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Instagram (also known as IG or insta) is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and half later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.
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  • Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple hits back at her mother for Instagram picture
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    Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple hits back at her mother for Instagram picture

    Even if you're a Hollywood superstar with a $250 million business built on your flawless image, you're still an embarrassment your children.

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    Instagram, GoFundMe crack down on anti-vaccine content

    Instagram and GoFundMe are among the latest social media companies to address anti-vaccine content online. Four things to know: 1. Instagram shared plans to block anti-vaccine hashtags March 21. The move comes about three weeks after its parent company, Facebook, pledged to stop promoting anti-vaccine posts on Instagram, reports The Hill.  2. An Instagram spokesperson said the platform will block hashtags such as #vaccinescauseautism and #vaccinesarepoison as a "short-term measure" to address vaccine misinformation, according to The Hill. "As we take action in the short-term, we know that fighting misinformation is a long-term commitment," the spokesperson said. 3. On March 22, GoFundMe also

  • Alanis Morissette Announces She's Pregnant With Her Third Child: "So Much NEWness"
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    Alanis Morissette Announces She's Pregnant With Her Third Child: "So Much NEWness"

    Alanis Morissette's family of four is getting a new addition! The 44-year-old singer recently revealed she's pregnant with her third child in a powerful photo showcasing her baby bump.

  • Racist Instagram post about HBCU sparks Wake Forest probe
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    Racist Instagram post about HBCU sparks Wake Forest probe

    Officials at Wake Forest University have condemned a racist Instagram post that suggested the North Carolina school build a wall to separate it from a nearby historically black college. An Instagram post on Friday endorsed a candidate for student body president, saying 'he wants to build a wall between Wake and Winston-Salem State and he'll make them pay for it.'  The author of the post also quipped that the candidate will cut the prices on beer pitchers at a local bar.   This racist Instagram post suggested that Wake Forest University build a wall to separate it from Winston-Salem State That's ostensibly a reference to President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall on the southern

  • Instagram's next great revenue driver will be e-commerce
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    Instagram's next great revenue driver will be e-commerce

    We believe that Instagram can make good on its growth vision, but it will need to ensure that it puts user needs first. That becomes particularly crucial as the app rapidly scales the number of users, businesses, advertisers, and content that exist on the platform. If Instagram's e-commerce push is too heavy-handed, users might become frustrated with constant nudges toward spending money. As a result, Instagram could risk alienating people who don't want to use the platform to shop, but just want to share or experience content. And, per a recent report by Taylor Lorenz in The Atlantic, Instagram could face a more fundamental challenge around user primacy: a rising tide of extremist content on

  • Instagram Is Flooded With These "Boring" Shoe Trends
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    Instagram Is Flooded With These "Boring" Shoe Trends

    The most stylish women on the planet approve.

  • This Instagram Account Will Change the Way You Consume News
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    This Instagram Account Will Change the Way You Consume News

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  • Instagram Gallery: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Cutest Couple Pics
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    Instagram Gallery: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Cutest Couple Pics

    With a combined net worth of a staggering $1.2 billion, there's no disputing Beyonce and Jay-Z's power-couple status in the entertainment industry. Near-universally acclaimed for their unique contributions to hip-hop, R&B and the culture as a whole, the partnership between Bey and Jay seemed to be a solid, untouchable and natural union of two artists at the top of their game. However, claims of infidelity, dishonesty, and the addition of one Becky With The Good Hair into their relationship made waves in their marriage and caused haters and the Beyhive alike to wonder if the two mega-stars would eventually go their separate ways. However, thanks to counseling, communication, hard work and studio

  • Instagram vegan diets are risking malnutrition among millennials, Harley Street nutritionists warn
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    Instagram vegan diets are risking malnutrition among millennials, Harley Street nutritionists warn

