instagram

content-creation
Her Campus
1 day ago
Marketing

Becoming a Toronto Influencer: Interview with Patti Alex

Getting started as a social media influencer can be spontaneous and lead to unexpected opportunities.
Engagement and authenticity are key on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok.
Spokesman.com
4 days ago
Media industry

Instagram's uneasy rise as a news site

Instagram becoming a force in news dissemination
Personalities are packaging information for Instagram
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
Media industry

Instagram's Uneasy Rise as a News Site

Instagram is becoming a significant platform for news delivery, attracting younger generations.
Personalities like Mosheh Oinounou are successfully converting traditional news into engaging Instagram content.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Graphic design

Instagram Enables Users To Create Custom Sticker From Still Image Posts

Instagram introduces feature to cut out elements of still image posts for use as stickers
Similar to image cutout option on WhatsApp
SheFinds
1 month ago
Social media marketing

The Four Best Websites To Grow Your Instagram Following

Buying likes and followers from IG service websites can help content creators stand out on social media.
Superviral, Twicsy, UseViral, and Likes.io are recommended websites for buying Instagram likes and followers.
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online-safety
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Digital life

Five Takeaways From The Times's Investigation Into Child Influencers

Parents often run Instagram accounts for children aspiring to be influencers.
Social media platforms like Instagram pose risks for girls' self-esteem.
The Verge
1 month ago
Digital life

Instagram and Facebook will now prevent strangers from messaging minors by default

Teens under 16 will no longer receive messages or be added to group chats from users they don't follow on Instagram and Messenger.
Meta is expanding parental supervision tools and developing a feature to protect users from inappropriate content.
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Parenting

Fundamentally against their safety': the social media insiders fearing for their kids

Arturo Bejar, former Facebook employee, testified in Congress about the harm social media platforms are inflicting on children and teens.
Bejar discovered that his own 14-year-old daughter and her friends were subjected to unwanted sexual advances, harassment, and misogyny on Instagram.
CNET
1 month ago
Mental health

Meta Overhauls Youth Safety Settings to Improve Your Teen's Wellbeing

Meta has announced an overhaul of its privacy and safety tools to provide teens with a more age-appropriate and safer experience on its platforms.
The updates will remove content related to self-harm and eating disorders from teens' feeds, assign strict content control settings, and prompt regular privacy setting checks.
Meta's changes are based on recommendations from experts in adolescent development and psychology, aiming to prevent teens from coming across harmful content.
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Lindsey Gamble
4 days ago
Marketing

Instagram Expands Its Creator Marketplace, Tests Machine Learning Powered Creator Recommendations - Lindsey Gamble

Instagram's Creator Marketplace expands to new regions like Canada, the UK, Japan, and more.
Machine learning will power custom creator recommendations on the platform.
Mashable
1 week ago
Marketing

Female creators and UGC content dominate the influencer marketing industry, new report finds

The influencer marketing market size is expected to reach $19.8 billion in 2024, with the global creator economy estimated to grow to $528.39 billion in 2030.
Female creators make up 70% of influencer profiles on Collabstr, while males make up 30%. The platform does not provide options for creators who do not identify as male or female.
Social Media Explorer
3 weeks ago
Marketing

Collabstr Unveils the Trends and Stats in the 2024 Influencer and Creator Economy - Social Media Explorer

The influencer marketing market is projected to reach $19.8 billion in 2024, growing at a rate of 13.7%
The global creator economy is expected to reach $528.39 billion in 2030, driven by in-app monetization features
Vogue Business
1 month ago
Marketing

What's in and out for influencer marketing in 2024

Influencer marketing is prevalent on platforms like TikTok and Instagram
Consumers are tired of sponsored content and product recommendations
TechCrunch
4 days ago
Marketing

Instagram launches its marketplace to connect brands and creators in 8 new countries | TechCrunch

Instagram expands marketplace tool to eight new countries for paid partnerships and ads.
Meta's marketplace allows brands to match with creators globally and offers features like manual search and filtering.
Ars Technica
6 days ago
Artificial intelligence

