts of vandalism. Read more…

Instagram Builds Impressive Photo Editing Features Into Major Version 6.0 Release

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Instagram just released its most significant update since the social photo sharing app enabled video sharing, adding a slew of photo editing features that bring the app in step with other major photo capture and editing apps like VSCO Cam. Read more…

22-Year-Old’s Kim & Kanye Wedding Photo Shatters Instagram’s Most-Liked Record

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Chances are good many of our readers couldn’t care less about a wedding photo from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding, or even what the most popular photo on the photo sharing service Instagram is. But the story behind the photo that claims both of those titles is actually pretty interesting. Read more…