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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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  • 16 Climate Change Memes That Are Uncomfortably Funny
    BuzzFeed

    16 Climate Change Memes That Are Uncomfortably Funny

    "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.

  • BBC News

    Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing?

    Instagrammer Tiffany Mitchell has been forced to deny faking a road crash for likes.

  • WRCB Chattanooga

    What the Tech? Instagram policy change post deemed a hoax

    If you're a fan or follower of some Hollywood celebrities and musicians, you may have run across a scary post on Instagram recently. Stars such as Rob Lowe, Julia Roberts and Usher shared a viral post that claimed Instagram had changed its privacy policy and would be making everyone's accounts public this week. The post further asked people to share it with their followers with their own message that they do not give Instagram the right to use their photos.

  • Hunting tourists kill thousands of doves in Morocco
    The France 24 Observers

    Hunting tourists kill thousands of doves in Morocco

    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

  • EasyJet bans couple who bought tickets on Instagram
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    EasyJet bans couple who bought tickets on Instagram

    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

  • @Fashion_for_bank_robbers Is the Instagram Account Curating Pictures of Elaborate Masks and Headpieces
    Teen Vogue

    @Fashion_for_bank_robbers Is the Instagram Account Curating Pictures of Elaborate Masks and Headpieces

    “I believe that in our contemporary society, consciously or subconsciously, we are all wearing masks, even the most authentic and self-confident amongst us.”

  • Memes on Instagram, Reddit bring comfort to people struggling with depression
    CNET

    Memes on Instagram, Reddit bring comfort to people struggling with depression

    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,

  • Social Media Today

    Will Instagram Business Profile Reach Follow the Same Path as Facebook Pages?

    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

  • Bachelor contestant accidentally reveals she's going home in Instagram spoiler
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Bachelor contestant accidentally reveals she's going home in Instagram spoiler

    She's also been romantically linked to a male producer on the reality TV show.

  • I Quit Instagram For the Entire Summer to Heal My Idiot Brain
    Cosmopolitan

    I Quit Instagram For the Entire Summer to Heal My Idiot Brain

    *Screams/sobs* Hello from the other siiiiiiide.

  • Interior designers are the new Instagram influencers – here’s how to be one
    The Independent

    Interior designers are the new Instagram influencers – here’s how to be one

    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.

  • Facebook is reviewing hundreds of its official 'Facebook Marketing Partners' over Instagram data scraping issues (FB)
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    Facebook is reviewing hundreds of its official 'Facebook Marketing Partners' over Instagram data scraping issues (FB)

    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…

  • Instagram Shopping Could Be Even Bigger Than Anticipated
    Motley Fool

    Instagram Shopping Could Be Even Bigger Than Anticipated

    Users love Instagram Checkout -- at least those that know about it.