Will Smith parodies viral AI-generated video by actually eating spaghetti

Will Smith parodied an AI-generated video of him eating spaghetti, highlighting advancements in AI video quality.
Some viewers confused Smith's real video for AI-generated, showcasing the impressive realism of AI-generated content.
Los Angeles Times
1 week ago
California

Longtime boyfriend of author Bret Easton Ellis arrested in West Hollywood

Schultz, Easton Ellis' boyfriend, was arrested for trespassing near their home.
Schultz is held on felony charges and mentions police visits in a YouTube video.
Entrepreneur
1 week ago
Marketing

6 Instagram Strategies That Can Grow Your Reach | Entrepreneur

Instagram has over 1.3 billion active users and presents a substantial opportunity for businesses to engage with their target audience and enhance ROI.
To maximize ROI on Instagram, businesses should establish clear goals, create specific and measurable objectives for each campaign, and focus on producing quality content and testing new approaches.
WhoWhatWear
1 week ago
Fashion & style

I've Been a Fashion Buyer for Over 10 Years-These Are the Key Items on My Spring 2024 Wish List

Studio B, an online shopping destination, has been rebranded as a social-first platform by fashion buyer Bethany Rowntree.
Bethany shares her spring 2024 wish list, including items like a spring coat, practical yet stylish bags, spring-ready shoes, denim, and statement pieces.
Lindsey Gamble
1 week ago
Marketing

Instagram Adds New 'People you Follow' Filter For Direct Messages - Lindsey Gamble

Instagram has introduced a new 'People You Follow' filter for direct messages (DMs).
This filter allows creators and brands to easily track and manage important messages from accounts they follow.
The Times of India
2 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

New AI Feature in Instagram: What You Need to Know | - Times of India

Meta is planning to expand the AI capabilities on its platforms.
Instagram is developing a new AI feature called 'Write With AI.'
Dodgers Nation
2 weeks ago
LA Dodgers

Dodgers RHP Seems to Shade Padres With Social Media Post

Nabil Crismatt, the newest Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, may have dissed his former team, the San Diego Padres, in an Instagram post.
Crismatt expressed his happiness about being with the Dodgers, indicating a potential conflict or frustration with his time in San Diego.
Medium
2 weeks ago
UX design

The UX of Threads' downfall

The mandatory connection between Threads and Instagram prevented users from maintaining separate online identities.
Quick onboarding strategies can boost initial metrics but hinder long-term retention.
Scripps News
1 week ago
Social media marketing

Instagram, Threads to no longer recommend political posts

Meta will no longer actively recommend political content for Instagram and Threads users.
Meta is implementing controls for users who want to see political content on Facebook, Instagram, and Threads.
Mother Jones
3 weeks ago
Media industry

Instagram and Threads will make it harder to see political posts

Instagram and Threads will no longer recommend political content to users, making it harder for people to see journalism during an election year.
Facebook has altered its algorithm to reduce news content on people's feeds in response to criticism of spreading misinformation and extremism.
PCMAG
2 weeks ago
Social media marketing

Instagram and Threads Will No Longer Recommend Political Posts

Meta will no longer recommend political posts on Instagram and Threads.
Users can still request to see political content, but it will be limited by default.
TechCrunch
2 weeks ago
Social media marketing

Instagram and Threads will no longer 'proactively' recommend political content | TechCrunch

Meta is changing its approach to political content recommendations on Instagram and Threads.
The company will no longer proactively suggest political posts to users by default.
ReadWrite
2 weeks ago
Social media marketing

Meta will no longer prompt political content across apps

Meta is stopping the promotion of political content on its social apps.
Artificial intelligence algorithms will consider personalized signals to determine what content is informative and meaningful.
The Verge
2 weeks ago
Social media marketing

Instagram and Threads will stop recommending political content

Meta is expanding its policy to limit political content from appearing in recommended feeds on Instagram and Threads.
Users can choose to turn off the limitation and continue to see political content if they wish.
Flipboard
2 weeks ago
Marketing

