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Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads

Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post. The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone’s accounts on both Android and iOS. SEE ALSO: This couple[…]

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I know, I know … I’m using Instagram all wrong and I don’t care

Instagram has become a place where thirsty hipsters are regularly celebrated, and those who don’t follow the norms sink into a shameful oblivion. But I, for one, think these silly unspoken rules for dominating social media are a big pile of garbage — and so I never follow them.  SEE ALSO: 10 ways to create[…]

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What your Instagram posts might reveal about experiencing depression

Whether you realize it or not, you leave a trail of clues about your mental health on social media. Emerging research suggests that words, characters, and even emoji can reveal information about people’s moods and mental well-being.  That might seem obvious when it comes to explicitly emotional posts, but information about mental health can be[…]

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The secret code of personal gain lurking in the Kardashians’ Instagram comments

When a member of the Kardashian family posts on Instagram, the world pays attention.  But, venture into the comments section, and you won’t find countless declarations of admiration from devotees, you’ll see endless streams of words that you might not be familiar with.  Scroll through the comments on Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie or Kendall’s Instagram[…]

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Restaurant brings in Instagram kits so you can nail your #foodporn shots

Making your avocado toast pop on Instagram requires a unique formula that isn’t always possible to achieve. But, one London restaurant is offering “foodie Instagram packs” so diners can up their #foodporn game.  SEE ALSO: Instagrammers are staging fake camping pictures, and this account is calling them out The free kits contain a portable LED[…]

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Instagram is actively ruining my life with its inhumane algorithm

As a rule, social networks are terrible at understanding their human users — no matter the ooey-gooey platitudes about bringing us “closer together” their executives piece together.  Never has this been more clear than over the past few days, when Instagram’s algorithm continually shoved well-meaning but emotionally ruinous “happy Father’s Day!” garbage down my throat.[…]

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Instagram is still clobbering Snapchat, and it’s worse than we thought

Instagram Stories is still eating Snapchat alive, and we have fresh data to prove it.  Instagram’s Stories now have 250 million daily active users, up from 200 million in April, according to the company. At the same time, engagement with Snapchat Stories declined 50 percent in June compared with the same time last year, according[…]

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I can’t be basic on Instagram anymore and it’s all because of Stories

Our Instagram Stories are awash with snapshots of our everyday lives. But, now that there’s a hidden trove reserved for our most private — and dare-I-say basic — snaps. Instagram’s already-very-high bar for posts has crept to a scary new height.  SEE ALSO: Stop putting ‘Stories’ in every friggin’ app Recently, somewhere between posting photos[…]

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

If social media usage ever becomes an Olympic sport — which is truly not that unthinkable at the rate we’re moving — there will be but one participant worthy of a gold medal: Boomer Phelps. The one-year-old son of Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole, first captured the hearts of America while cheering on[…]