When Instagram IGTV was first announced, people’s reactions over the vertical video platform were divided. And if you’re one of those who hate vertical videos – you’ll be happy to know that IGTV is now supporting landscape video format, too.
In a database recently discovered online, there was a vast number of private data of various Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brands. There were nearly 50 million people affected, and the database contained even their private data, including phone numbers and email addresses.
From a platform intended to share moments with your friends, Instagram has become something completely different. Nowadays it’s a game and a competition, and many people go great lengths to become or at least appear popular on this social network. In this documentary from VPRO Extra, you get to see all the crazy things people do to seem popular, and it takes you behind the scenes of “the Wild West called Instagram.”
A 16-year-old girl in Malaysia took her own life on Tuesday after conducting an Instagram poll to decide whether she should live or die. Reportedly, 69% of people had voted for “die,” which reportedly prompted the teen to end her life.
Instagram has become a breeding ground for a lot of negativity as it’s grown and evolved. It’s something that Instagram have been working hard to try and eradicate from the platform. They’ve been demoting “inappropriate content”, removing fake engagement, and doing what they can to reduce online bullying.
But online bullies are using the inappropriate content crackdown to report peoples images that aren’t inappropriate at all. So much so that it’s become something of a problem. Users are having their images taken down, with apparently zero oversight and no recourse. Now, TechCrunch reports that Instagram is changing that by allowing users to appeal takedowns against their account.
Recently, I set up a new page for my travel/motorbike adventures, I was trying something different until someone told me I was using Instagram wrong.
It worked for a while!
For many years, I have been a portrait photographer and either the square or portrait crop worked ace for me. Then, I moved to Ireland and really got stuck in my landscape and travel photography. The crops that IG offered, just like my portrait stuff worked perfectly fine for most of the images I make, such as my abandoned houses project. All was good!
I love Instagram.
But I worry that it’s driving my fellow photographers crazy.
I’ve seen so many photographers do so many wacky things in search of Instafame that I’ve given the madness a name.
I call it… Instagram Derangement Syndrome.