Improve your Instagram content with these tips from Stefano Malachi

Social media game
Instagram tips & tricks
WE AND THE COLOR
2 weeks ago
Photography

Learn Mobile Photography and Visual Identity for Instagram

Master mobile photography for Instagram with Mina Barrio
Develop a cohesive visual identity and tell a unique story on Instagram
www.exchangewire.com
2 weeks ago
Online marketing

From X to Next: Unveiling the New Destinations of Advertising Dollars

Musk's contentious relationship with advertisers has led to a potential loss of $75 million in ad revenue for X.
Advertisers are shifting their ad spend to platforms like Instagram and YouTube, reflecting a broader movement towards visual content.
Deseret News
3 weeks ago
Marketing

New poll explores how Americans use social media

YouTube and Facebook are the most used social media apps among US adults
TikTok has seen a significant increase in users
NewsNation
3 weeks ago
Marketing

YouTube reigns as most popular social media app; TikTok grows: Pew

YouTube is the most used social media app in America, with 83% of Americans reporting that they have used it.
Facebook is the second most popular social media app in America, with 68% of Americans using it.
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Marketing

Lynn Yamada Davis, TikTok chef known for playful 'Cooking With Lynja' videos, dies

Social media star Lynn Yamada Davis, known for her cooking tutorials, has passed away at 67 from esophageal cancer.
Davis was praised for representing older women and Japanese culture on social media.
She gained millions of followers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok with her unique cooking content.
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Marketing

Lynn Yamada Davis, TikTok chef known for playful 'Cooking With Lynja' videos, dies

Social media star Lynn Yamada Davis, known for her cooking tutorials, has passed away at 67 from esophageal cancer.
Davis was praised for representing older women and Japanese culture on social media.
She gained millions of followers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok with her unique cooking content.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
Photography

Vamos a verte a los 21': la generacion milenial comparte sus fotos en Instagram

Las historias de Instagram han estado llenas de fotos nostálgicas de idealismo juvenil.
La función de compartir fotos en respuesta a la instrucción 'Todos participen. Vamos a verte a los 21' ha sido popular.
PR Daily
2 weeks ago
Marketing

New social media features and updates to know this week - PR Daily

X is expanding its video advertising offerings to woo advertisers.
Instagram now has a feature that allows users to preview their feed before making it public.
Consequence
2 weeks ago
Music

Lana Del Rey poses with a gun in Instagram post following the Grammys

Lana Del Rey shared photos and videos from the Grammy Awards on Instagram, including a selfie with a gun.
Del Rey is headlining Coachella 2024 and has a country album set for release in September.
Lindsey Gamble
3 weeks ago
Web design

"Instagram Rolls Out Grid Preview Feature for Creators and Brands - Lindsey Gamble

Grid Preview offers a convenient way to assess how new uploads will fit with existing content on Instagram.
Instagram is introducing features that were previously only available through third-party apps.
SlashGear.com
3 weeks ago
Social media marketing

How To Curate Your Instagram Explore Page - SlashGear

Engage with content and creators that you like to fine-tune your Explore page suggestions on Instagram.
Teach the algorithm what you don't like by selecting 'Not interested' on posts you're not interested in.
www.esquire.com
3 weeks ago
Music

Taylor Swift Announces New Album 'The Tortured Poets Department' During 2024 Grammys Win

Taylor Swift announced her next album, The Torture Poets Department, will debut on April 19, 2024.
Swift updated her Instagram with the album cover and a handwritten note that may reference future lyrics.
Los Angeles Times
3 weeks ago
Los Angeles

This Compton restaurant has a kind message for whoever stole its potted palm

A man stole a potted palm tree from a restaurant in Compton.
The restaurant owner posted the security footage on Instagram in hopes of finding the thief.
Engadget
3 weeks ago
Digital life

How to delete your Instagram account

Deactivating your Instagram account hides your likes, photos, and videos temporarily until you reactivate it.
Deleting your Instagram account permanently removes your account and all its content.
Tech Times
3 weeks ago
Mental health

