"It's happening now, not in the distant future," said the NYC-based creator, who asked to remain anonymous. They were inspired to create the account after realizing that virtually no one was making the subject of climate change engaging for a mainstream audience. While the topic can be complicated, they thought, perhaps if people saw it tied to something from pop culture, it might compel them to think about the subject more. Without further ado, here are 16 of their best climate-related memes.
Instagrammer Tiffany Mitchell has been forced to deny faking a road crash for likes.
For the past week, Moroccan social media sites have been abuzz with grisly photos of around a dozen men posing with hundreds of turtledove carcasses. The hunters – tourists from the Gulf States – largely surpassed hunting quotas established under Moroccan law. They are far from the only hunters to do so. These photos were originally posted by a Saudi hunter on his private Instagram account. The first photo, which was posted on August 9, shows 11 men posing behind what looks to be hundreds of dead turtledoves. In his post, the hunter claims that the group killed 1,490 turtledoves in one day and thanks Extreme Hunters, the agency that organised the trip. Extreme Hunters is a Kuwait-based company
A couple who bought EasyJet tickets via a seller on Instagram have been banned from the airline for life because the tickets were originally paid for with a “cloned” credit card. Marie Rylance, a teacher, and Kenny Rainford said they had been victimised after being prevented from boarding a flight at Liverpool airport. The couple said they had been using the airline each month for 14 years to visit their villa in Alicante, Spain. They told the Liverpool Echo they had been conned after a friend told them about an Instagram page that advertised cheap flights. They paid less than £200 for two return tickets. The pair were told at the boarding gate that the tickets had originally been bought fraudulently
“I believe that in our contemporary society, consciously or subconsciously, we are all wearing masks, even the most authentic and self-confident amongst us.”
Five years ago, Briana Milman hit a new low. She was fired from her job and had been struggling with depression for years. She spent her days sleeping and nights drinking at bars until close. She felt aimless and miserable, like she'd reached a dead end. In her newfound spare time, Milman started looking at memes on Reddit, many of which centered on mental health issues. She began sharing some of her favorites on Facebook. Soon, Milman was also posting memes to her Instagram page Hauntedtoilet. People she hadn't seen in years began reaching out to tell her how happy her content made them feel. "There was a solace I found in laughing for a little while," says Milman, now an editor at Memebase,
While Instagram is the social platform of the moment, reaching a billion active users last year, and seeing 500 million daily Stories users, an ongoing concern among businesses looking to tap into that growth, and build their on-platform audience, is that Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, may eventually go down the same path that Facebook has, and reduce Instagram business page reach, pushing brands towards its paid ad options. Over time, Facebook's main app went from enabling businesses to reach every user who'd Liked their Page, to reducing that capacity, bit-by-bit. Facebook's motivation, it said, was to improve the user experience - as more brands came on board, users were getting flooded
Erin Vogelpohl has tried mixing darker blues and greens into the decor of her five-bedroom house in Dallas, but they don’t play well with her 447,000 Instagram followers. So she sticks with a soft blush palette, the millennial pink that is ubiquitous on Instagram, and in her living room.For home-decor Instagram influencers like Vogelpohl, the house is the star. And tending to a star can be an all-consuming job, particularly when you live in it.
Instagram is reviewing all of its hundreds of official marketing partners to ensure they're not scraping data. The move comes after Business Insider discovered multiple companies were openly flouting Instagram's rules. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app is also going to invest in developing better…