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  1. Jun 2022
  2. Jan 2022
    1. Still, link-in-bio companies have built-in risks that can make the idea of them sticking around for the long term feel like a fantasy. They rely almost entirely on Instagram and TikTok for their traffic. If the two platforms wanted to, they could replicate many of the new tools that link-in-bio companies have rolled out. “Instagram’s specialty is figuring out other third-party services that are building things on top of their platform and then duplicating those services themselves,” Haberman said. For example, after Instagram users began posting affiliate links to Amazon and other e-commerce sites in order to earn a commission from the products they hype, the platform introduced its own affiliate tool that keeps users from leaving Instagram.

      Regardless of what third party businesses do, they'll always be at the mercy of the major platforms. And as a result, the users that rely on them will always be stuck in an arms race.

    2. In a study done for The Atlantic, the web-analytics firm Parse.ly estimated that Linktree links account for nearly half of all the link-in-bio traffic on Instagram.

      Nearly half of all the link in bio traffic on Instagram comes from Linktree links.

  3. Dec 2021
  4. Nov 2021
    1. The beauty and Skincare industry is closely connected to the social media platforms due to the presence of the young, diverse and potential target market. Social media plays a significant role in amplifying the popularity of beauty brands and skincare influencers among young millennials. They can purchase as well as promote at their levels which can prove to be more beneficial than the brand promoting itself on these platforms. The rise of beauty blogging and vlogging on Instagram has boosted the overall growth of the industry both in terms of digital presence as well as real sales & revenue. Beauty and skincare brands on Instagram add more personality to the brand itself by approaching the audience in a much authentic and trusted manner. The content is genuine with real reviews from customers, additional information, behind the scenes from the production and manufacturing systems.

      5 Best Beauty & Skincare Brands on Instagram to Follow Right Now

    1. Journalist John Dickerson [https://twitter.com/jdickerson/status/1458036871531937798 indicates] that he uses [[Instagram]] as a commonplace: https://www.instagram.com/jfdlibrary/ where he keeps a collection of photo "cards" with quotes from famous people rather than photos. He also keeps collections there of photos of notes from scraps of paper as well as photos of [[annotation]]s he makes in books.

  5. Oct 2021
    1. While Instagram forbids any kind of crawling, scraping, or caching content from Instagram it is not regulated by law. Meaning, if you scrape data from Instagram you may get your account banned, but there are no legal repercussions.

      Conséquences de scrapper Instagram

  6. Sep 2021
  7. Aug 2021
    1. Prof Tolullah Oni. (2021, February 19). Last night @SliderCuts & I discussed qq his 95k+ followers have about #COVID19 vaccines. Went on > 1.5 hrs in the end!! Pple have reasonable concerns that need to be heard and understood & happy to (hopefully) help address. Watch here https://instagram.com/tv/CLcu-UFB8Xy/?igshid=irvs1mlis0o9 @IndependentSage https://t.co/ssxAX2fcfE [Tweet]. @DrTolullah. https://twitter.com/DrTolullah/status/1362702943179464706

    1. I like the differentiation that Jared has made here on his homepage with categories for "fast" and "slow".

      It's reminiscent of the system 1 (fast) and system2 (slow) ideas behind Kahneman and Tversky's work in behavioral economics. (See Thinking, Fast and Slow)

      It's also interesting in light of this tweet which came up recently:

      I very much miss the back and forth with blog posts responding to blog posts, a slow moving argument where we had time to think.

      — Rachel Andrew (@rachelandrew) August 22, 2017
      <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

      Because the Tweet was shared out of context several years later, someone (accidentally?) replied to it as if it were contemporaneous. When called out for not watching the date of the post, their reply was "you do slow web your way…" #

      This gets one thinking. Perhaps it would help more people's contextual thinking if more sites specifically labeled their posts as fast and slow (or gave a 1-10 rating?). Sometimes the length of a response is an indicator of the thought put into it, thought not always as there's also the oft-quoted aphorism: "If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Letter".

