The latest product to sweep Instagram is one you’ve seen before

Molly Wood and Bennett Purser Nov 20, 2018
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The latest product to sweep Instagram is one you’ve seen before

Molly Wood and Bennett Purser Nov 20, 2018
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Instagram is filled with product promotions. The site’s most popular influencers pose with everything from cosmetics to snacks, anything with the potential to bring in a lot of money. But the latest product pushed by influencers is not so obvious. Although seen by millions of users and providing a generous income for many of the app’s top users, most probably don’t realize it’s a product: custom photo filters, made with the computer program Adobe Lightroom. Taylor Lorenz, who covers technology for The Atlantic, spoke to Molly Wood about it.

“[Adobe] didn’t even realize how captivated the Instagram influencer world had become with the product,” Lorenz said.

Click the audio player above to hear the full interview. 

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