High Tech

Miley Cyrus Says Instagram Is Worse For Your Brain than Marijuana

Miley reaching for her iPhone (jk) at the VMAs. (Photo via Getty)

Miley Cyrus has been quiet lately — a little too quiet. This time last year, she was twerking with a giant finger and somehow getting blamed for Robin Thicke’s aura of scuzziness. What’s she doing now? What’s on her mind?

Thankfully, an Australian TV show creatively named Sunday Night had a chance to catch up with her. And one thing she’s probably not doing is Googling herself. She reportedly told the interviewer that social media was worse for your health than marijuana. Read More

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Et Tu, Beyoncé? Singer’s Latest Instagram Pic Looks Photoshopped

Beyoncé, wiggly iPhone and all. (Screengrab via instagram.com/beyonce)

This shouldn’t surprise us, because Beyoncé keeps tighter control of her image than pretty much any other star. But it’s still disappointing to learn that her latest Instagram photo appears to have been edited for maximum ***flawless-ness.

The telltale signs: the iPhone and wine glass on the table both look warped. This makes it seem like the singer (or more likely, her “people”) used editing software to alter her thigh. Or she just likes her pinot from an oblong glass! It’s impossible to tell. Read More

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

Keeping Up With The Car-dashians

Kendall Jenner Slammed For Instagramming While Driving

She's definitely not looking at the road. (Screengrab: Perez Hilton)

The second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood is getting serious flack for a video she posted on social media earlier this week.

A recent video posted to Kendall Jenner’s Instagram depicted Ms. Jenner and fellow model, Ashley Skye, rocking out to Avril Lavigne’s “sk8er boi” in the car, Fox News reports. In the video — which has since been taken down, but is still viewable here — Ms. Jenner spends a lot of time dancing, singing and looking at Ms. Sky, and not a lot of time looking at surrounding traffic. Read More

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These Instagram Witches Will Turn Your Feed Into a Chic Digital Seance

All of them witches. (Photo via Alex Jackson/ Instagram.com/_spirits)

Most of the photos in my Instagram feed fall into the same categories. There are the selfies, the brunch pics, the found objects with ironic captions, the blurry group shots intended to induce FOMO. They seem like authentic displays of real life, but we all know they’re meant to enhance public opinion of the people posting them.

I say this as someone who uses Instagram for that exact purpose: it can get boring. You start wishing your friends would use their iPhone cameras for art or daydreaming or anything but self-preservation. Read More