Social Media

Instagram helps researchers monitor underage drinking

Researchers are using Instagram to monitor underage drinking, and in the future, other teenage issues. Instagram provides a great deal of data, and is simpler and less expensive than traditional survey methods.

Instagram launches new video channels to challenge Snapchat

Instagram is taking on Snapchat and Twitter again with a new curated set of video channels. The channels are going to be available for 24 hours each, focusing on specific events and holidays.
Social Media

NatGeo continues to dominate among social brands, beating NBA, People, Playboy

According to recent data, NatGeo continues to dominate other brands online regarding social actions on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and might easily retain its lead in the future.
Social Media

These are the most Instagrammed Halloween costumes

A new infographic has broken down the most liked costumes on Instagram by state, by collecting costume information from the #Halloween tag. Its shows that, at least to Instagram users, ET is still the most popular costume after more than…

Making your own GIFs has never been easier thanks to Boomerang from Instagram (Hands-On Review) 1:17

There's no doubt that GIFS have been a hot find on the internet for quite some time. Join the fun and make your own quick animated photos in seconds with the new app "Boomerang from Instagram".

Prince joins Instagram, instantly proves he’s got a sense of humor

Famed pop singer Prince, who has a well-documented love/hate relationship with the internet and the people who use it, joined Instragram over the weekend, posting 88 photos in three days

Stories you missed: Nike’s self-lacing shoes, Apple flips the bird, Facebook search

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Nike's charitable way of celebrating Back to the Future to…
Social Media

Instagram releases Boomerang because GIFs are taking over the world

Instagram, the app that makes all of our lives look better than they are, has released Boomerang, a standalone app that allows you to take five photos, string them together into a GIF, and play them over and over.
Social Media

perv_magnet Instagram account documents a decade’s worth of one woman’s online harassment

For the past decade, Matsumiya has been the recipient of a seemingly endless barrage of online harassment, clogging up her email, MySpace, and Facebook inboxes. The worst part is that she's not alone.
DT Daily

Middle-finger emojis, CIA chief’s email hacked, Boomerang app: DT Daily 2:16

Today on DT Daily: Apple adds middle-finger emoji in iOS 9.1 update, CIA director's personal email hacked on AOL, and Instagram launches Boomerang, a new one-second GIF video format.
Cool Tech

Picture perfect — create your dream gallery wall with Framebridge

Today marks the end of your reluctant DIY days and the beginning of Framebridge’s Gallery Wall service, described as “a one-stop consultation and concierge service to bring your gallery wall vision to life.”
Social Media

Janet Jackson fans find their Instagram content and accounts deleted, artist reponds

Instagram users who posted videos and photos of Janet Jackson's Unbreakable concert received message stating copyright infringement by a third party, while some even saw their accounts suspended. Jackson responded to fans in a tweet.