“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature
“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature

In a big update clearly designed to try to stay relevant in a struggle with Facebook & Instagram, “limitless” Snapchat changes its nature. Everyone’s favorite ephemeral social platform – the stock and trade of which has been its fleeting messages – has decided users can keep messages alive for as long as they please – […]

Instagram reaches 700 million users
Instagram reaches 700 million users

As everyone’s favorite image-sharing platform, Instagram reaches 700 million users proving itself to be – maybe – the most useful social network. Little wonder new Grammers are flocking to the app and platform every day. This 700 million user level was reached only four months after hitting the 600 million user club and less than […]

Instagram carousel takes images on a ride
Instagram carousel takes images on a ride

As a brand new feature in everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app Instagram carousel takes images on a ride. Could be it will also get Grammers used to swiping left to see Instagram advertising carousels, too. Call us cynical but, remember, we’ve been promised more Instagram advertising. Don’t get us wrong, like everyone else we love Instagram […]

Instagram Live & disappearing – Turkeys for all
Instagram Live & disappearing – Turkeys for all

Instagram Live & disappearing – Turkeys for all just in time for Thanksgiving! So, Instagram has decided it needs to be even more ephemeral, as if it hadn’t copied Snapchat enough already. And it really needs to offer live video, just like Momma Facebook (and Twitter’s Persicope) but, gee, it can’t compete with Facebook Live […]

Is Instagram finally getting a little deeper?
Is Instagram finally getting a little deeper?

Is Instagram finally getting a little deeper? We can hope. There are encouraging signs. Actual live links in Instagram Stories? Well, some. The wildly popular and generally very useful Facebook-owned image sharing platform announced Nov. 10 it will begin experimenting “in some” Instagram Stories with live links. Instagram Stories are the quick and ephemeral new […]

Copyright can be a thorny online issue
Copyright can be a thorny online issue

Copyright can be a thorny online issue. Literally millions (probably, really, billions) of videos, photos, memes – all kinds of images and, yes, words – exist online and they are just there, ripe for the picking and resharing and using in countless ways. But every image, every video, every word, every meme was created by […]

Switch accounts in Instagram!!
Switch accounts in Instagram!!

What…a concept! Switch accounts in Instagram!! That’s right, Instagrammers, you can now actually use more than one account within the Instagram app simply by switching back and forth between accounts. Gee, thanks, Instagram. Um, gratitude aside, what the hell took you so long? (Snapchat take note.) In one very big and long-overdue improvement, the wildly […]

Images on Instagram, Snapchat & WhatsApp
Images on Instagram, Snapchat & WhatsApp

Images on Instagram, Snapchat & WhatsApp – which is your favorite? Where do you find the most engagement? Which one suits best your online effort? We’d like to know! They are each different, of course, and far from being the only social platforms productive for images – photos or videos – but somehow the three […]

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat
Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat. At least, that was the sum total of a blog post published Nov. 1 in response to the Internet freak out over an October 28 revision to its Terms of Service statement and privacy policy. Well, okay, maybe the entire Internet didn’t freak out but the Snapchat portion […]

Instagram continues to blow up – 400 million
Instagram continues to blow up – 400 million

Instagram continues to blow up, which you already know if you spend any time at all on the extremely active image-sharing social network. The Facebook-owned app & network bragged in its blog (on Tumblr, curiously without photos) it reached the 400-million-user mark – 80 million images a day – and that it’s a bigger hit […]