      The ease of use of the UI on Twitter seems to broadly make it a platform for "fast" posting which can often cause ruffled feathers, sour feelings, anger, and poor communication.

      What if there were posting UIs (or micropub clients) that would hold onto your responses for a few hours, days, or even a week and then remind you about them after that time had past to see if they were still worth posting? This is a feature based on Abraham Lincoln's idea of a "hot letter" or angry letter, which he advised people to write often, but never send.

      Where is the social media service for hot posts that save all your vituperation, but don't show them to anyone? Or which maybe posts them anonymously?

      The opposite of some of this are the partially baked or even fully thought out posts that one hears about anecdotally, but which the authors say they felt weren't finish and thus didn't publish them. Wouldn't it be better to hit publish on these than those nasty quick replies? How can we create UI for this?

      I saw a sitcom a few years ago where a girl admonished her friend (an oblivious boy) for liking really old Instagram posts of a girl he was interested in. She said that deep-liking old photos was an obvious and overt sign of flirting.

      If this is the case then there's obviously a social standard of sorts for this, so why not hold your tongue in the meanwhile, and come up with something more thought out to send your digital love to someone instead of providing a (knee-)jerk reaction?

      Of course now I can't help but think of the annotations I've been making in my copy of Lucretius' On the Nature of Things. Do you suppose that Lucretius knows I'm in love?

  8. Jul 2021
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  10. Feb 2021
    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2021, February 19). RT @DrTolullah: Last night @SliderCuts & I discussed qq his 95k+ followers have about #COVID19 vaccines. Went on > 1.5 hrs in the end!! Ppl… [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1363423504935366657

  11. Jan 2021
    1. Pixelfed is one of the best privacy respecting and federated alternatives to Instagram. It's great that is also allows posting from a desktop browser.

  12. Dec 2020
    1. These data indicate that a seemingly inconsequential turn of the head profoundly impacts audience engagement:

      sol yanak daha fazla beğeni kazandırıyor

  13. Nov 2020
    1. People want to be able to choose which service they use to communicate with people. However, today if you want to message people on Facebook you have to use Messenger, on Instagram you have to use Direct, and on WhatsApp you have to use WhatsApp. We want to give people a choice so they can reach their friends across these networks from whichever app they prefer.We plan to start by making it possible for you to send messages to your contacts using any of our services, and then to extend that interoperability to SMS too. Of course, this would be opt-in and you will be able to keep your accounts separate if you'd like.

      Facebook plans to make messaging interoperable across Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp. It will be opt-in.

  14. Oct 2020
    1. Instagram, despite not having any official reshare option, allows near unlimited hashtag spamming, and that allows for more deterministic, self-generated distribution. Twitter also isn't as great for spreading visual memes because of its stubborn attachment to cropping photos to maintain a certain level of tweet density per phone screen.

      Some interesting UI clues here that either help or hamper social networks

    2. I think the Stories format is a genuine innovation on the social modesty problem of social networks. That is, all but the most egregious showoffs feel squeamish about publishing too much to their followers. Stories, by putting the onus on the viewer to pull that content, allows everyone to publish away guilt-free, without regard for the craft that regular posts demand in the ever escalating game that is life publishing. In a world where algorithmic feeds break up your sequence of posts, Stories also allow gifted creators to create sequential narratives.
    1. The explosion of people, marked a shift from having a community to having an audience. This ultimately changed the mental model of what gets posted. People act differently in their living room than they do on stage. They may feel more vulnerable and guarded. You’re sharing with a community, but working for an audience.
    2. I would love to see a future where enjoying photos becomes more like enjoying music. Spotify gives you an easy way to consider options by assessing your mood and putting together an appropriate playlist that feels personal. We could do the same for images. Can you imagine opening Spotify and having it blast a random song immediately? Our current Instagram home screen is the visual equivalent of a playlist mashup of country, classical, techno, hip hop, and polka. 

      I like the idea of this. Can someone build it please?

