We can all agree that 2020 has been anything but ordinary. In the midst of the pandemic, racial tensions, and upcoming US elections, Instagram has made some changes to the platform. Among other things, the process of getting a verification badge has been changed, and it might become easier for some of us.
As we probably all know, Instagram has been a part of Facebook for a while now. It’s getting more and more integrated into the parent app, and the latest part of the merger has been spotted in Stories. The company is now testing a feature that lets some users see stories from Instagram on Facebook.
Facebook recently filed lawsuits against developers who were abusing their platform, including both Facebook and Instagram. One of them was selling fake likes, comments, views, and followers. But the other is way more dangerous, as it collected users’ personal information from Facebook.
It’s no secret that Instagram likes to… “borrow” features from other popular apps. After creating Stories and disappearing messages like those on Snapchat, Instagram now takes on TikTok. The new feature called “Reels” is coming to Instagram, and it’s referred to as a “TikTok clone.” After recently being rolled out in India, Reels is about to be introduced for US users as well.
We’ve seen all kinds of stupid stunts people pull off just to take a photo. Nothing can shock us anymore, right? How about a father who is dangling his young son over a cliff for a photo? Yes, that happened. A man in China was caught on video as he was dangling a young boy over a cliff while another man was taking photos.
It’s fairly often that we hear of tragic encounters between wild animals and humans “who just wanted to take a photo.” Still, it doesn’t seem to be enough of a warning for people who want to pose with wild animals for social media.
TikTok user Alessandro Băcăoanu recently published a video of a woman who tried to pose next to a bear while a man photographed her from a car’s roof. The bear lunged at her, and she was lucky to escape fast enough.