People of Instagram would do anything for likes, no matter how dangerous, disrespectful or stupid it is. The latest trend on Instagram is taking photos near or in “Novosibirsk Maldives,” a gorgeous azure lake in Siberia. The problem is that a nearby coal plant uses this artificial lake to dump ash, so it’s heavily polluted. But it seems that the Insta-craze has gone so far, that the company running the plant had to issue an official warning against swimming in it.
It’s a bummer when someone steals your phone. I’ve experienced it a couple of times and the police weren’t able to do anything. But if the thieves had posted a selfie to my Instagram account, it would have been so much easier to find them. “Why would anyone do that?” you may wonder. Well, one thief did exactly this. He stole an iPhone and he was dumb enough to post a selfie to the victim’s Instagram account.
I believe we’ve all noticed how many ads there are on Instagram. Although they’re already all over the place, there are going to be even more of them. Instagram has announced that it’s soon going to put ads on your Explore page, too.
Instagram is a useful tool for photographers who want to share their work with the world. While this medium can be great to reach out to your viewers, it hides potential traps you can fall into. In this video, Jamie Windsor discusses one of his problems with Instagram and explains how it can negatively affect your work if you limit yourself to it.
Due to its otherworldly beauty, Iceland is becoming increasingly popular among tourists. Sadly, more tourists mean more Instagram addicts who’d do anything for a “perfect” photo. Iceland is having more and more problems with inconsiderate visitors, and the locals have had enough of irresponsible influencers destroying the country’s beautiful nature.
It was more than once that Gigi Hadid was sued for using a photo of herself without permission or crediting the photographer. The famous model’s legal team claims that she’s totally entitled to it. They say that her using a paparazzi photo of herself constitutes fair use because she contributed to the photo with her smile and outfit.
Instagram can have devastating effects on mental health and self-confidence in teenagers. There’s even a study showing how it affects their view over themselves and their lives. But it seems that even famous pop stars aren’t immune to the bad influence of social media. In a recent interview with The Sun, Madonna strongly criticized Instagram, claiming that it was “made to make you feel bad.”
Many photographers use Instagram to show off their work. But other than posting images, you can also get engagement and promote your work through Stories. Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street share five fun ways to turn Instagram Stories into a useful tool for interacting with your audience and promoting your work.