    Instagram influencers pushing "extreme" diets are causing young people to suffer from malnutrition and eating disorders, leading nutritionists have warned after a popular vegan vlogger admitted she fell ill after following her own diet plan. Yovana Mendoza Ayres, known to her fans as "Rawvana", has over 10 million followers across Instagram and YouTube - but admitted becoming dangerously unwell as a result of her raw vegan diet and 25-day fasts. The influencer, who posts her "cleanse" and "fast" diet programmes online, was condemned by her fans after a video posted by another YouTuber showed her appearing to eat fish. She said that because of her diet, "something wasn't going right" with her body, and she began to lose her menstrual cycles, and that doctors told her she needed to eat more fat, and she started eating cooked food again. “I wasn’t ovulating,” she said in a video explaining why she ate fish, “I was basically anemic and my thyroid levels were low. It was really bad, but it was borderline.” Posts promoting this extreme diet are still up on her social media channels, as nutrition experts warn that following the advice of influencers can lead to extreme health problems. Harley Street registered nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert said she has seen seriously unwell clients come to her practice after they followed the advice of Instagram celebrities. Rhiannon Lambert is a registered nutritionist and warned against following the advice of Instagram celebrities Credit:  Christopher Pledger She told The Telegraph: "This is extremely worrying, with social media stars replacing qualified health professionals something has to be done. I have seen a rise in my clinic of poor nutrition and in severe cases eating disorders from poor advice online. "Low calorie diets can be very dangerous if followed poorly and when the individual is already at a healthy  status. The risk of micronutrient deficiencies is heightened when reducing  energy intake, let alone when the diet is vegan and raw. A vegan diet is very difficult to get right and requires a lot of nutritional education and guidance, especially when it comes to vitamin D, B12, Iodine, Calcium, Iron and Omega 3." Another nutritionist, Pixie Turner, added: "I think 'influencers' with no nutrition degrees have no right to give out advice about food and nutrition online. They can share their own choices, sure, but even then there needs to be a clear distinction that this isn't advice. Also, influencers need to be aware of the responsibility they have, and particularly when they pair their food choices with their aesthetically-pleasing body, suggesting 'if you eat like this you can look like me'. (which is a total lie as it's more genetics than food choices anyway). Nutritionist Pixie Turner Credit: Pixie Turner "Sharing what you eat and suggesting other people do the same is not harmless in any way. I see so many instances in clinic where people can trace back their food fears and anxieties back to a single person on social media, who probably has no idea of the harm they have done to others, and will ignore and block anyone who suggests they've caused harm." The British Nutrition Foundation has also warned against getting nutrition advice from Instagram celebrities, and told The Telegraph: "Making big changes to your diet, such as excluding whole food groups, can increase the risk of not getting all the nutrients and energy you need to be healthy. If you're thinking of making significant changes to what you eat, it's advisable to speak to a Registered Nutritionist or Dietitian - qualified professionals who can help you make healthy changes."

  • Barack Obama congratulates A-Rod J. Lo on their engagement
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    Barack Obama congratulates A-Rod J. Lo on their engagement

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Barack Obama is feeling the love about the engagement of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod shared a congratulatory handwritten note Thursday on Twitter he received from the former president and his wife, Michelle. Obama wrote: "After 26 years together, we can say that whatever challenges life may bring, sharing them with someone you love makes it all better." Rodriguez tweeted the note "means the world to us." The former Yankees shortstop and the "World of Dance" judge got engaged earlier this month. It will be Lopez's fourth marriage and Rodriguez's second. Each has two children from previous marriages.

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    Pinterest Joins Surge of Tech-Related Companies Planning to Go Public

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  • Instagram Gallery: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Cutest Couple Pics
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    Instagram Gallery: Beyonce & Jay-Z's Cutest Couple Pics

    With a combined net worth of a staggering $1.2 billion, there's no disputing Beyonce and Jay-Z's power-couple status in the entertainment industry. Near-universally acclaimed for their unique contributions to hip-hop, R&B and the culture as a whole, the partnership between Bey and Jay seemed to be a solid, untouchable and natural union of two artists at the top of their game. However, claims of infidelity, dishonesty, and the addition of one Becky With The Good Hair into their relationship made waves in their marriage and caused haters and the Beyhive alike to wonder if the two mega-stars would eventually go their separate ways. However, thanks to counseling, communication, hard work and studio

  • Racist Instagram post about HBCU sparks Wake Forest probe
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    Racist Instagram post about HBCU sparks Wake Forest probe

    Wake Forest University officials have condemned an Instagram post that suggested the North Carolina school build a wall to separate it from a historically black public university in the same city. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that an Instagram post on Friday endorsed a candidate for student body president, saying "he wants to build a wall between Wake and Winston-Salem State and he'll make them pay for it." That's ostensibly a reference to President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall financed by Mexico. Wake Forest has confirmed that the student endorsed is not actually running, and did not participate in the posting. Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch called

  • Hey, Food Influencers: Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs
    Food & Wine

    Hey, Food Influencers: Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs

    Meet the data engineer who created an automated Instagram account to earn free meals.