Instagram Crashed and it Caused a Global Food Crisis

It's a springtime Saturday, with the weather finally warming up for a lot of folks. Sounds like the perfect day for brunch with friends, right? Wrong. Instagram is down, and it's causing a panic among aspiring food photographers. Just look at these poor lost souls. Read More >>

Instagram Seems to be Having Some Technical Difficulties

Instagram seems to be having some technical difficulties updating its feeds right now. Guess you'll just have to share your lunch pictures sans filter. [Instagram] Read More >>

This is the First Instagram From Space

We see wonderful images from space all the time, but now you can expect them to come dripping in Hudson, Sierra or Toaster—because Instagram has finally made it into space. Read More >>

Twitter Now Lets You Tag People in Tweets Without Using Any Characters

Twitter is growing up, and the latest new feature set includes the ability to tag up to 10 people in a photo as well as the ability to add up to four photos to a tweet. But—and this is big—those tags won't count towards the total character limit. Suddenly, tweets seem kind of big. Read More >>

Nine Incredible Aerial Pics of London, Seen From a Police Helicopter

London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter—specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department's Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between crime-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly incredible urban shots. Read More >>

Instagram for Android Gets Major Overhaul: Promises a Cleaner, Faster Experience

Good news to Android users who enjoy sharing photos of their food and slapping a filter onto every snap they take, because a major Instagram update has been released that promises a cleaner, faster experience. Read More >>

Facebook and Instagram in Gun Sale Post Clampdown -- But Will FB Friends Really Become Grasses?

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more difficult to buy and trade illegal guns on their websites. Because sharing cat memes on social networks obviously just won't cut it these days. Read More >>

What the Ultimate Collection of Selfies Can Tell Us About Worldwide Narcissism

First came the Tumblrs, then the think pieces, then the distinction of being word of the year. What else could there possibly be for selfies? What about a huge data project analysing how selfies around the world differ in everything from mood to mouthgape to head tilt? Read More >>

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This Man Pranks Strangers With Intimate Details He Found by Stalking Their Instagram Accounts

How much do you share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Maybe a snap of your oh-so-healthy lunch? Or a witticism about an over-bearing boss? That's fine -- so long as your posts are set to private. Make that snap of your dog public, or that flirty exchange with a waitress available for all to see, and you're opening yourself up for some seriously freaky pranks. Read More >>

Instagram Would Have Been Even More Awesome in the 80s

We assume that all of the media we consume, and all of the social networks we obsess over, are only made possible by modern technology. But as this video demonstrates, even Instagram could have existed back in the 1980s—with only minor changes to how the service works today. Read More >>

The Instagram Accounts We Loved This Year

Not every Instagram account is pictures of semi-famous tweens or farm-to-table food. There are some very artful, very niche accounts out there that we adore simply for their aesthetic merits. We've compiled a catalogue of the ones we follow so you can too.

This Year's Top Instagram Trends are Exactly What You'd Expect

Instagram and its many filters may be responsible for the wave of faux nostalgia, but now that the year's winding down, it's time for some actual nostalgia. Today, Instagram released their year-end review, and, well, it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect. But it's also a great excuse to post some gorgeous shots. Read More >>

Prepare For the Sexting Deluge With Instagram Direct

Instagram's private messaging service, Instagram Direct, is finally here. Why, though, with so many photo-messaging apps at our fingertips already, would you use a private channel for your filtered, edited, and enhanced brunches and sunsets? The same reason we do anything—sex. Dick pic, meet Kelvin. Read More >>

American "Thanksgivukkah" Breaks Instagram Records

Americans sure do love their holidays. This year two of the biggest, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, popped up at exactly the same time. Two holidays which are largely centred around bringing loved ones together over delicious traditional foods. Put them together, whip up a portmanteau-licious hashtag (#Thanksgivukkah), and you've got the recipe for a record breaking day on Instagram. Read More >>

Instagram-Printed Marshmallows: Equal Parts Delicious and Adorable

There are countless online services that will turn your Instagram photos into everything from business cards, to flipbooks, to coffee mugs. But Boomf has taken a wholly original approach to making hard copies of your digital photos—except they're not hard at all. The website will print your shots onto gourmet marshmallows letting you devour the photos of your favourite meals all over again. Read More >>

Self-Love Portal Instagram May be Launching Direct Messaging Tools

It'll soon be much easier to make contact with those people you occasionally stalk on Instagram, thanks to a rumour that suggests the sandwich and sunset photography portal is about to bring direct messaging to its 200 million aggressively confident users. Read More >>


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