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Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie

Your face drives engagement. It’s really that simple. Your Instagram photos (and possibly your Facebook photos too) are going to be much more popular if they prominently feature one crucial element–a human face. The Georgia Institute of Technology teamed up …

Sofia Vergara Talks About Her Rockin’ Bod at 41

Sofia Vergara, the sexy 41-year-old Latin star of ABC’s hit sitcom, Modern Family, was ambushed on Tuesday when given a “bachelorette party” by Ellen DeGeneres on the comedienne’s talk show. Vergara and Ellen, who are both CoverGirl spokesmodels, joked and …

Here’s What You Can Do With Twitter On Android Now (And iPhone Soon) Here’s What You Can Do With Twitter On Android Now (And iPhone Soon)
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Twitter announced some updates to its mobile apps to give users some new photo editing options and quick access to more content. The new photo editing capabilities allow you to crop by selecting an aspect (like square or wide), and …

Here Are Some Stunning Photos of North Korea from TIME’s Instagram Photog of the Year Here Are Some Stunning Photos of North Korea from TIME’s Instagram Photog of the Year

TIME magazine recently named David Guttenfelder, the AP’s chief Asia photographer, “Instagram Photographer of the Year” – an award that would have confused most people a few year ago. Sure, it’s a new medium – but why not give credit …

Flickr Finally Lets You Embed Photos Across the Web Flickr Finally Lets You Embed Photos Across the Web

In an effort to spread its presence across the web, Yahoo-owned photo sharing site Flickr has finally launched web embeds. Starting today, you can embed any public photo (or stream of photos) on your blog or site. Yes, only publicly …

Instagram’s Top Hashtag and Top Photo of 2013 Is… Instagram’s Top Hashtag and Top Photo of 2013 Is…
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As 2013 comes to a close, the year-in-review lists continue to roll in. We’ve already seen end-of-year stats from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Spotify. Now it’s Instagram’s turn. Instagram has revealed a bunch of data, the most interesting point being …

Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing

Instagram announced the launch of a new private photo sharing feature called Instagram Direct. It operates pretty much like the Instagram experience that people are used to, but lets users share photos with specific recipients. “From how you capture photos …

Instagram Event Invite Hints at Printing Service. Possibly. Maybe. Instagram Event Invite Hints at Printing Service. Possibly. Maybe.

Instagram is about to announce something new, and the event invites point to something in the physical realm. Members of the tech press recently received a mysterious invite for a December 12th press event. It simply says “you are invited …

You Can Now Eat Your Instagram Photos, Thank God You Can Now Eat Your Instagram Photos, Thank God

At its core, Instagram takes an analog process and places it firmly in the digital realm. To then take those filtered images and put them on something tangible, that you can hold in your hand, may seem odd to some …

Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges
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An Idaho school district is under fire after they terminated a high school basketball coach and part-time teacher for a seemingly innocuous vacation photo that she posted on Facebook. Pocatello, Idaho School District 25 fired Laraine Cook, a varsity girls …

Google+ Gets Improved Photo Editing, Adds Auto-Awesome Movies Google+ Gets Improved Photo Editing, Adds Auto-Awesome Movies

This morning, Google+ head Vic Gundotra took the stage for a Google+ event that was somewhat veiled in secrecy. It came out of nowhere, and many users were wondering what Google could have in store for the service. As is …

Pinterest, Getty Ink Image Metadata Deal Pinterest, Getty Ink Image Metadata Deal
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Thanks to a new partnership with Getty Images, Pinterest is about to provide a whole bunch of metadata to millions of photos that are pinned on the site. Starting soon, the Getty Images collection on Pinterest will include information like …

Flickr Tests ‘New Photo Experience’ with 25% Larger Photos Flickr Tests ‘New Photo Experience’ with 25% Larger Photos

Continuing on the path to making Flickr awesome again, the Yahoo-owned company has taken a step to make viewing photos on the web a lot more enjoyable. “The new photo experience now gives you the largest possible image, while not …

Flickr for iOS Gets Auto-Upload, Auto-Straightening Flickr for iOS Gets Auto-Upload, Auto-Straightening

If you use Flickr on iOS 7, you no longer have to manually upload your photos (unless you really want to). Flickr has just announced an update that brings an auto-upload function to the app. Just like auto-upload functions on …

Twitter Puts Greater Emphasis on Photos in Embedded Tweets Twitter Puts Greater Emphasis on Photos in Embedded Tweets

Twitter has just made an update to the way embedded tweets with photos look on websites, and the goal is to “put the photo front and center, with a bigger and bold visual focus on the media.” Until today, embedded …

Imgur Reaches 100,000,000 Unique Monthly Users Imgur Reaches 100,000,000 Unique Monthly Users

Imgur has now reached a new milestone with 100,000,000 monthly unique users. While certainly helped in no small part by reddit users, the company recently launched its mobile apps, which have no doubt contributed as well. The iOS app has …

Instagram for iOS 7 Launches with a Focus on Clarity Instagram for iOS 7 Launches with a Focus on Clarity

Instagram is the latest app to launch an update designed specifically for compatibility with Apple’s new iOS 7. You can go download it right now over at the App Store. As you’d imagine, the update makes Instagram look decidedly iO7-ey. …

It’s Nice to Know We Live in a World Where George W. Bush Is Posting Cat Pics on Instagram
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It must be strange being an ex-president in the digital age. Although the likes of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush are surely busy with family, running various organizations, and decompressing from the most stressful job on the …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 Set Photos: The Latest From The Official Instagram Account ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 Set Photos: The Latest From The Official Instagram Account
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We’ve been following the Instagram account for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black since filming of the second season began, and it has frequently been adding behind-the-scenes photos from the set, as well as various other candid shots of cast …

Facebook Launches Shared Photo Albums for Your Weddings, Holidays, Vacations, and More Facebook Launches Shared Photo Albums for Your Weddings, Holidays, Vacations, and More
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With over 300 million photos uploaded every single day, Facebook calls itself the “most popular photo uploading service on the web.” Facebook isn’t the only service that can boast impressive photo data, however (services like Google+ and Flickr are still …

Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data
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You may have seen a viral message sweeping around Facebook lately – one that claims that simply posting a photo on the network could open you up to info-snooping. Basically, the warning suggests that stored EXIF metadata in photos are …