Tag Archives: Instagram

Big Pharma Is Paying Social Media Influencers

STAT News reports: For years, so-called influencers — celebrities, former reality television contestants and sometimes, former lawyers or other professionals — have hawked diet teas and hair products everywhere from Facebook to Snapchat. And now, pharma is catching on. An entire industry has cropped up to link drug makers with the industry’s own version of an influencer — people, usually …

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Instagram Refuses To Remove Post By Homocon Milo Expressing His “Disgust” That Bombs Didn’t Detonate

The Daily Beast reports: Instagram said it would not remove a post from right-wing figure Milo Yiannopoulos praising the recent mail bombs sent to prominent Democratic officials, even after the post was reported as hate speech. On Thursday afternoon, Yiannopoulos posted a picture of himself with a caption that regretted that the bombs didn’t actually detonate. Yiannopoulos also told his …

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Sarah Palin Rants At Instagram For Deleting Her Meme Comparing Liberals Protesters To Down Syndrome Son

The Daily Mail reports: Sarah Palin has slammed Instagram as biased against conservatives after the company removed a controversial image she posted which used her own son with Down Syndrome to mock liberal protesters. Palin posted the meme to her Instagram page on Tuesday, and the company removed it on Friday for violating “community guidelines” after intense outcry over the …

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Instagram Co-Founders Resign Without Explanation

The Associated Press reports: The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off “to explore our curiosity and creativity again.” “Mike …

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Woman Claims Ex-BF GOP State Rep Used Her Nude Photos To Lure Men Into “Graphic” Instagram Chats

Politico reports: A former girlfriend of Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer has filed an official complaint accusing the first-term Republican of creating a fake Instagram account and populating it with nude photos of her to lure men into “graphic” discussions. According to the complaint filed by ex-girlfriend Kate Kelly with the Office of the Legislative Inspector General and obtained by …

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Junior Claims He’s Now “Shadowbanned” On Instagram

Trump Junior is ever so pissed that he’s not getting as many new Instagram followers as he used to. This, of course, is the dastardly working of those evil censors at Facebook. He writes: Honestly it’s time for me to put this out there. For weeks I’ve been watching my #instagram analytics and noticed a crazy drop off in new …

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Dan Savage Battles Instagram Over Anti-Trump Sign

Dan Savage writes on Instagram: “My husband posted this pic and @instagram appears to have taken it down after “Gays For Trump” complained. For info about the sign & the queer artists who created it and how to get one of your own, head over to @terrysphots! And happy Presidents’ Day!” Dan’s husband Terry Miller writes: “So @instagram in its …

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Facebook, Instagram Outages Hit Users Worldwide

Mashable reports: Bad news, friends: Facebook appears to be down for a large number of users. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is reportedly struggling too. Users of the social media platform began reporting issues around 11:11 a.m. EST, and it appears the outage has spread. The problems appear to be affecting users on both desktop and mobile. Multiple services, …

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Gabbana: We’re Like Charlie Hebdo

They may be trying to walk back their anti-LGBT comments in the press, but yesterday Stefano Gabbana took to Instagram to compare their situation to Charlie Hebdo. Not incidentally, the #BoycottDolceGabbana hashtag is trending at  #1 in the United States at this writing. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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Surfin’ Schock

Back in January, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) made his Instagram account private, but his followers continue to share the posts. Yesterday Americablog posted a roundup of recent photos posted by Schock, including the above image which carries this message: “Waikiki Beach – Enjoying the Aloha spirit thanks to @tulsigabbard hospitality and Surfing Coach Nish for getting me up. Shout out to …

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How Instagram Changed Fashion Week

Paper Magazine editorial director Mickey Boardmen on the lag between social media coverage and new items actually appearing in stores: “We have ejaculated five times before we’re actually able to have sex with that piece of clothes. Not to be graphic.”

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Schock Makes Instagram Account Private

A few days ago John Aravosis posted an AmericaBlog column titled The 7 Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts Of 2013 in which he needled Schock’s famous sense of fashion and devotion to bodybuilding. That AmericaBlog post was referenced in yesterday’s Facebook piece on Schock by CBS reporter Itay Hod. And JMG reader Michael reports that Schock today made his Instagram …

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Facebook Copies Vine

Facebook-owned Instagram will now support very short video clips just like the Twitter-owned Vine. Instagram’s Kevin Systrom said video clips on Instagram will be 3 to 15 seconds long and include new shaky hand video stabilization technology called Cinema. Instagram now has 130 million users. Systrom: “The frame shown to people is typically the first frame. We think that’s silly. …

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Facebook Vs Twitter

Over the weekend Facebook-owned Instragram pulled the photos that its users had posted to Twitter. In a company blog post, Twitter said that Instagram has “disabled photo integration with Twitter,” though tweeting links to Instagram photos is still possible. Photos from Instagram no longer appear in Twitter user photo galleries. In an interview at a Paris tech show last week, …

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