FStoppers: New Instagram Account That’s Shaming The Folks Who Treat Public Lands Like Crap. “How many of you have ever been to a national park or hiking trail only to find people disregarding the rules and trails all in pursuit of an ever better selfie or photo for Instagram? Then check out this Instagram account that’s getting traction right now for calling out those very people and their bad behavior.”
How-To Geek: How to See All of the Data Instagram Has on You. “Instagram is the place to share your photos, and just like most social networks, it keeps tabs on some weird and wonderful things. Have you ever wondered what kinds of things it tracks? Here’s how to see it all.” I see a lot of “How to see what data Facebook has” but not many for Instagram.
Quartz: Instagram will demote “inappropriate content”—and self-expression along the way. “Instagram and its parent company Facebook are constantly waging a complex battle with bad content on their platforms. But the latest chapter of that fight involves them stepping onto the slippery slope to censorship, worrying artists, people with disabilities, consensual sex workers, and those who are in various ways body- and sex-positive.”
Engadget: An Instagram bug briefly showed Stories to strangers. “According to the company, the bug “caused a small number of people’s Instagram Stories trays to show accounts they don’t follow.” The full Stories did not load if the accounts were private. Instagram says it corrected the issue in a matter of hours and believes only a small percentage of accounts were impacted. But as TechCrunch points out, 500 million people use Instagram Stories daily, so even a small hiccup like this, could have a far-reaching impact.”
Tubefilter: Instagram Launches Moody Camera Effects For Coachella, Billie Eilish. “Instagram has released new filters to fete two of the biggest happenings in music right now: Coachella, which kicks off today in the California desert, as well as the debut album of breakout artist Billie Eilish, which is titled When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (which bowed on March 29).”
CNET: Libraries lean on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reel you in. “The success libraries are having on social media helps them combat their biggest challenge: the perception they’re just old buildings bulging with dusty books. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram let libraries tell the world that they have more to offer.”
CNET: Over half of vacationers pick locales based on ‘Insta-worthiness,’ study finds. “More than half of US travelers chose their vacation destination based on how good the photos would look on Instagram, according to eDreams. US travelers come in third, however, after 58% of Italian travelers and 55% of Spanish travelers.”