Facebook’s firearms: Site hopes new rules will curb illegal gun sales

Following campaigns by a number of lobby groups, Facebook on Wednesday announced new measures to change the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site, as well as on Instagram.
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Anti-gun groups lobby Facebook and Instagram to change policies

Anti-gun groups lobby Facebook and Instagram for tighter rules. Even though selling guns isn't allowed on those services, it happens frequently; we easily found guns for sale on both platforms.
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Instagram hoax: Oprah is not giving scholarships just because you follow her

A hoax is gaining steam on Instagram: An account set up to look like Oprah's OWN network is gaining followers by promising fake scholarships. Thousands are getting fooled.
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Twitter refocuses on Instagram, adds photo-tagging to Android app

Twitter released an update for its Android app that gives users new photo-editing tools. This update is meant to help the platform compete with Instagram...but it's not a big-enough change.

Professional photographers reach out to citizen journalists on social media

Photojournalists are helping citizen journalists navigate the confusing world of photo licensing, even though technology like smartphones and social media sites have pitted them as rivals.
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Instagram is growing faster than Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest combined

A global survey indicates that Instagram continues to grow faster than competitors. It also underscores Facebook's continued dominance – even if teens are leaving, Mark Zuckerberg's company is still killing it.

BBC launches ‘Instafax’ news service on Instagram

The BBC is looking at ways to take its journalism to new audiences with the launch of an Instagram service offering short-form news via 15-second videos. The rollout comes as mobile traffic to BBC News sites overtook desktop traffic for the…
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Check out the U.S. Interior Department’s awesome Instagram account

The U.S. Department of Interior is knocking its social media efforts out of the park, with a beautiful Instagram account and an engaging Twitter feed. The secret weapon? Gorgeous images of natural splendor. Purple mountains majesty, y'all.

Introducing Socialmatic, the Polaroid camera that connects to Instagram

Socialmatic, a camera from Polaroid that lets you take Polaroid pictures and post to Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks, will debut in fall 2014. Polaroid announced details about the camera at CES.

Missing 2013 already? View your most popular Instagram photos last year in a short video

Instagram-tracking service Statigram offers a new tool that turns your most-popular photos into a short highlight video. The feature picks five photos from your 2013 posts based on "likes."
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The strange tale of Iran’s short stint in blocking Instagram, hints of possible full ban

Instagram experienced a widespread outage in Iran this week, leading experts to believe the government was experimenting with blocking the popular service. Iranians can currently access Instagram again, but the incident raises questions…
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Nielsen research finds that when it comes to mobile, Instagram beats Twitter

Instagram has more active monthly users than Twitter on mobile apps, according to research by Nielsen. Will these two social platforms come into even closer competition in 2014? As both test new features and try to snag advertiser…