Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

Day Care Workers Fired for Making Fun of Children Through Instagram Photos

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Instagram can be a force for good. For example, the hashtag and Instagram account #litterati has encouraged thousands to pick up trash they find on the street. But as with most tools, it can also do harm, and a couple of day care workers in Virginia recently used the service to those ends, losing their jobs in the process. Read more…

Instagram Brand Policy No Longer Allows Connected Apps to Use ‘Insta’ or ‘Gram’

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Back when Instagram first came on the scene — you know, before Facebook paid 735 Million dollars to snatch the company up before Twitter could get its hands on it — the photo sharing app actually encouraged connected apps to use the terms “insta” and “gram” in their names. Thus were born services like Statigram, Webstagram, Luxogram and more.

But a recent change to the company’s brand guidelines has Instagram taking a step back and banning any app that would like to use its API from using either of the terms if they would like to enjoy continued access. Read more…

Photojournalist Buddies Stage a Friendly Instagram Photo Battle

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There’s nothing like a friendly competition among peers to make a road trip that much more enjoyable, and when you can get a few thousand people to join in and judge the outcome, that’s even better. That’s what photojournalists and friends Eric Thayer and Joshua Lott did recently when they found themselves in a midst of an impromptu Instagram battle. Read more…

Humor: What if Disney Princesses Shared Photos on Instagram?

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I admit that I am an Instagram Junkie. To paraphrase that classic SNL line: “I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE INSTAGRAM.” It’s not that I really enjoy sharing images of my dog and what I had for dinner, it’s more that I love looking at the uploads of those I follow. Following celebrities is a lot of fun, as you get to see a glimpse inside their world. What are they thinking? Where are they going? What are they doing?

BforBel.com knows this and took it a step further…all the way to Disney.
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Instagram Under Fire for Hosting Photos for Live Animal Sellers

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You may think the worst offenses on Instagram are aesthetic, but animal-rights activists are complaining that the service helps users sell live animals that end up slaughtered for food or religious sacrifices.
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Sigur Ros Collects Crowdsourced Photos and Clips for New Music Video

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Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros has turned to Instagram to create its latest music video, encouraging fans to upload clips that can be melded into an evolving visual interpretation of the song “Stormur.”
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Sales Clerk Fired for Sharing a Picture of His Paycheck on Instagram

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Social media have opened all sorts of avenues for getting in trouble at work, from oversharing workplace gossip on Twitter to old Facebook photos showing bosses parts of your past not covered on your resume. But here’s a relatively new one: Showing the world what your paycheck looks like.
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What Mars Would Look Like if Captured Using Instagram or Hipstamatic

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What would we think the surface of Mars looks like if NASA had equipped the Curiosity rover with a smartphone loaded with Instagram or Hipstamatic instead of the advanced scientific cameras they chose? Greek photo enthusiast Nikos Kantarakias decided to find out.
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US Government Calls Syrian President’s Instagram Debut a ‘Despicable PR Stunt’

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In a move roundly criticized by the U.S. State Department, embattled Syrian Pres. Bashat Assad has taken to Instagram to promote jarringly bucolic images of life in the war-torn nation.
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Snapping Instagram Photos of Food May Actually Help Things Taste Better

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Annoyed at people who have a habit of snapping a quick food photo before every meal? There might be a scientific explanation for why some of them do so: scientists have found that that rituals such as snapping a quick food pic may actually help make eating more pleasurable for the eater.
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