BuzzFeed News: This New Instagram Account Is Dedicated To Capturing The Hilarious Fourth Wall Of People Taking Photos For Instagram

BuzzFeed News: This New Instagram Account Is Dedicated To Capturing The Hilarious Fourth Wall Of People Taking Photos For Instagram. “The account features submissions from people who spot friends or professional photographers going out of their way to capture ‘impromptu’ photo shoots for the ‘gram. The result is a feed full of fun and dystopian moments of ~influencing~ in its raw form.”

Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram (CNBC)

CNBC: Armed guards, secret location: Inside an illegal marijuana bazaar publicized on Instagram. “Shopping for illicit vape cartridges on Instagram is astonishingly simple. Open the app, plug in a hashtag such as #vapecartsforsale and — voilà — multiple posts appear with pictures of THC cartridges. In the comments or caption section, sellers advertise their products and post phone numbers for would-be buyers.”

NiemanLab: Instagram is busy fact-checking memes and rainbow hills while leaving political lies alone

NiemanLab: Instagram is busy fact-checking memes and rainbow hills while leaving political lies alone. “It’s a tough line for Instagram to walk as it tries to filter out misinformation and bad-faith faked images while leaving art — you know, art-art, the good kind — alone. Instagram users also called out the platform this month for fact-checking a Warren Buffett meme while leaving alone politicians’ lies and political ads.”

The Guardian: Was anyone ever so young? What 10 years of my Instagram data revealed

The Guardian: Was anyone ever so young? What 10 years of my Instagram data revealed. “In the 10 days leading up to Christmas, I searched on Instagram for three of my exes, an acquaintance I met on a trip to Cuba four years ago, an account dedicated to astrology memes, a past roommate, my own dog’s account (@lucythetherapypup), my best friend’s sweater-wearing poodle, a famous Pomeranian who lives in New York, a bird named Parfait I recently met at a San Francisco market, 10 contestants of the reality TV show Love Island, and the hashtag #wienerdog. I know all of this because Instagram told me.”

New York Times: This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes

New York Times: This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes. “Likes are the social media currency undergirding an entire influencer economy, inspiring a million Kardashian wannabes and giving many of us regular people daily endorphin hits. But lately, Mr. [Adam] Mosseri has been concerned about the unanticipated consequences of Instagram as approval arbiter.”