Social Media Archive

I Posted a Picture of a Cheeseburger on Facebook and Everyone Freaked Out

My Facebook wall is pretty tame. I have added most of my family as friends, and I try not to repulse them with anything too salacious, odd, or despicable. I’ll upload photos of my dog Kermit, of myself and my boyfriend — you know, the usual stuff. Until now. I have uploaded … Continue reading Source link

Multi-media journalists face jail time after reporting on North Dakota pipeline protest

Investigative reporter and co-founder of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, is now facing riot charges in the state of North Dakota after her report on a Native American-led pipeline protest there went viral on Facebook. Democracy Now! issued a statement about the new charges against Goodman late Saturday. The news organization, which spun out of WBAI-FM, creates programming which is syndicated via radio, podcasts, cable television, public …

Instagram now has an app for Windows 10 tablets

Instagram has expanded its app availability to users of tablets running Microsoft’s Windows 10. The Facebook-owned, visual content social sharing platform announced the new app in a blog post yesterday. It’s most notable as there’s still no iPad app for Instagram. Although Instagram launched a Windows 10 Mobile app back in April. Instagram says any device running Windows 10 can use its app, which is available for download in the Windows App …

Fashion’s old guard are right to fear the blogger | David Mitchell

Live by the sword, die by the sword. That’s what Vogue.com’s senior editors should be thinking at the moment. Ruefully, if they can do that without exacerbating wrinkles. Last week they were simply going about their business disparaging and belittling people – just a normal day at the office for those who professionally sit in judgment on what others are wearing – when they got …

The Guardian view of Vogue v the bloggers: business is winning | Editorial

There is a picture on Instagram that perfectly captures the current row about who decides what is fashion. The dispute is between Vogue magazine, fashion’s ultimate arbiter for the last 100 years, and the fashion bloggers regarded by their millions of social media followers as the real deal. The picture, posted by the blogger Caroline Vreeland, was taken during Milan’s fashion week. It shows the …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Twitter Group's Nude Photos Got Shared Publicly

I was on Twitter one day in early June when I noticed that a guy named Brian* posted a tweet saying “Like to be in my group chat.” I didn’t know him, but I “liked” the tweet anyway, and Brian put me in the chat. It was a pretty even 50/50 split of girls and guys, and the guys were basically … Continue reading Source link

Facebook inflated a key video view metric by 60-80% for two years

No one saw this coming, except everyone who works in online video. The Wall Street Journal reports that social media giant Facebook over-reported video ad view time on its platform for two whole years, citing unnamed sources. The reporting traces back to this Facebook blog post. From the Wall Street Journal: Several weeks ago, Facebook disclosed in a post on its …

Here's what you need to know about Twitter's new character limit update

Reuters Twitter has been struggling to attract new users and retain existing ones. In a long-awaited update for the social network, Twitter announced today that video, still images, animated GIFs, polls, and quotes will no longer apply to the 140-character limit for tweets. Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 …

What It's Like to Be a "Third Culture Kid" in the Age of Social Media

Instagram is pretty effing dope.I know that sounds arbitrary, but just think about it: you follow people, sometimes they follow you back; you can watch, emulate, fawn over, covet, inspire, and be inspired by these people who, oftentimes, you don’t even know! You can find similarities with these … Continue reading Source link

Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

Over the past year Instagram has been working to reinvigorate the Explore tab, which is the app’s place for showing content personalized for you. What started as a simple algorithm to determine photos you may enjoy seeing has evolved into a full-fledged discovery platform to show you photos and videos that will want to make you spend more time in the app. A major part off this …