Digital Trends: More than 20 Students Suspended After Liking a Threatening Photo on Instagram

Digital Trends: More than 20 Students Suspended After Liking a Threatening Photo on Instagram. “Be careful what you like on social media. North Carolina high school students recently posted an Instagram photo with a caption threatening a shooting at their school and both the students behind the post and the users who hit that heart button are facing punishment, NBC Charlotte reports. The post resulted in more than 20 students suspended from Bradford Preparatory School in Charlotte last week.”

TechCrunch: Stories are the new News Feed

TechCrunch: Stories are the new News Feed . “If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them everywhere. We can still praise Snapchat, or be pissed at Facebook for changing the apps we use every day, but we have to accept that this our reality now.”

The Next Web: Instagram’s new policy to blur ‘sensitive’ photos is bound to get messy

The Next Web: Instagram’s new policy to blur ‘sensitive’ photos is bound to get messy. “Instagram has long struggled with moderating its posts (most often around whether or not female nipples are allowed). Now the company is offering up a partial solution: it will soon begin blurring ‘sensitive’ posts, which you will need to manually reveal.” I actually think this is a pretty good idea; the content stays up and can be viewed, but doesn’t intrude if it really is offensive or problematic (Instagram does not have the best track record in identifying actual offensive content.)

Building an Instagram Audience : Lessons learned from an AMA (Jake Ludington)

Jake Ludington: Building an Instagram Audience : Lessons learned from an AMA. “I read and watch a ton of content related to publishing on various platforms. I file away notes summarizing what I’ve read so I can apply it later. I thought I’d try this out as an experiment and share my notes publicly so that they might benefit other people too. The following are my notes summarizing my takeaways from a Reddit AMA with professional Instagramer Alex Tooby.”

Social Media Examiner: How to Choose the Best Live Video Platform

Social Media Examiner: How to Choose the Best Live Video Platform. “Live video creates a unique, real-time experience that encourages your audience to comment and interact, turning individual customers into a community. In this article, you’ll discover the platform benefits and how to use live video on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.”

Instagram Adding the Option of Saving Your Live Video To Your Phone

Instagram will now let you save your live video to your phone. “Starting today, you’ll have the option to save your live video to your phone at the end of a broadcast. While live videos will continue to disappear from the app when you’re done, this update gives you the flexibility to hold onto your video and re-watch it later, especially if something exciting happens during your broadcast that you want to remember or share.”