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 →
In today’s increasingly voyeuristic society, there’s an understandable fascination with how those with rather generous bank accounts tend to live their lives. Indeed, the popularity of Television shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills underscores the immense interest in how the more fortunate amongst us spend their time.
For a while now, a Tumblr account titled Rich Kids of Instagram has been documenting how kids who know a thing or two about living the good life are spending their time. And with summer now in full swing, these well-to-do kids are taking their extravagant lifestyle to even more extreme heights.
If you love taking photos and you pride yourself on your Instagram library, likes and followers, then you’ll be happy to learn that your Instagram photo experience is about to get much better. And you might just end up getting even more likes and followers once the company rolls out a major redesign for its website. More →
In an effort to begin monetizing Instagram more seriously, the popular photo-sharing service has plans to infuse a lot more ads into user photostreams. Additionally, the Facebook-owned company announced that it may leverage information gleaned from user Facebook accounts to serve up more targeted ads on corresponding Instagram accounts.
While advertising on Instagram, in a broad sense, is nothing new, previous advertising efforts have been limited to adverts from big time companies like Levis. Under Instagram’s new rules, advertising will now be open to all comers.
It’s well established that anything one posts online these days remains permanently etched on the Internet. The moment a tweet or a photo goes up, it’s practically impossible to scrub it from its new-found digital existence. For most people, this is no big deal as the benefits to be gleaned from sharing items like photos with friends far outweigh any concerns about privacy. But once someone starts profiting from your personal photos, the dynamics of the equation completely change.
Meet Richard Prince, an “artist” whose skill set consists of photographing other people’s photographs, adjusting them slightly, and then selling them for enormous profit. It admittedly sounds bizarre, but Prince has been making a living doing just that for decades now.
If there is one thing that rings true on every corner of the Internet, it’s this: where there is a comments section, there will be trolls. Some people seemingly have nothing better to do than to sit around and post malicious and inflammatory comments all day, and they tend to ruin any chances of people having an intelligent conversation.
Of course, it’s not just blogs and news sites that have to worry about trolls, and Instagram users are all too familiar with that fact. But now, there may finally be an app that can rid your Instagram photo feed of any and all traces of those annoying troll comments and spam. More →
As if “Bendgate” wasn’t bad enough PR during the rollout of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, or the fact that the iOS 8.0.1 update turned iPhones into bricks, some people thought it would be fun to post pictures of their bent iPhones on Instagram. This seems to be adding to the notion that the new iPhones will bend easily just by putting the phone in your pocket and sitting down too fast, even though Consumer Reports basically debunked that as being “overblown.”
Instagram has just released a new iOS app for video-taking enthusiasts, Hyperlapse, that lets them easily create awesome time-lapse videos and share them with friends. Now, the company has explained the nifty technology behind its new app in a detailed blog post. More →