Now that the selfie has been tacitly endorsed by none other than Anne Leibovitz, fans of this particular photographic medium are free to say “eff the haters” and post as many #nomakeup photos as they want.
No matter how many criminals tweet themselves into jail cells, criminals and drug dealers still take to social networking to advertise their services. Finding drug dealers on Instagram is as easy as finding semi-nude starlets or “fitspiration” quotes — you just punch in a hashtag like #kush4sale, and you’ll get a pile of listings Read More
Ever since Instagram fell into the app store from the heavens above, diners been dutifully dedicating the first few moments after the arrival of their sushi and molten chocolate lava cakes to snapping photos and choosing the perfect filters.
But some amateur photographers won’t be forced to settle for the low-quality iPhone food porn any longer.
This is it. The fact we’ve all been avoiding, something we’ve all known to be true since the dawn of the Rise filter, has officially been confirmed by Science.
A recent study found that Instagram users who post too much or too often see less interaction from their followers, the New York Daily News reports. And that’s regardless of how many hordes of followers they have. Read More
She might not have come in first place, but Kelly Roberts, 24, still arguably won last weekend’s NYC Half-Marathon.
As Gothamist reported, the Brooklyn resident made the 13.1 miles more manageable by taking selfies with unsuspecting “hott guys” in the background, and posting them to Instagram with the hashtag #hottguysofthenychalf. Read More
The only thing worse that you could probably include in your selfies than snow is a dead body. That’s what an Alabama high school student did after taking a picture with a cadaver in the background and Read More
Let us all rejoice, because kids are finally using their wide-eyed pouting powers for good and not evil.
As the Huffington Post reported, two Brigham Young University students have created a project called the Selfie Police, wherein participants are encouraged to donate a dollar for every selfie they take. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to Vittana, a charity that helps low-income kids afford a college education. Read More
If you go out for a night with your girls but don’t take any selfies, did you actually go out at all? That’s the problem posed for some New York partiers who are feeling less than turnt by several clubs’ rules banning cell phone photography and potentially threatening the “going out selfie” to extinction. Read More
BlackBerry’s Q3 earnings are atrocious: it racked up a $4.4 billion net loss with a 50 percent decrease in phones shipped. It’s now refocusing its efforts to selling phones in Indonesia. [BI]
Foursquare secured $35 million in fresh funding because collecting badges is cool. [Verge]
Instagram says its ads are going great and everybody loves them. [AdWeek]
WhatsApp has garnered 400 million monthly users without spending a dime on advertising. [CNet]
Wall Street Journal might be getting rid of AllThingsD, but it’s keeping the D. Its new tech section will be called “WSJD,” which um… [BuzzFeed]