Social Media

Study suggests link between weight gain and #foodporn on social media

While gazing at food porn on Instagram might seem like a harmless pastime, one research study has suggested that it may be contributing to weight gain and the growing obesity problem.
Social Media

Survey shows many European Facebook and Instagram users embellish their posts

A new study conducted by HTC in Europe suggests that Facebook and Instagram's users routinely use deception to give off a social media persona that's far more exaggerated and adventurous than they really are.
Social Media

Teens prefer Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (in that order), says new survey

Just when you thought that Facebook was the king of social media, a new study comes along that shows otherwise, at least among teens. Teens like Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat over Facebook.
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Astronaut Scott Kelly is tweeting amazing photos of the Earth from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly, current commander of the International Space Station, uses Twitter to share stunning images of the Earth from space. Photos provide glimpses of our world, in real time, through the eyes of an astronaut.
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Join the newest Internet craze and release your inner frozen chicken

People are snapping pics of themselves as frozen chicken as part of New Zealand's newest Internet craze. Unlike the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or planking, participants are required to do the Frozen Chook in the nude.
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New novel ‘Hey Harry, Hey Matilda’ comes with a serious twist: It’s on Instagram

Instagram post by Instagram post, Rachel Hulin plans on slowly releasing a 200-page novel, 'Hey Harry, Hey Matilda.' Just think of it this way: it’s like the modern-day Dickens-style release of Great Expectations.
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Playing tourist? Here are the most Instagrammed places in North America

If you really want to be avant-garde in your Instagramming (which may be a bit oxymoronic in and of itself), you may want to avoid the places Busbud has identified as the most Instagrammed location in each U.S. state.
Social Media

Surpassing Twitter by a country mile, Instagram hits 400 million users

Instagram recently surpassed 400 million users, which is 80 million more than Twitter. Much of this growth has taken place in the last nine months alone, when 100 million newcomers joined the platform.
Cool Tech

Finally, a camera that won’t let you be an annoying tourist

Enter German designer Philipp Schmitt’s Camera Restricta, the camera that actually prevents the over-zealous tourist from taking too many pictures (or any at all) in crowded, clichéd locations.

These Instagrammers are so good Getty just gave them $10K each

Impressive work by three Instagrammers who use the photo-sharing site to document stories from under-represented communities has led to each of them being awarded a $10,000 grant from Getty Images to help fund future projects.

Look out, Instagram’s big ad push is about to begin

It took three years for Instagram to bring ads to its service, and ever since it's been treading carefully in a bid to keep users onside. With that in mind, we're curious to see how a new ad push, likely to attract many new marketers…