Category Archives: Instagram

Facebook Turns the Page to Stay Relevant (and Out of Trouble)

“Bu-Bye!  Facebook is switching its messaging mission from News Feed to more private, encrypted communication.  Facebook watchers are wondering what this means for News Feed, though, the core of its advertising business model. Chesnot / Getty Images  Facebook’s future is private … Continue reading

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Extreme Moderation

Imagine being exposed to all of the hateful, terrible and evil things human beings are capable of, 8 hours day. Well if you are a Facebook content moderator, this is your job. The tech news outlet Verge goes into great … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled!

How many times have I buy or go places based on Instagram posts? I have lost count, but one thing for sure, no matter how many time I got fooled by the pretty, attractive photos I have seen on Instagram, … Continue reading

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A Social Media April Fools’ Rivalry

On Saturday, Snapchat gave Instagram a little taste of its own medicine. They created an April Fools’ filter that makes your Snapchat image look like an Instagram post. The filter further poked fun at Instagram by making the post liked … Continue reading

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Instagram story ads are officially open for business

It was only a matter of time. In the wake of last week’s Stories integration into Facebook, Instagram brings news about its advertising model. In January, Instagram added ads into their newer functionality *highly* reminiscent of Snapchat, Stories, with a group … Continue reading

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Social Pervert Network

Your social media sometimes knows more than you thought, and even more than you know yourself. That is creepy to some extend. One day when I was browsing through Instagram after checked out on amazon to buy a set of … Continue reading

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How Instagram helped me (and Penn Swimming fans) through a weekend of highs and lows

Last Wednesday night kicked off the Women’s Ivy League Swimming Championships.  The swim season starts in September and we train 8-9 times a week throughout the year until this meet.  Swimming is a unique sport in the we don’t get the … Continue reading

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How Third Eye Blind “Kept Their Music Alive”

Surely you remember the tunes, “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Jumper”, or “How’s It Gonna Be” from Third Eye Blind’s debut 1997 self titled album.  If not, you have my permission to stop reading this and move on to refreshing your twitter feed … Continue reading

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Beyond the Selfie: Instagram’s power in fine art

For more than 500 million users, Instagram is a place to post vacation shots, makeup tutorials, birthday selfies, and baby pictures to satisfy their followers. But as explored by the New York Times, for one luxury segment, exposure from those views … Continue reading

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Insta-Connections Part III: City to City

Last week I followed up on a post that I wrote about the power of forming connections via social media, specifically Instagram. I purchased my first piece of art through the app, and have been communicating with the artist on … Continue reading

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