It’s nothing new that Instagram-celebrities can sometimes make “common people” feel inadequate. Lifestyle blogger Scarlett London recently came under fire because of just that, and it all started over a photo of her “perfect morning.” The photo features a stack of pancakes; or, should I say, a bunch of tortilla wraps she presented as pancakes? The photo went viral because of this, but it escalated quickly when people started criticizing her for making her life look “perfect.”
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“You wouldn’t say that to your daughter, but she still hears it online every day”. That’s the message coming from Dove’s latest campaign to educate parents about the negative messages their teenage daughters are subjected to on social media.
As we’ve grown to expect from the brand, it’s a hard-hitting video, using real women and their daughters. What makes it interesting, however, is their use of deep fakes.
Another lawsuit has been filed against Snap Inc. and Meta and their impact on a teen’s mental health. The Social Media Victim Law Center sued the two companies over the “burgeoning mental health crisis” in children and teenagers in the U.S. In this particular case, the Snapchat and Facebook and Instagram parent companies have been sued over the suicide of a 17-year-old boy.
Since you can buy fake Instagram followers on a vending machine (no, it’s not a joke), the platform has found a mildly disturbing way to make sure its users are human. Despite Facebook shutting down its facial recognition system, Instagram is asking some users to send video selfies to verify that they aren’t bots.
While we’re already playing with fun new stuff in Photoshop, Adobe also offers a sneak peek at the stuff we’re to see in the future. One of them is called Project In-Between and it lets you make something new out of a few similar photos before you choose the keeper. With a click of a button, Adobe’s new tool turns them into animation and gives them a new life.
Instagram giveaways have been pretty popular. However, I’ve recently noticed a scam related to these giveaways, aiming at both those who give products away and those who hope to get them. It looks like a phishing scam, and in this article, I’ll tell more about it and how to avoid it.
This year, Instagram has become more devoted to protecting teenagers than ever. However, its latest effort is just… Silly. From now on, Instagram will prompt you to share your birthday. All. The. Time. Instagram cites “young people protection,” and warns that you won’t be able to use the app unless you share your birthday.
Video editing programs allow us to add all sorts of effects to our videos, including motion blur. But can you distinguish the one that was done artificially from the real motion blur? This video from biscuitsalive is like a little quiz that lets you try and distinguish between real and artificial motion blur. And if you ask me, it’s harder than it looks.
Social media have definitely reshaped our lives and our views of the world and ourselves. Therefore, there have been more and more studies researching how social networks affect us and what they tell about us. In a recent study, researchers at Arizona State University examined what our Instagram profiles tell about our relationships, and their findings may surprise you.