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  • BarkCam, BarkBox’s Instagram For Dogs, Is Now Available

    BarkCam, BarkBox’s Instagram For Dogs, Is Now Available

    Instagram is the Instagram for dogs in many ways, but BarkBox thinks it doesn’t go quite far enough. The company’s new app is BarkCam, an iOS title available now and designed to make it easier to capture and enhancify your doggy pictures. Why is the app better than Instagram for dog pics specifically? BarkBox says it’s because it can automatically play sounds that catch… Read More

  • Instagram Direct | Fly or Die

    Instagram Direct Isn’t Dead, The Messaging Feature Has 45 Million Users

    Seven months after launching Instagram Direct, 45 million of Instagram’s 200 million users are actively sending or opening Direct messages, the company tells me. This 23% monthly usage rate indicates Direct is far from stillborn. While I haven’t seen or heard of many friends using the ephemeral private sharing channel, it may be quietly gaining steam with those who use Instagram… Read More

  • Facebook Tries Being A TV Channel With New Mobile Video Player

    Facebook Tries Being A TV Channel With New Mobile Video Player

    If you watch one of a friend’s videos, Facebook will now try to get you to watch more with a new carousel of suggested videos that appears after you view one in the mobile News Feed. Reminiscent of YouTube’s Related Videos, Facebook confirms the existence of this fresh laidback experience in Facebook for iOS that I spotted over the weekend. It lets you quickly watch a series of… Read More

  • Reelagram Turns Instagram Photos Into View-Master Reels

    Reelagram Turns Instagram Photos Into View-Master Reels

    Before there was Oculus Rift and Cardboard, there was View-Master. Children who grew up in the analog era will have special memories of this stereoscopic viewer and its accompanying cardboard disks featuring images of their favorite characters and scenes from books, TV shows, and movies. Now, a company called Reelagram is tapping into our collective nostalgia for this simpler time by… Read More

  • The Most-Liked Instagram Photo In The World Took 4 Days To Edit

    The Most-Liked Instagram Photo In The World Took 4 Days To Edit

    Remember the time that Kim Kardashian proved that social media popularity has very little to do with talent by posting the most liked photo of all time? It was a photo of her and her brand spankin’ new husband Kanye West kissing at their wedding, and it stole the crown from Justin Bieber with 2 million likes in about 24 hours. Read More

  • #Love: My ‘Friends’ Don’t ‘Like’ Me

    #Love: My ‘Friends’ Don’t ‘Like’ Me

    When I was writing Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I’ll Never Do, I read an article by Robin Dunbar, evolutionary anthropologist, which said that humans cannot process more than 150 friendships at any given point in our lives. This really resonated with me as I had been feeling spread thin on social media, only getting glimpses of the people I wanted to interact with because of… Read More

  • Instagram Unveils New Effects Features

    Instagram 6.0 Seduces Pro Photographers With Adjustable Filters And 9 New Effects

    “People come to instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me. So today Instagram is adding sliders to control 10 new photo effects and the intensity of it’s existing filters. These give everyone the power of desktop editing suites and specialty mobile apps, which Systrom says “creates a… Read More

  • Kim Kardashian Steals Most-Liked Instagram Photo From Bieber

    Kim Kardashian Steals Most-Liked Instagram Photo From Bieber

    If you’re wondering where we’re at as a society, this should help clear things up. The above photo, posted by Kim Kardashian of her wedding to Kanye West, now has more than 1.95 million likes, making it the most liked Instagram picture of all time. Before Kimye took the crown, Biebs and Selena Gomez held the title of most liked Instagram photo with this bad boy, which saw 1.82… Read More

  • Retro Is One Of The Most Beautiful Instagram iPad Viewers

    Retro Is One Of The Most Beautiful Instagram iPad Viewers

    Despite being one of the fastest growing social sites in the world, Instagram still hasn’t come out with an iPad app. This has allowed several developers to step into the breech and offer their own tablet viewers for the popular photo-sharing app. Some of the most popular ones include Padgram, Pictacular, and Iris App. In order to step up to the competition, a bootstrapped… Read More

