ABC News: Lost Sole Database an Instagram tribute to abandoned, unpaired shoes found around the world

ABC News (Australia): Lost Sole Database an Instagram tribute to abandoned, unpaired shoes found around the world. “Of all the sights she has seen on her travels around the world, it’s stumbling upon abandoned, unpaired shoes that fascinates Jemma Smith….The 31-year-old first became intrigued by the random soles about 10 years ago while doing an internship in Spain. Eventually her fascination morphed into the Lost Sole Database on Instagram — a place where friends and travellers also share their finds.”

Vice: New Video Shows Beverly Hills Cops Playing Beatles to Trigger Instagram Copyright Filter

Vice: New Video Shows Beverly Hills Cops Playing Beatles to Trigger Instagram Copyright Filter. “As VICE News reported Tuesday, police in Beverly Hills have repeatedly played copyrighted music while being filmed, seemingly in an attempt to trigger Instagram’s algorithmic copyright filters, which could result in videos of police interactions with the public being taken down. Repeated infractions can result in the suspension of live streamers’ accounts.”

Color of Change presents The Pedestal Project: an AR experience envisioning racial justice leaders atop plinths left empty (Art Critique)

Art Critique: Color of Change presents The Pedestal Project: an AR experience envisioning racial justice leaders atop plinths left empty. “In cities across the US, empty pedestals are what remain after statues memorialising the Confederate side of the American Civil War were toppled or removed in recent months. Thus, the question has come of what to do with those empty plinths, but Color of Change has created The Pedestal Project, a temporary AR fix to what they hope will become a long-term solution.”

Prestige: “Borders keep us divided; stories keep us united,” says Ahsun Zafar, the man behind Instagram’s @brownhistory

Prestige: “Borders keep us divided; stories keep us united,” says Ahsun Zafar, the man behind Instagram’s @brownhistory. “Two years and 1,381 posts later, Instagram handle Brown History has a loyal readership of over 400k, along with a podcast featuring interviews and talks with historians, authors, cultural experts, and artists. Started by Ahsun Zafar, an electrical engineer in Canada, Brown History is a digital archive exhibiting anecdotes focused on South Asians from all over the world.”

The Verge: Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter team up to crack down on hackers who steal rare usernames

The Verge: Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter team up to crack down on hackers who steal rare usernames. “Instagram has disabled hundreds of accounts that were stolen as part of online hacking operations designed to gain access to and sell rare and coveted usernames, the company tells The Verge. Both TikTok and Twitter also took action on some of the accounts belonging to the same hackers, reports journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs.”

Los Angeles Times: They decided to make it the ‘Hollyboob’ sign because of Instagram ‘censorship’

Los Angeles Times: They decided to make it the ‘Hollyboob’ sign because of Instagram ‘censorship’. “Two social media influencers who managed to make the Hollywood sign read ‘Hollyboob’ before being arrested on suspicion of trespassing Monday said they did so to challenge censorship on Instagram. One of them, they said, lost millions of followers — and part of her livelihood — when her accounts were shuttered for nudity. That their stunt also raised awareness for breast cancer and brought smiles to faces around the world, they said, were bonuses.”

Phys .org: Spike in use of online communication apps could be driven by isolation during COVID-19

Phys .org: Spike in use of online communication apps could be driven by isolation during COVID-19. “The use of online messaging and social media apps among Singapore residents has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found. Three in four respondents (75%) said that their use of WhatsApp during the pandemic increased. This was followed by Telegram (60.3%), Facebook (60.2%) and Instagram (59.7%).”

Neowin: Instagram combines business tools for creators and brands in a single hub

Neowin: Instagram combines business tools for creators and brands in a single hub. “Instagram announced today the launch of a new feature designed to help brands and creators grow their business and monitor how the’re faring on the platform. The new professional dashboard displays all these resources in a single place. The dashboard lets users keep track of their performance through insights and trends. Shop owners, for example, can see how their ads are performing.”

Travel + Leisure: This Instagram Account Shows You the Most Insane Home Listings on Zillow

Travel + Leisure: This Instagram Account Shows You the Most Insane Home Listings on Zillow. “If you’ve spent any time on the internet during the pandemic, odds are you’ve found yourself scrolling through Zillow listings a time or two. And, if you check Zillow listings daily, don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to The New York Times, Zillow usage is up more than 50 percent year-over-year. But, while looking through the listings, you’ve likely also found yourself saying ‘what the…’ about some of the truly zany homes with million-dollar price tags.”