Instagram has launched what it calls “Sensitive Content Control” which will allow users to decide how much sensitive content shows up for them in Explore. The goal is to allow users to have a hand in the kind of experience they want to have on Instagram. The company has a strong statement of what is […]
Instagram has announced that it is rolling out a new way to help users secure their accounts if they have been hacked. Called “Security Checkup,” Instagram says that it will guide users through steps to keep accounts as secure as it can.
Comedian Bo Burnham has released a comical yet brutally pointed one-man music show that pokes fun at the Internet culture and has received praise from fans and celebrities who find it perfectly relatable and on-the-nose.
Facebook today announced that after extensive testing, it is rolling out the ability to hide likes on either Facebook or Instagram. However, the original plan to hide likes by default has changed, as the social media company is not turning the feature on by default.
Instagram means different things to different photographers, whether that’s the place to search and be found for new work opportunities, the go-to spot for becoming inspired, or where to post photos and get feedback from the largest photography community on the Internet.
The folks running NASCAR’s social media accounts gave photographers a good chuckle this week. In a post announcing a big victory by one of its drivers, they mocked up some “contact sheets” of positive color images that look like they were taken with Ilford HP5 Plus black and white film. Oops… The post was created […]
A court in the Netherlands has ordered a woman to delete all of the photos of her grandchildren that she’s posted on Facebook and Pinterest without their parents permission. The ruling, handed down last week, is calling into question what qualifies as “purely personal” usage in the age of social media. According to the BBC, […]
In Guns, Germs, and Steel, author Jared Diamond describes two systems of invention transmission: 1) idea diffusion: imitation of an idea, and 2) blueprint copying: literal copying of an idea. Diamond uses the development of writing systems as the medium to discuss the concepts, noting that written writing systems probably only rose independently in Sumeria […]
First off it’s not you, it’s Instagram. It comes down to a few very simple things that can be summed up in three words and two reasons: chronological order and saturation. There are so many people on Instagram, and the organic, chronological order news feed is sadly a thing of the past. These two things […]
Landscape and travel photographer James Popsys has noticed a troubling habit lately: he’s posting things “for the dopamine hit,” and he doesn’t believe he’s the only one.
I had read this story about a social media influencer who posted professional photos of her accident on Instagram along with what appeared to be a product placement. I thought it unbelievable until… it happened to me.
The rise of social media has had a massive impact on the art we see, consume, and interact with on a daily basis. Some of that impact was positive, some negative, but one of the most radical changes has also been one of the most detrimental: the demise of the gatekeepers. Gatekeepers were the tastemakers […]
Instagram’s controversial experiment with hiding public like counts is only live in seven countries, but it’s already inspired some freakouts from influencers who claim the change is crippling their engagement and destroying their livelihood.
“How do I grow my Instagram?” … it’s a question I get asked often… too often. So I’m writing this article for my own selfish benefit. Rather than spend time repetitively composing a response, from now on, I can just link here when the next person asks me how they can grow their Instagram. And […]
It should come as no surprise that everything on Instagram is not as it seems. And yet, the revelation that the famed #GatesofHeaven photo op in Bali, Indonesia is a fake photo op that will cost you one or two bucks has surprised many as the news rippled across the Internet this week. The instantly […]
Yesterday evening, Instagram announced two new anti-bullying features that it’s calling “two steps on a longer path” towards “leading the industry in the fight against online bullying.
UK-based photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor recently shared an interesting video about what he calls “The Instagram Problem for Photographers. ” Namely: that Instagram has quickly become the default method for sharing your work with the world.
Madonna has about 14 million followers on Instagram, so the American singer knows first-hand how powerful the photo-sharing social network is for “influencing. ” But now she’s speaking out against Instagram and the darker side of using it.
There has been a viral “chain letter” type of post that has been spreading on Instagram that warns users of the social network limiting post reach. Instagram has officially responded by saying that it does not do anything to prevent posts from showing up to all your followers. Over the past few months, Instagram users […]
Facebook is making it a priority these days to fight misinformation being spread on its social network, and the company has just announced that it’s now fact-checking photos and videos being shared by users.
If you are a landscape photographer trying to get your work out there, you have surely heard about that one big imaging platform called Instagram. So you made yourself a profile and started sharing all the gorgeous work that you worked hard for and suddenly you wonder: why is nobody liking my images and why […]
There’s a new Instagram fad in town, and it promises to bring you more followers, likes, comments, and exposure for your work. No, we’re not talking about botting—that’s already on its way out.
If you use your Instagram account as a main online portfolio for your photography, it’s important to make sure you’re presenting your work and skills well. Here’s a 14-minute video in which photographer Peter McKinnon shares tips for taking your Instagram to the next level.
Without a doubt, Instagram is one of the most exciting social media platforms anywhere. It is now ranked the number two most active social media platform by number of users (just behind Facebook) with over 600 million participants.