Social Media's Unhealthy Influence: Research Exposes Mental Health Impact of Instagram Junk Food Content

Instagram junk food content linked to mental health issues
Increased unhealthy food cravings and scrutiny of social media advertising's mental health effects
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
Tech industry

Meta Reports Profits More Than Tripled and Issues Its First Dividend

Meta reported a 25 percent increase in quarterly revenue and a tripled profit, driven by its ads business.
Meta plans to issue its first dividend and authorized $50 billion in share buybacks, while making heavy investments in capital infrastructure.
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
Digital life

Millennials Flock to Instagram to Share Pictures of Themselves at 21

Instagram Stories have been flooded with nostalgic photos as people participate in the 'Everyone tap in. Let's see you at 21' trend.
The trend, which has gained at least 3.6 million shares, started with a post from a 43-year-old man from Arizona.
Social Media Today
3 weeks ago
Marketing

Threads Sees Increased Download Momentum in December Amid EU Launch

Threads saw significant growth in downloads, ranking high on both Apple's App Store and Google Play.
X's ad revenue may still be significantly lower since Elon Musk took over the app, which could pose a future concern for the app.
english.elpais.com
3 weeks ago
Digital life

The case of Bad Bunny: What's the point of deleting your entire Instagram history?

Social media platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp allow users to reshape their digital identity by deleting or archiving posts and conversations.
Deleting or archiving posts on Instagram can signify detaching from the past, while deleting WhatsApp conversations can signify the end of a relationship.
The Walrus
3 weeks ago
Media industry

Attacks on Press Freedoms Have Chilling Effects Far beyond Gaza | The Walrus

Palestinian filmmakers and journalists are using social media to document the devastation caused by Israeli attacks and share them with a global audience.
Bisan Owda, a Palestinian filmmaker, has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram where she shares daily accounts of the loss and destruction in Palestine.
Mission Local
3 weeks ago
Mission District

Prosecutors link Mission mass shooting suspect to online brag

Prosecutors link suspect to social media account bragging about shooting
Prosecutors attempt to connect suspect to street gangs
Bustle
3 weeks ago
Music

Britney Spears Responds To Justin Timberlake's New Song "Selfish"

Britney Spears showed support for her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake's new songs on Instagram.
Despite their past drama, the two have remained fans of each other's music.
TechCrunch
3 weeks ago
Digital life

Instagram head confirms test of 'Flipside,' a feature that turns 'finstas' into an official product | TechCrunch

Instagram is testing a feature called Flipside that would turn users' private finstas into a new product feature.
The company will test Flipside with users to gauge their response, but there is no guarantee it will be publicly launched.
www.theguardian.com
4 weeks ago
EU data protection

The Guardian view on online child protection: the web needs more health and safety | Editorial

Whistleblowers have played a vital role in revealing the harmful effects of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
Meta is facing a lawsuit for failing to report or detect online sex trafficking of children and for enabling adult predators to message and groom children.
Miami Herald
4 weeks ago
Miami

An online ad showed a Miami teen missing since 2019. Her pimp was arrested, cops say

A man was arrested for attempting to pimp a missing 17-year-old girl after an online advertisement offering sexual services led to the police operation.
The girl had met the man on Instagram, agreed to be driven to the undercover appointment for $250, and had made additional appointments for him.
Who What Wear
4 weeks ago
Fashion & style

According to My Algorithm, Fashion Girls Love These 5 Winter Outfit Formulas

Algorithm-based platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok are accurate in suiting individual fashion tastes.
The author relies on saving fashion inspirations on Instagram for outfit ideas.
Lindsey Gamble
1 month ago
Digital life

Instagram Rolls Out "Finsta" Feature In Flipside - Lindsey Gamble

Flipside introduces a native feature for 'Finstas'
This can help Instagram in getting more of its younger users to share to the Feed.
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Instagram to scan under-19s' messages to protect against inappropriate images'