    3. What if you could use AI to control the content in your feed? Dialing up or down whatever is most useful to you. If I’m on a budget, maybe I don’t want to see photos of friends on extravagant vacations. Or, if I’m trying to pay more attention to my health, encourage me with lots of salads and exercise photos. If I recently broke up with somebody, happy couple photos probably aren’t going to help in the healing process. Why can’t I have control over it all, without having to unfollow anyone. Or, opening endless accounts to separate feeds by topic. And if I want to risk seeing everything, or spend a week replacing my usual feed with images from a different culture, country, or belief system, couldn’t I do that, too? 

      Some great blue sky ideas here.

    1. Removing likes could impact two types of biased decisions. One, deciding whether or not to “like” a photo. If you don’t know how many other people have liked that photo, your deci-sion to like it will probably be less biased. In Chapter 3, we’ll talk about the bandwagon effect, but knowing what opinion others have expressed can have a huge impact on the opinion you express. Removing likes is Instagram’s way of anonymiz-ing voting.

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    1. Many will tease the possibility of going private, posting announcements in their page bios like, “Going private in the next 24 hours,” to entice people to follow while they can.

      This is painfully sad as it's not like the page doesn't want more followers and isn't going to approve each and every one of them...

  15. Aug 2020
    1. How To Make An App Like Instagram in 2020?You are here:HomeApps & SoftwareHow To Make An App Like…

      If you have one shot at developing your best social media app like Instagram, you better be sure that you are in the right direction.

  16. Jun 2020
  17. Nov 2019
    1. With over 100 million photos uploaded every day on the platform and 50% of the businesses creating and sharing stories at least one story every month, being a successful brand or influencer is something far from easy. So let us start with our list of best Instagram apps which can become useful for you in your journey towards more engagements.

      11 Best Instagram Apps to boost your post Engagements

  18. Oct 2019
    1. Being a brand it is essential to design reliable Instagram growth strategy that would help grow followers, attract right customers and support the system of sales.

      Being a brand it is essential to design reliable Instagram growth strategy that would help grow followers, attract right customers and support the system of sales.

    1. Its 2019 and Instagram stories have evolved in many dimensions. Brands and businesses leverage this feature to expand their reach, improve visibility and tap into unexplored market spaces. One third of the most viewed stories come from businesses, brands and companies. While 50% of businesses on Instagram worldwide create minimum one story in a typical month. Statistics and facts about the rising popularity of the Instagram app stories speak in volumes about the advantages of story ads.

      Its 2019 and Instagram stories have evolved in many dimensions. Brands and businesses leverage this feature to expand their reach, improve visibility and tap into unexplored market spaces.

      One third of the most viewed stories come from businesses, brands and companies. While 50% of businesses on Instagram worldwide create minimum one story in a typical month.

      Statistics and facts about the rising popularity of the Instagram app stories speak in volumes about the advantages of story ads.

    1. Instagram Giveaways are one of the coolest ways to engage with existing followers and attract newer ones to the page by involving them in certain contest or event. Coming across shout-outs on stories, shared posts and reposts are a common affair when on Instagram. Usually participating followers are given something as a reward or a freebie in exchange of likes, comments, follows or any pre-determined activity.  Such online events help increase followers, engagement rates and also generate proper leads that seldom become customer bases later.

      What are Instagram Giveaways

  19. Aug 2019
    1. Is it getting tough to resist the urge to share or repost these memories? If you were searching on how to repost on Instagram, then this blog is just for you. Social media has got all pictures, videos, memes, and creatives flowing freely all over its channels. That is why the share button holds immense power when it comes to the making of a cyber-star. 

      If you were searching on how to repost on Instagram, then this blog is just for you.

    1. Instagram launched in 2010, has come a long way from its insignificant beginnings. Initially, the visual social media platform was treated as a place to share picturesque brunch groupfies & filtered selfies. As the audience preferences changed, the platform recognized the high potential for brands and made space for them. The best brands on Instagram utilized this chance to get optimum benefits while setting examples for the Instagram rookies. 

      The best brands on Instagram utilized this chance to get optimum benefits while setting examples for the Instagram rookies.

