Almost Famous: The Stars of Social Media
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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.
God Save the Queen
Ever since Facebook supposedly failed to buy Snapchat, they’ve been accused of trying to copy Snapchat. This is mainly because they keep trying to copy Snapchat.
Last night, Instagram leaked word of an app called “Bolt,” a new, unanticipated photo messaging service. Considering Instagram is owned by Facebook, this adds Bolt to the growing Read More
App for That
In what has to be the most epic social media news of our time, the Queen of England recently staged a spectacular photobomb in an Australian athlete’s Instagram selfie.
Senators Take Selfies Too
You love your dog. He is just the sweetest, most loyal pooch in the world. He’s handsome too. You want to show him off to your Instagram followers, but the damn dog just won’t sit still for the forced photo shoot. Ughh, that’s the worst.
A genius new photo-sharing app by Bark&Co that is basically Instagram for the pet-obsessed will solve all your dog photography woes.
15 Minutes Into the Future
While selfies are commonly reserved for tween girls and Israelis in bomb shelters, everything comes with an exception.
Cory Booker’s recent Instagram series, “Selfies with Fellow Senators,” has him taking the photos all over Capitol Hill. The New Jersey politician is on a quest to take a selfie with every U.S. Senator.
Neil Voss has always been ahead of his time.
He was a pilgrim in the days of video game design, building software and writing soundtracks for Nintendo 64 classics before many creative designers took games seriously. Mr. Voss built interactive web art — a medium that still has yet to mature — with Shockwave and Read More
App for That
The way we consume media is changing. There’s more to pay attention to, and with a seemingly endless mess of digital content, we find ourselves paying attention to the snaps, vines and tweets that take up as little of our time each as possible.
So it’s about time television shows found a new medium, which just so happens to be the smallest screen you watch — the 612px X 612px Instagram screen. The app’s first TV series, “Artistically Challenged,” which premiered its first seven 15 second episodes on Tuesday, follows Nick, a young NYC artist as he struggles with failure and looks to stand out. He finds instant fame after telling a white lie but soon finds it comes with a price.
Rise of the Machines
We know what you’re thinking — the last thing the app-o-sphere needs is yet another photo or video sharing app fruitlessly trying to compete with Instagram.
That’s what we thought, at first, of OKDOTHIS, a photo sharing app that launched today. But the app still intrigued us, because instead of just letting you share your lame, low-quality pics of eggs benedict, it aims to help you improve your creativity and photography skills.
When most people think of the Singularity, they imagine a robot takeover that will subjugate and destroy the human race — not an effort to restore creative balance and defend human authenticity. Pix Nix, a new project out of a&g Labs, built a robot to do just that by taking on the epidemic of Read More
When Instagram users update their apps this morning, they’ll find a slew of new editing options to drive them and their followers even more batty.
Instagram 6.0’s updates will keep users inside the app longer and prevent them from seeking editing options in other apps.