Instagram will begin scanning messages sent to and from under-19s to protect them from inappropriate images, even on encrypted messages.
The feature will only be available on the user's personal device and will not report back to Instagram servers.
www.fastcompany.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Instagram finally catches on to the finsta with its flipside' feature

Instagram is testing a new feature called flipside, which allows users to create a secondary profile connected to their primary account, similar to a finsta.
The trend of users seeking more private spaces online is growing and social media platforms are responding to that demand.
www.fastcompany.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta stops letting strangers send DMs to teens on Instagram and Facebook

Facebook and Instagram are implementing new tools and features to limit sensitive content for teen users
Teens under the age of 16 (or 18 in certain countries) will no longer be able to receive direct messages from people they're not friends with on the platforms
Engadget
1 month ago
Digital life

Facebook and Instagram will block DMs to teens unless they're from a friend

Meta is expanding its restrictions on messaging between adults and under-18 users on Instagram to further protect younger teens.
Users under 16 (or 18, depending on their country) can no longer receive direct messages from anyone they don't follow by default.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Social media marketing

EU Users Will Soon Have the Option To Separate Their Facebook and IG Accounts

EU users can now separate their Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger accounts in compliance with the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
Users can choose to maintain their data in isolation or continue to connect their accounts through Meta's Accounts Center.
New York Post
1 month ago
Media industry

Meta's retreat from news content is hurting traffic, hitting revenue for media outlets: report

Facebook and Instagram's role in driving traffic to news sites has declined significantly, from 50% in 2020 to 33% in 2021.
Meta's pivot away from news is a response to scandals, including political scrutiny and lawsuits over misinformation and protection of young users.
Medium
1 month ago
Tech industry

Microsoft Kin, iPhone, and the perils of chasing hipness

Designing technology to be cool rather than useful can lead to failure.
Being cool can attract users and drive growth, but it can also be fleeting and easily lost.
Buffer Resources
1 month ago
Social media marketing

How to Grow on Threads: 9 Learnings from the Buffer Team

Threads by Instagram has a growing user base of 160 million monthly active users.
Growing a following on Threads early can be easier than on crowded platforms like Instagram and TikTok.
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

Meta relents to EU, allows unlinking of Facebook and Instagram accounts

Users in the EU, European Economic Area, and Switzerland will be able to unlink their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Users will have more choices regarding data-sharing and can manage their accounts separately.
Time Out London
1 month ago
London

Two London coffee shops have been named the most popular in the world

Two London coffee shops, Ozone Coffee Roasters and Feya, have been ranked among the world's most popular cafes based on social media views and online reviews.
Ozone Coffee Roasters ranked fifth with 2.6 million TikTok views and 14,000 Instagram tags, while Feya claimed the tenth spot with over 1.8 million TikTok views.
Slate Magazine
1 month ago
Career

This One Thing Influencers Say Is Really Annoying Me Lately

The author initially expected to dislike Instagram but has found that the manufactured aspects of the platform don't bother them.
The author finds issue with the 'permission culture' on Instagram, where creators assume what others feel shame about.
Creative Bloq
1 month ago
Graphic design

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra is THE phone for Instagram

Samsung unveils new Galaxy S24 range of smartphones at Samsung Unpacked event
Partnership with Instagram allows social media apps to utilize the device's native camera
Engadget
1 month ago
Digital life

Facebook and Instagram's algorithms facilitated child sexual harassment, state lawsuit claims

Employees estimated 100,000 child users were harassed daily on Facebook and Instagram.
Meta rejected recommendations to redesign the 'People You May Know' algorithm to protect minors.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Graphic design

Instagram Will Now Enable Users to Create Custom Sticker from Still Image Posts

Instagram now allows users to cut out elements of still image posts and use them as stickers in Stories and Reels.
The feature is similar to the image cutout option on WhatsApp, offering new creative opportunities.
Exchangewire
1 month ago
Marketing

DoubleVerify Bolsters Media Authentication on Meta

DoubleVerify expands brand safety and suitability coverage on Meta to include measurement of Facebook and Instagram Feeds and Reels.
DV's AI-powered classification technology ensures accurate content classification while balancing protection and scale.
Exchangewire
1 month ago
Marketing

