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.
Being a photographer used to be pretty simple. You had a camera, you had a subject you liked photographing and you used to go out with your camera and photograph the subject you liked. And apart from perhaps showing off the occasional print at the local camera club to a group of like-minded tragics – that’s probably about as far as it went.
Then social media arrived and as with so many aspects of this modern connected life of ours, everything changed.
When you see thousands of “perfect” images on Instagram, it’s easy to think that other people are living lives that are better than yours. But a recent Facebook post from Jen Flint reminds us just how fake social media is and how easily it can fool you.
After seeing a mom staging a scene for Instagram by the poolside, Jen shared her observations with her friends. Her fantastic post quickly went viral, inspiring lots of young moms out there, but also sparking a lot of comments and critique.
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.
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.”
If you plan to apply for a U.S. visa, here comes an unpleasant surprise. The State Department is now requiring almost all visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, including your Flickr and Instagram accounts.
Designed for mobile creators, Premiere Rush (formerly “Project Rush“) is designed to allow you to quickly edit videos for social media without all the hassle and fuss of a full-blown editing application. It’s been available on iOS, Windows and Mac for a while now, but today, Adobe has today announced that Premiere Rush has come to Android devices.
Although, it hasn’t come to all Android devices. It’s only available for devices running Android 9.0 (Pie) or later and only on one of a dozen different phones.