  • Selfie Science Reveals Your Love Of The ‘Rise’ Filter May Be Misplaced

    Selfie Science Reveals Your Love Of The ‘Rise’ Filter May Be Misplaced

    A new study covering over 160,000 Instagram selfies might help you keep your selfie game tight. HubSpot ‘Social Media Scientist’ Dan Zarrella is behind the research in this emerging area of study, which looks at tags, colors and filters to determine the secret recipe for selfie success. The results reveal that my gut instincts around selfies are dead wrong, which is something I… Read More

  • Google Launches An Instagram Account

    Google Launches An Instagram Account

    Instagram is so hot that no one can resist joining in. Not even Google. The search giant, in a joint-celebration over the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube (??), has today launched its own Instagram account. So far there is one video post, showing today’s time-sinking Google Doodle. In other words, Google’s first Instagram is kind of, sort of (though not technically)… Read More

  • Twitter Makes Like Instagram

    Twitter Makes Like Instagram

    Twitter is sending email blasts to its users with the urgent subject line: “Share your best photos on Twitter” — and describing its offering as being “beyond words”. Read More

  • Facebook’s Standalone App Plan: Launch Betas, If They Work Grow To 100M Users, Then Monetize

    Facebook’s Standalone App Plan: Launch Betas, If They Work Grow To 100M Users, Then Monetize

    Facebook plans to launch more standalone apps, and today on its Q1 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a blueprint for picking which ones to throw the company’s weight behind. First, its Creative Labs initiative will build apps with specific purposes. If they resonate with users, Facebook will push to grow them to 100 million users. If that works, only then will it try to earn money… Read More

  • Facebook Passes 1B Mobile Users, 200M Messenger Users In Q1

    Facebook Passes 1B Mobile Users, 200M Messenger Users In Q1

    Another mobile milestone for Facebook: the company reported in its Q1 earnings that it has now passed the 1 billion mark for monthly active users on phones and tablets. 1.01 billion to be exact. That is a sign of how mobile is approaching near-parity with desktop for Facebook: overall MAUs  across both desktop and mobile totalled 1.28 billion. Read More

  • Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab

    Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab

    Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram’s Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram’s focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty, to contrast with Vine, which centers around re-sharing and globally popular expert content… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • Instagram Just Got A Whole Lot More Biden

    Instagram Just Got A Whole Lot More Biden

    What photo sharing network would be complete without U.S. Vice President Joe Biden? The answer is none, which makes Instagram the first network to qualify. The veep signed up and posted his first image today, though the first pic is actually from his office staff and not Biden himself, ol’ Joe will be posting his own shots too, and those will be signed by the man himself to distinguish… Read More

  • Twitter And Tumblr-Focused Analytics Provider Union Metrics Now Does Instagram, Too

    Twitter And Tumblr-Focused Analytics Provider Union Metrics Now Does Instagram, Too

    Union Metrics, the social analytics platform whose most recent claim to fame was being the first to receive Tumblr’s blessing, is today rolling out a similar service for Instagram, as well as introducing a new suite which will pull Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram into one platform. The company had previously been testing the Instagram analytics service in a private beta with around 15… Read More

  • Instagram Is Down (Update: It’s Back!)

    Instagram Is Down (Update: It’s Back!)

    RED ALERT! We are at DEFCON 1. Instagram is down. Read More

  • #Love: Unfollowing Exes

    #Love: Unfollowing Exes

    One month ago, I got dumped. It was the third in a series of failed, long-term relationships over the past five years. All relationships end differently. Some exes stay friends, or fail to stay friends, or continue hooking up, or cut each other out entirely. Some exes combine any number of those things to form a symphony of chaos. But no matter how it ends, or how it evolves after it’s… Read More