DoubleVerify Bolsters Media Authentication on Meta

DoubleVerify expands brand safety and suitability coverage on Meta to include measurement of Facebook and Instagram Feeds and Reels.
DV's AI-powered classification technology ensures accurate content classification while balancing protection and scale.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Social media marketing

Threads Now Lets You Hide Both Like and Share Counts on Your Posts

You can now hide both Like and Share counts on Threads posts
The option is available at the post level and can also be set as the default for all posts
Ars Technica
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta verification proved useless-and my family is still locked out of Instagram

Instagram account security can be compromised through unauthorized access attempts.
Lack of access to the phone number associated with the account can make it difficult to regain control.
Hyperallergic
1 month ago
Digital life

Instagram Censors NYC Art Show About the Nude Body

An art gallery's Instagram account was flagged for posting a painting depicting a naked body.
The exhibition aims to de-sexualize nudity and present the nude figure beyond a sexualized context.
ESPN.com
1 month ago
San Francisco 49ers

Wife of 49ers star made Taylor Swift's custom Travis Kelce puffer coat

Kristin Juszczyk, wife of 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, made custom puffer coats for Taylor Swift and Patrick Mahomes' wives to wear in subzero temperatures during the Kansas City Chiefs' playoff game against the Miami Dolphins.
Kristin has gained a large following on Instagram and has made custom apparel for other NFL players and athletes.
Dodgers Nation
1 month ago
LA Dodgers

Free Agent Outfielder Chooses Dodgers Hat For Social Media Post, Sparking Fan Reactions

Free agent outfielder Kyle Lewis sparks debate with Instagram video wearing Dodgers hat
No official news on Dodgers signing of Lewis
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
LA food

Lynn Yamada Davis, TikTok chef known for playful 'Cooking With Lynja' videos, dies

Social media star Lynn Yamada Davis, known for her cooking tutorials, has passed away at 67 from esophageal cancer.
Davis was praised for representing older women and Japanese culture on social media.
She gained millions of followers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok with her unique cooking content.
BuzzFeed
1 month ago
Digital life

11 Things That Are "In" Or "Out" In 2024, According To The Most Trusted Source On Earth (Me)

Monthly photo dumps on Instagram are boring and repetitive.
Posting photos throughout the month can make the Instagram experience more enjoyable.
Who What Wear
1 month ago
Fashion & style

My Crystal Ball Says These New J.Crew Jeans Have "Sold Out" In Their Future

J.Crew has released a new denim collection called the Pointe Sur side-tab trousers.
The side tabs on the jeans allow for adjustable sizing and can be worn low or high on the waist.
sfist.com
1 month ago
Books

North Bay Librarian Gains Social Media Fame, National Recognition for Spreading 'Library Joy'

A 33-year-old librarian in Solano County has gained TikTok and Instagram notoriety for his cheerful videos about 'library kids' and the pleasures of books.
Mychal Threets, the supervising librarian at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, has garnered media attention for filling a social media niche as a small-town librarian.
Independent.ie
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Deepfake scam ad uses video of Leo Varadkar and Virgin Media's Colette Fitzpatrick

A deepfake ad appeared on Instagram falsely claiming endorsement by Virgin Media News and the Taoiseach.
The ad promotes an investment scheme that guarantees returns and uses deepfake technology to create convincing audio and video of government officials.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Social media marketing

Instagram Implements New Protections for Teen Users

Instagram is implementing measures to protect teen users from harmful content.
This includes limiting exposure to self-harm related content and providing resources for those searching for help.
time.com
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta to Hide Inappropriate Posts from Teens' Instagram and Facebook Feeds

Meta will hide inappropriate content from teenagers' accounts on Instagram and Facebook, including posts about suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Teen users' accounts will be placed on the most restrictive settings and blocked from searching for harmful terms.
WWD
1 month ago
Marketing

