What Instagram's pivot to video means for artists on the platform

Aug 4, 2022
Some creators who depend on the app for their livelihoods may have to adapt their marketing methods.
It can be challenging for creators who rely on the app economically to transform how they market their work.
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The business of Shein, the fast-fashion brand that's dominating Gen Z's closets

May 6, 2022
The apparel maker was recently valued at $100 billion, more than competitors Zara and H&M combined.
Katy Perry speaks during a Shein virtual festival to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO on May 9, 2020.
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How an Instagram joke turned into a matchmaking business

Apr 22, 2022
Olivia Atwood's venture was inspired by a Netflix reality show. Now it serves about 2,000 people and has led to several yearslong relationships.
Olivia Atwood at a startup conference in Arizona last year, where her business won the Rookie of the Year award.
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Facebook suspends efforts on an Instagram for kids

Sep 27, 2021
Experts say any plan for "Instagram Kids" will be really, really hard to get right.
Facebook halted the development of a version of the Instagram app aimed at children 13 and under — but only temporarily.
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Why small businesses likely won't suspend their Facebook ads

Jul 2, 2020
Many of the companies participating in the boycott of Facebook are huge brands with enormous budgets.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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More advertisers are joining the Facebook boycott

Jun 26, 2020
A number of civil rights groups are calling on companies to press pause on Facebook and Instagram advertising.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a conference in 2018.
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The influencer model has taken a hit during COVID-19. Can Instagram help?

May 28, 2020
Instagram is introducing new features, like ads on its IGTV, so influencers can keep making money.
Can the social media app keep its influencers in the face of competition from TikTok?
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Journalists say Instagram is shutting down conversation about Soleimani

Jan 13, 2020
Facebook says it is legally required to take down posts in support of sanctioned groups and people. Is it going further than that?
People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on Jan. 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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The "other AI" that matters

Dec 10, 2019
Would we have more fun shopping if businesses paid more attention to aesthetics?
A view of the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park.
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Disliking Instagram's "like" button

Jun 21, 2019
Critics say kids' drive for validation and popularity on services like Instagram can lead to anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
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