An interesting video making the rounds on the web showcases what it’s like to post something on Instagram when you have a following that numbers in the millions. Spotted by TechCrunch, we’re directed to the following Facebook video from Demy De Zeeuw, a Dutch soccer player who runs a popular soccer-oriented Instagram account called 433 with over 8 million followers.
How many times were you involved in a conversation with your friends and family about liking each other’s pics on Facebook or Instagram? Some people take this meaningless social interaction pretty seriously, though I guess it’s pretty clear where I stand on on the matter. If you’re interested in analyzing the likes your Instagram photos receive – or you have friends who might appreciate a service like this – you should check out a brand new app that can do all of the heavy lifting for you. More →
Are those selfies you post every 12 seconds on Instagram really doing you any favors? Do your followers like the artistic photos of food that you post much more? It’s easy to get lost in your own little world on Instagram, but don’t forget to give your fans what they want every now and then. What do they want, exactly? We have no idea, but now there’s a great little website you can use to instantly see your top nine Instagram posts of 2015 in order of popularity. More →
Watching our planet crumble around us has never looked so beautiful.
It’s difficult to dispute the impact humans have had on Earth, and the damage isn’t slowing down. While progress continues to be made thanks to increased efforts surrounding renewable energy, electric vehicles and other endeavors, mankind has much work to do if it hopes to reverse the years of negative impact modern technologies have had on the climate. And now, a project on Instagram looks to open our eyes to the causes and effects of global warming with stunning photography captured by professional and amateur photographers across five continents. More →
Every time I’ve laughed at one of Mark Zuckerberg’s decisions, he’s made me look foolish. I remember being very skeptical of Facebook’s decision to buy up virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last year but a new report from Variety is making me understand just how cool Facebook’s plans for virtual reality could be. More →
Connor Franta isn’t a traditional celebrity by any stretch of the imagination but he does have more than 4 million followers on Instagram. He’s won such a following by producing some truly eye-catching photos and now he’s taken to YouTube to share his secrets for making the “perfect Instagram.” More →
Instagram, the popular photo sharing site owned by Facebook, has never been more popular. Just about a week ago, Instagram proudly announced that it now boasts more than 400 million users who have shared a jaw-dropping 40 billion photos. And speaking to the Instagram’s growing international reach, the service notes that more than 75% of its user base reside outside of the U.S.
The last time Instagram released user metrics was back in December when it said its user base checked in at 300 million users. That being the case, Instagram has impressively grown by more than 30% in just about 10 months time. All that being said, just what exactly are Instagram users taking so many photos of?
Facebook’s mobile apps are some of the most popular apps in the world, used by hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life. The main Facebook app is obviously its most popular one, but other apps like Messenger and Instagram also have huge user bases. But did you know that Facebook has an app that almost no one uses by comparison? This particular app is unpopular by design, because it’s not open to the public. Instead, it’s intended for use only by famous people — but you’re about to get a rare inside look at this mysterious app. More →
Get ready, Instagram fans: the ads in your timeline are about to get much, much more annoying. Instagram wisely chose Apple event day to sneak in an announcement aimed at its advertising partners, and the magic number is 30. Beginning on September 30th, Instagram will allow advertisers to run video ads that are up to 30 seconds in length. What’s more, Instagram users in 30 new countries can look forward to seeing ads hit their timelines.
The list of new countries includes Italy, Spain, Mexico, India and South Korea. More →
The photo everyone’s talking about: ‘The Rock’ in his pool holding cute puppies he saved from drowning
You’ve probably seen Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in many entertaining movies over the years, but you’ve never seen him holding two cute French Bulldogs in each arm after having saved one of them on Labor Day from drowning. Because that’s what The Rock did this weekend. And now everyone’s talking about it More →
What happens when you have the same name as a popular football star and you also own a potentially highly coveted Instagram handle? Just ask Andrés Iniesta — the regular man, not the Spanish superstar — and he’ll tell you that Instagram might freeze you out of your own account for no apparent reason. More →
If you’ve started noticing more and more male nipples plastered on all sorts of pictures of naked or partially undressed women, you’re probably wondering why it’s happening. The answer is pretty straightforward: Instagram and other social networks can tell the differences between male and female nipples, and only the former is allowed to appear in images. More →
Sharing photos quickly with friends and family is easier than ever now that we all have Instagram on our phones, but the popular app has never been the first choice for photo enthusiasts. Filters are great, but what photographers have always wanted is access to the high-res versions of their shots. Years later, it looks like they’re finally getting what they want. More →