Posts Tagged ‘Instagram’

Plugin Lets You Upload Images to Instagram from Lightroom

Posted by on Tuesday June 21, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Instagram’s genesis as a mobile app has meant that basic desktop functionality, like image uploading, is often lacking and falls to third parties to develop. While there are many third party desktop uploaders, a new Lightroom plugin integrates Instagram publishing deeper into many photographic workflows. Dubbed simply LR/Instagram, the free plugin lets you add Instagram to... More

Study: Instagram Interactions Are Plunging

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Interactions on Instagram–the numbers of likes and comments on photos and videos–have taken a massive hit this year, according to a new study released by research firm Quintly. Surveying over 13,000 Instagram profiles of varying sizes, Quintly found overall interaction rates have dropped 27 percent since last year for image posts and and 39 percent... More

What’s Next for Instagram: Facebook-Style Pay-for-Play

Posted by on Tuesday May 24, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Instagram’s evolution away from its care-free chronological feed into a tightly scripted, algorithmic money making machine continues apace. As predicted, Instagram is getting ready to roll out Facebook-style post “boosting” that will increase content visibility in exchange for cash. This and other new feature nuggets were unearthed by Elliott Murray. After decompiling the newest update, Murray... More

Meet the New Instagram

Posted by on Wednesday May 11, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Change is the only constant at Instagram. The social network revealed today a brand new design that aims to put the focus more squarely on its users’ content. Oh, and there’s a new logo too. “We stripped the color and noise from surfaces where people’s content should take center stage, and boosted color on other surfaces... More

Instagram Dives Deeper Into Video

Posted by on Friday April 15, 2016 | Social Media/Web, Video

Another day, another feature update at Instagram. Today it’s video. Specifically, Instagram is updating the Explore tab in its app to promote videos. After you update the app, you’ll find a personalized “Videos You Might Like” channel that curates videos from across Instagram into a single location. The Explore tab will also now have “Featured”... More

Instagram Videos Will Soon Be Longer

Posted by on Tuesday March 29, 2016 | Social Media/Web, Video

With a vocal segment of its user base still smarting over changes to its feed, Instagram announced a new feature update that should be a bit more welcome: longer videos. Coming “soon” Instagram will support videos up to 60 seconds in length. For iOS users, Instagram is also restoring the ability to make videos out... More

FTC Wrist-Slaps Lord & Taylor for Deceptive Instagram Campaign

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Business

Lord & Taylor has agreed to settle federal charges that it deceived consumers by paying fashion “influencers” thousands of dollars each to promote its products on Instagram, without disclosing that the posts were paid advertisements. The retailer was also charged with deceiving consumers by placing a paid article in Nylon magazine without disclosing that the... More