Vulture: I Can’t Wait to Bully My Friends With Instagram’s New Group Video Chat Feature

Sometimes I really wonder about these headlines. Vulture: I Can’t Wait to Bully My Friends With Instagram’s New Group Video Chat Feature. “In an attempt to entertain people who are bored or anxious or sad at home, Instagram announced several new features this week. (To those of you who are bored or anxious or sad at home because you are in a position to be able to stay home … thank you for doing so.)”

BetaNews: Now it’s easier to see just what data Facebook and Instagram are collecting about you

BetaNews: Now it’s easier to see just what data Facebook and Instagram are collecting about you. “It’s no secret that Facebook gathers staggering amounts of information about its users across its various products. This is something that many people just accept, but there is a slight discomfort in not knowing quite what is being collected. To add a little balm to this aching fear, Facebook has announced updates to its Download Your Information tool on Facebook and Download Your Data tool on Instagram.”

Vice: Instagram Parents Are Documenting ‘Baby’s First Pandemic’

Vice: Instagram Parents Are Documenting ‘Baby’s First Pandemic’. “As we all try to find levity by any means possible, some parents have turned to a new Instagram milestone: “baby’s first pandemic,” the hashtag for which has close to 1,300 associated Instagram posts as of this writing. (There’s also #myfirstpandemic.)”

Bustle: How To Find Instagram Live Videos For Workouts, Concerts, & More

Bustle: How To Find Instagram Live Videos For Workouts, Concerts, & More. “As the country settles into new lockdown restrictions and focuses on social distancing, social media remains a saving grace for connectivity, entertainment, and engagement. Knowing how to find live Instagram videos that you actually want to watch will be a great utility during these trying times. Watching a video in real time is essentially as close to human connection as is advised right now, so why not take advantage of the feature and tune into the kind of content you want to see?”

CNN: Instagram’s CEO is managing one of the world’s biggest social networks from his garage

CNN: Instagram’s CEO is managing one of the world’s biggest social networks from his garage. “For years, Instagram has been synonymous with travel and experiences. Its users fill their feeds with carefully filtered and cropped photos of exotic locations and colorful venues. But now, from his plywood-lined garage, [Adam] Mosseri, Instagram’s CEO, is telling his users to do what he’s doing: stay at home.”

CNET: Governments could track COVID-19 lockdowns through social media posts

CNET: Governments could track COVID-19 lockdowns through social media posts. “Ghost Data, a research group in Italy and the US, collected more than half a million Instagram posts in March, targeting regions in the country where residents were supposed to be on lockdown. It provided those images and videos to LogoGrab, an image recognition company that can automatically identify people and places. The company found at least 33,120 people violated Italy’s quarantine orders.”

High Snobriety: Meet the Curators Behind Instagram’s Favorite Moodboard Accounts

High Snobriety: Meet the Curators Behind Instagram’s Favorite Moodboard Accounts. “From famous ateliers to voracious consumers, Instagram pages have become an outlet for stream-of-consciousness expression, and attracted hundreds of thousands of followers in the process. You know these accounts when you see what’s on them: a leaked sneaker design; an archival, behind the scenes photo of an early Margiela collection; a Yahoo! Japan auction listing; an old EastBay catalog. Accounts like Lil Jupiter have made a name for their ability to tap into the taste level of this crowd, and parlayed it into partnerships, sneaker collaborations, or consulting gigs.”