  20. Jul 2019
    1. STEALING large bunches of lavender from a farmer’s field is not “cute”, it’s not a “memento”, it’s not “helping to put the place on the map” – it’s THEFT, following a spell of TRESPASS onto that owner’s land.

      An interesting look at "influencer morality".

    1. “We are a nation with a tradition of reining in monopolies, no matter how well-intentioned the leaders of these companies may be.”Mr. Hughes went on to describe the power held by Facebook and its leader Mr. Zuckerberg, his former college roommate, as “unprecedented.” He added, “It is time to break up Facebook.”
    1. Creator’s organic content posts are now available for brands for advertising on Instagram. Instagram branded content ads are suitable for companies looking to make good ROI’s, reach broader customer base online and influence the right markets. 

      Instagram branded content ads are suitable for companies looking to make good ROI’s, reach broader customer base online and influence the right markets.

  21. May 2019
    1. If you’re promoting your business online, missing out on Instagram may hit your business hard. Here’s why. 2018 was the year of Instagram as the platform touched the 1 billion monthly active user mark bringing in ad sales worth $8 billion and has emerged as one of the most influential marketing channels of today’s times. Compared to other social channels, Instagram’s presence is more prominent. It has more than 500 million daily active users as against 326 million on Twitter and 150 million on Snapchat. When it comes to the business perspective, you should remember that 72% of users have made a purchase after seeing a product on Instagram and 60% of users use Instagram to find out about new products.

      If you’re promoting your business online, missing out on Instagram may hit your business hard. Here’s why. 2018 was the year of Instagram as the platform touched the 1 billion monthly active user mark bringing in ad sales worth $8 billion and has emerged as one of the most influential marketing channels of today’s times.

  22. Apr 2019
  23. Mar 2019
    1. #rollatorliebe ist

      Warum das Hashtag "rollatorliebe" bzw. der entsprechende Stil der Fotografie wie er hier gezeigt wird zumindest aus der Position der fotografischen Ethik durchaus problematisch gesehen werden kann (Stichwort: "Recht am eigenen Bild") habe ich in einem an anderer Stelle in einem Blogbeitrag elaboriert: Das Problem #rollatorliebe. Über Fotografieethik, Straßenfotografie und Instagram.

    1. When Instagram found out that users missed out on 70% of the posts on their feed, they announced a new algorithm. An algorithm that promised to let you see the posts that you care about the most. But the workings of the algorithm remained a burning question until recently when the Facebook-owned company revealed how does the Instagram algorithm work. When the Instagram feed was tweaked from chronological to algorithmic, people anticipated a drop in engagement levels. However, people have now started seeing 90% of their feed since the algorithm was instituted. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Instagram feed algorithm.

      When Instagram found out that users missed out on 70% of the posts on their feed, they announced a new algorithm. An algorithm that promised to let you see the posts that you care about the most.

  24. Sep 2018
    1. Snapchat says it reaches 28.5 to 30 million 18-24 year old users in the U.S. According to a recent survey of Instagram users, approximately 32 percent of its 1 billion-strong user base is 18-24.

      Snapchat reaches around 30 million 18-24 year old users; important ages that are more recently able to vote and take political action. Instagram and snapchat are most popular amongst younger users.

  25. Jun 2018
  26. Mar 2018
    1. A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram

      social media use

  27. Jan 2018
  28. Jan 2016
    1. The Internet transmits data of all kinds: text, images, sounds, moving pictures, etc. The World Wide Web is a newly powerful word (or medium of symbolic representation, or language) that allows us to imagine and create newly powerful n-dimensional representations of the n-dimensional possibilities of “coining words” (making and realizing representations) together.

      From Twitter, to Instagram, to Soundcloud, to Vimeo this is extremely evident. Look at the connection between what is said in the article and the links provided. Twitter is full of rich text, images, sounds and motion pictures. It is a sort of melting pot of it all. Instagram as well. The singular options include Soundcloud for sound (of course) and Vimeo for "...moving pictures."