Instagram Is Hiding Likes. Will That Reduce Anxiety?

What would Instagram be like if people couldn’t see how many likes fellow users’ posts receive? Less competitive, less pressurized and more personal, Instagram surmises. The social media platform, which began testing that theory in May in Canada, this week expanded the experiment to include Instagram users in six more countries. As part of the… Read More Instagram Is Hiding Likes. Will That Reduce Anxiety?

‘Instagram playgrounds’ for the hashtag obsessed are taking over U.S. cities

Packed with interactive features and social media appeal, pop-up exhibits have taken major cities by storm, allowing visitors to step into another world. A sunflower garden, a caviar pool and a psychedelic laundromat are among the many Instagram-ready experiences that have taken over vacant studio spaces and abandoned buildings across the country, luring in the… Read More ‘Instagram playgrounds’ for the hashtag obsessed are taking over U.S. cities

The 15 Most Important Tech Acquisitions of All Time

It seems like every year we witness a host of tech companies initiate million- and billion-dollar bids to snatch up their biggest competitors or the next major start-up. Predicting the aftermath of any corporate buyout is impossible. Some might have the potential to become success stories such as Apple’s acquisition of NeXT. Others are doomed to crash and… Read More The 15 Most Important Tech Acquisitions of All Time

Fantasia Goes Off: ‘The World Is Gone Mad’

Has everyone “gone mad?” Fantasia had a moment on Instagram Sunday night while addressing those who have “judged” her and said she will rise above everything, even the government and “the church house,” that have gone mad too…”I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERMENT, THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we… Read More Fantasia Goes Off: ‘The World Is Gone Mad’

Did Instagram Really Lose 25% of Users?

Instagram lost 4 million of its 16.4 million daily active users over the Christmas holiday, according to the usage trend monitors at AppData — but let’s not jump to conclusions.The New York Post connects the (incomplete) data to last week’s revolt against Instagram’s new terms of service, but looking at AppData’s graph below, the dip doesn’t quite match up with… Read More Did Instagram Really Lose 25% of Users?