Visiting Dignitaries

The Batshit Realness of Michelle Rodriguez’s Instagram

Michelle Rodriguez as a ninja. (Screengrab via Instagram.com/mrodofficial)

We all know Michelle Rodriguez, actress and dater of the hottest 20-somethings on the planet, likes to have fun. She also, apparently, is one of the only people on the planet who also likes to use Instagram’s video function.

The chillest 35-year-old on the planet, she frequently updates her feed with bizarre snippets of her fast and furious life. These punctuated motion pictures incorporate surrealism, realism, neo-realism, even elements of dada. The clips are truly remarkable and make the viewer wonder: does she even realize she’s posting this stuff? Read More

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Yes, You Can Use Instagram Direct For Sexting (As Long As Your Friends Aren’t Narcs)

Kevin Systrom addresses the unwashed masses. (Photo: Getty)

It’s been an hour since this morning’s presser ended, so you’ve probably heard about Instagram Direct and all the wondrous features it is bringing to your smartphone. You can use it for secret picture messages! You can pick and choose the recipients! You can exclude people to make yourself feel important!

But the question on everyone’s minds, or at least the minds of the people who read this blog, or at the very least the minds of the people who write this blog, is this: can you use it for sexting? Read More

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Make a Pretty Nice Wedding Video For Free With New App Cameo

Videography app Cameo promises to streamline the production and post-production processes.

Thanks to Instagram, Vine and your trusty smartphone, amateur videos are seemingly everywhere now. Gone are the days when you only had to sit through the home movies of your immediate family. Now, we’re all sharing the sights and sounds of our daily lives in real time, with all of our followers, no matter how personal or how mundane those moments may be.

So we might as well make them look good, right? The new app Cameo, out for iOS 7 today, seeks to help its users turn amateur footage into high-quality, fully edited, movie-montage-esque sequences. We spoke with one of its founders, Matthew Rosenberg, last week. He gave us the deets on the app that’s sure to spawn endless clips of our friends’ babies and weddings–but will also yield plenty of interesting, concept-driven short films in the right hands. Read More