Social Media

On Facebook a lot? Average users around the world spend more than 50 minutes on website, related apps

Following a hugely successful first-quarter earnings report, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that "people around the world spend, on average, more than 50 minutes a day using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger … and that doesn’t…

Instagram is quietly testing a black-and-white design for its app

Instagram hasn't done much with the design of its interface over the years, but could that be about to change? The company has confirmed it's testing a new black-and-white look that also includes redesigned icons, and some users are already…

21 Instagram tips and tricks you can’t afford to miss

We've got a load of awesome Instagram tips and tricks for you right here. Find out how to get started, take your Instagram photography to the next level, and get your best photos the notice they deserve.

Your Instagram selfies could land you a place in the Miss USA contest

Miss USA is heading to Instagram and Twitter in search of a 52nd contestant for its 2016 beauty pageant. For the first time in history, the public will also be able to vote to select the new candidate via Twitter and the Miss USA website.

Instagram is set to turn a huge profit for Facebook this year

Instagram is set to have a huge year, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. The popular photo-sharing app is projected to generate a massive profit for its parent company Facebook, thanks to its advertising strategy.
Movies & TV

A guest at the hotel that inspired The Shining shares a ghostly photo

Perhaps all work and no play has Henry Yau seeing things that aren't there, or perhaps ghosts really do roam the lobby of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining.
Social Media

Report: CIA funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies

A new report claims the CIA is funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies that specialize in tracking Twitter and Instagram, as it looks to integrate their tools into its intelligence capabilities.
Social Media

Instagram’s ‘Explore’ grid now shows extra love to video

Instagram is pushing deeper into video, on Thursday rolling out an update to showcase the content in new channels – "videos you might like" and "featured" – in the app's Explore grid.
The Manual

Menlook, A French Menswear Retailer, Turns Instagram Trend Into Stylish TV Advert

Menlook's new television campaign draws inspiration from a popular Instagram trend: the #flatlay.

Who's keeping your data safe? With bug bounties, it's would-be hackers

Bug bounty hunters want to make the iInternet safe for everyone in exchange for cold hard cash, but are these programs everything they're cracked up to be?

Working like a dog: Instagram’s popular pups bank up to $3,000 per post

It's a dog's life. Popular Instagram accounts dedicated to dogs are generating thousands of dollars in advertising revenue for their owners, thanks to a new talent agency devoted to securing brand partnerships for social media canines.
DT Daily

New ‘Vivaldi’ web browser debuts, does it have a chance? 2:32

There’s a new browser out today called Vivaldi, and it sort of goes in the opposite direction of current browser trends. Plus: a smarter-than-ever drone and a woman's Instagram account gets frozen due to a cake photo.