Instagram is investigating user reports of hacked accounts

Over the past week, there’s been an uptick in users reporting on Reddit and Twitter that their Instagram accounts have been hacked, with the contact information associated with the account being changed. After Mashable first reported on the account takeovers on Monday, Instagram now says it’s looking into the claims. “We are inves…Read More Social […]

Chrissy Teigen made a transfixing Instagram story about a snail’s journey to safety

The model’s followers showed her a lot of love for her four-part Instagram story of the yellow snail crossing the road. Read more… More about Social Media, Chrissy Teigen, Snails, Entertainment, and Celebrities Social Media

Instagram Marketing Strategy 101

I can say with 100% confidence that Instagram is winning for favorite social platform among the humans I know. But why do people love Instagram so much? The most common response I hear when asking my friends, family, and acquaintances this question is, “The pictures!” In 2017, digital asset management company Webdam noted that visual […]

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Story Ads

When Instagram announced the release of full-screen, vertical story ads this March, advertisers had reason to be excited. Story ads represented an alternative to News Feed ads—which, though still effective, had lost a bit of novelty. They’d also grown way more competitive: Image via Statista In September of last year, Instagram’s 2 million monthly active […]

Instagram comments reveal new LA Weekly owner’s right-wing agenda in action

Across the country over the past year, corporations have gobbled up prominent alt-weekly and local publications, only to either tear them down to the studs, or totally destroy them.  In Los Angeles, former LA Weekly staffers think that a mysterious shell company went a step further. The staffers theorize that it purchased the traditionally liberal […]

Facebook and Instagram add activity trackers to help you limit your time on social media

Instagram and Facebook are encouraging users to think more carefully about how much time they’re spending on their apps with the launch of new activity-tracking tools. Today, Facebook announced that it is adding “activity dashboards” to the main Facebook app, and to Facebook-owned Instagram. The company said these dashboards are…Read More Social – VentureBeat

Facebook and Instagram now show how many minutes you use them

It’s passive zombie-feed scrolling, not active communication with friends, that hurts our health, according to studies Facebook has been pointing to for the last seven months. Yet it’s treating all our social networking the same with today’s launch of its digital well-being screen-time management dashboards for Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. before rolling them […]

IGTV carousel funnels Instagram feed traffic to buried videos

IGTV didn’t get the benefit of being splayed out atop Instagram like Stories did. Instead, the long-form video hub is a bit more distant, located in a standalone app as well as behind a static orange button on the main app’s homescreen. That means users can go right on tapping and scrolling through Instagram without coming […]

Malala Yousafzai joins Instagram to celebrate 21st birthday

Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 21st birthday in style. Yousafzai turned 21 on Thursday, and created an Instagram account to announce she’s spending her milestone birthday in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk and Malala tweeted at each other thanks to The Onion “Hi, Instagram! So happy to be celebrating my […]

This Instagram influencer started her own clothing line to promote body positivity

Ciera Rogers translated her Instagram popularity into a successful online clothing business Babes and Felines. The label features clothing for women with curvier body types that are often overlooked in the fashion industry. Filmed at Cure Thrift Shop in New York. Read more… More about Fashion, Instagram, Body Positivity, Social Media, and Plus Sized Model […]