2023's Top 10 Brands by Media Impact Value Growth on TikTok vs. Instagram

Niche beauty brands are growing rapidly and have the most green space for growth.
Agility, diversified content, and targeted marketing are key factors in the online success of niche brands.
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta to hide posts about suicide, eating disorders from teens' Instagram and Facebook feeds

Meta will start hiding inappropriate content from teenagers' accounts on Instagram and Facebook, including posts about suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Teen users will have their accounts placed on the most restrictive settings and will be blocked from searching for harmful terms.
Poynter
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Very high COVID-19 viral levels found in wastewater, not in US 'water supply' - Poynter

Breitbart shared a misleading Instagram post claiming that the US water supply was tainted with the coronavirus.
The post directed users to a paid article selling an unproven COVID-19 treatment kit, using fear and misinformation to promote the product.
WSJ
1 month ago
Tech industry

Instagram and Facebook Will Stop Treating Teens Like Adults

Meta Platforms will automatically restrict harmful content for teen Instagram and Facebook accounts.
This change comes as Meta faces lawsuits over allegations of misleading the public about the dangers its platforms pose to young people.
PR Daily
1 month ago
Social media marketing

New social media features and updates to know this week - PR Daily

Advertisers can now target premium subscribers on X platform.
X platform offers a new basic verification tier for small businesses.
Social Media Today
1 month ago
Social media marketing

Instagram Implements New Protections for Teen Users

Instagram is implementing new measures to protect teen users, including expanded content restrictions on self-harm.
Users will be redirected to official help services when searching for terms related to suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Mail Online
1 month ago
Social media marketing

Instagram automatically hides 'age-inappropriate content' for teens

Instagram is finally implementing measures to hide posts that can harm children, such as suicide, self-harm, and eating disorder content.
The block on age-inappropriate content applies to users aged 13 to 17 and cannot be turned off but will lift once they turn 18.
The Verge
1 month ago
Digital life

Meta will hide suicide and eating disorder content from teens as government pressure mounts

Teens on Facebook and Instagram will not be able to see self-harm, suicide, and eating disorder content, even if shared by friends.
Meta is also implementing default restrictive filtering settings for teen accounts.
Who What Wear
1 month ago
Fashion & style

The First Viral Shoes of 2024 Are Here

The Lee shoe from Saint Laurent's fall/winter 2023 collection has become the first viral footwear phenomenon of 2024.
The 4.25-inch geometric stiletto with a varnished heel and patent-leather slingback straps has been embraced by fashion's elite.
Who What Wear
1 month ago
Fashion & style

I've Looked Everywhere-These 14 Elevated But Cozy Sweaters Are Just Perfect

January can be a difficult month due to cold weather and long nights.
Fashion expert Alexa Chung showcased a cozy sweater on Instagram, inspiring a search for the best styles of knitwear.
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
San Francisco

Time running out for landmark old boat that became a California social media star

The famous "Inverness Shipwreck" in California, which became popular on Instagram, is deteriorating further due to recent storms and tides.
The National Park Service is evaluating options to safely remove the boat, as it is now considered a dangerous nuisance.
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
San Francisco

Time running out for landmark old boat that became a California social media star

The famous "Inverness Shipwreck" in California, which became popular on Instagram, is deteriorating further due to recent storms and tides.
The National Park Service is evaluating options to safely remove the boat, as it is now considered a dangerous nuisance.
Nieman Lab
1 month ago
Media industry

Is your Instagram feed "news"? Depends on how you feel.

The blurred line between news and other forms of media on social media platforms has made news consumption more incidental and less intentional.
Audiences are more likely to trust and learn from information they see as news on social media.
Mail Online
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

'Get to Know Me' trend gives hackers coveted information

Sharing personal information on social media can put users at risk of hacking and cyber attacks.
Many people use their personal information, such as birth dates and favorite foods, as passwords for online accounts.
Mail Online
1 month ago
Privacy professionals

'Get to Know Me' trend gives hackers coveted information

Sharing personal information on social media can put users at risk of hacking and cyber attacks.
Many people use their personal information, such as birth dates and favorite foods, as passwords for online accounts.
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