Forge Today: The rise of made-for-Instagram exhibits: How social media is shaping art and the way you experience it. “The desire for content has contributed to the recent success of ‘experiences’ within the industry, where exhibitions are judged for their ‘Instagramability’ and how well they photograph. The general rule appears to be the more aesthetic or interesting the exhibition, the more traction it receives, with the worldwide success of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms (there are currently 838k photos with the tag #yayoikusama on Instagram) or the Guggenheim’s America (a golden toilet recently stolen from Blenheim Palace after 100,000 people waited to use it) often used as prime examples.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Use YouTube and Instagram to Establish Authority. “Want to be known as the expert in your field? Wondering how video on Instagram and YouTube can help? To explore how to build rapport with any audience using YouTube and Instagram Stories, I interview Amanda Horvath on the Social Media Marketing Podcast.” I liked the tips on how to present a polished YouTube presence.
Mashable: Instagram’s new security feature makes it easier to block apps from your account. “Instagram is once again beefing up its security. The app will add a new feature that makes it easier for people to control which third-party apps have access to their account and what information is shared with them, the company announced. The feature will launch ‘gradually over the next six months.'”
Popular Science: Make your own Instagram filter. “For years, Instagram filters were only made by the platform itself or by a handful of studios and creators with access to Spark AR Studio, a tool Facebook designed specifically to create filters for their platforms. But that changed in early August, when Spark AR’s closed beta version ended and the software became available to anyone dreaming of making their own filters. So, as the Instagram addict I am, I volunteered as tribute and set about learning how to make my own filters—and then write about it so you can do it, too.”
ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider. “Georgii is one of a growing number of babies and young children who have their own social media accounts. These accounts are usually set up and run by their parents, and while some are concerned about sharing kids’ photos online without their consent, the fact is many of us share our lives online. So why wouldn’t we include the biggest part — our children?”
Hypebeast: Instagram Launches “On This Day” Function to Bring Back Your Favorite Memories. “If you’re a fan of Throwback Thursdays, you’ll love what Instagram has just implemented. Much like its Facebook counterpart, the mobile social platform will now suggest old memories from your feed through a new function called ‘On This Day,’ which comes as part of the new Create mode Instagram is pushing out.”
The Daily Beast: Real Housewives of Soccer Go to War Over Instagram Mole Hunt. “It was a lengthy investigation, one that was carefully planned and meticulously executed over the course of several months. And when the big reveal came, it was delivered in stunning style, with a sensational and dramatic denouement.” Filter it though I may, I usually spend time slogging through gossipy news stories and do not include them here. But I thought this was interesting, so let me be gossipy for one moment.