Social Media/Web

Instagram Moves to Clarify Who’s Getting Paid to Post

Posted by on Wednesday June 14, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Instagram has been under fire of late for how celebrities are using the service to post sponsored content without adequately divulging the fact that it’s paid for–in contravention of FTC guidelines. In fact, a recent study found that 93 percent of the platform’s top 50 celebrities had violated the FTC’s Instagram disclosure rules. Now the... More

Instagram Tips from Pot Photographer Kristen Angelo

Posted by on Friday May 12, 2017 | Business, Social Media/Web

Kristen Angelo, a.k.a. A Pot Farmer’s Daughter, explains in the May issue of PDN how she built her editorial and commercial photography business around the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. Her Instagram feed has been an important part of her marketing strategy. Angelo says she used hashtags such as #cannabis, #cannabisculture, #i502 (the name of the... More

Instagram’s New Algorithm Has Been Great… for Instagram

Posted by on Monday May 1, 2017 | Social Media/Web

When Instagram announced last year that it was abandoning its chronological posting in favor of an algorithmically determined newsfeed, many photographers were displeased. Despite the online outrage, Instagram’s shift appears to have delivered the goods. According to TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, the platform’s “growth rate spiked, sharing per user increased, and Instagram has added 200 million monthly... More

Instagram “Pods” Are the New Bots

Posted by on Friday April 21, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Ever since Instagram moved its feed from a straightforward chronological posting scheme to an algorithmically sorted, Facebook-style presentation, users have been looking for ways to grow or even just maintain their engagement with their followers. Bots that scoured the network liking and commenting on a user’s behalf to drive up followers have a mixed reputation... More

Instagram Rolls Out New Collections Feature

Posted by on Monday April 17, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Instagram is becoming adept at finding popular features in other social networks and appropriating them for itself. The latest new feature, Instagram Collections, gives you the Pinterest-esque ability to save Instagram posts into personal collections. You already had the ability to save posts in Instagram starting last year. Collections is a way to organize those... More

Celebrating PDN’s 100,000 Facebook Fans

Posted by on Monday November 21, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Graphic by Sharon Ber for PDN

From all of us here at PDN, we’d like to give a huge thank you to our Facebook fans—now 100,000 strong—for your support of our brand and the photography community. Through Facebook, PDN has been able to bring you news and updates on photography. And in return, you’ve provided feedback, questions and some lively commentary that benefit us... More