Abandoned buildings get starring role in social media

May 8, 2013
Some people like to go into old, vacant buildings to post photos and video of their exploits on social media sites like Instagram and Flickr. Sometimes, that can be an advantage for real estate agents.

Instagram retreats from policy changes

Dec 21, 2012
The photo sharing app Instagram is retreating from its new privacy policy after users cried foul. How common are such reversals in the tech world?

Backlash against Instagram over photo policy

Dec 19, 2012
The mobile phone app Instagram rose to fame on its filters. There's the 1970s filter, Nashville and Sierra, which give photos an artistic sheen. Now it might be time to add another one: Rage.

Instagram's privacy backlash, and the dirty secret of data caps

Dec 19, 2012
A negative response to Instagram’s privacy setting changes, and a paper that calls the reasoning behind service provider data caps into question.

New Instagram privacy policy frustrates users

Dec 18, 2012
Photo-sharing site says it has the right to sell user photos to advertisers.

Using scary online photos to motivate saving for retirement

Dec 6, 2012
Investment company Merrill Edge wants you to start saving retirement, so badly that they've built an online tool that will help you do it, and terrify you in the process.

Instagram beats Twitter in user engagement

Sep 27, 2012
Twitter had more active users in August, and the world is getting more freelancers working online all the time.

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Movement seeks better living through math

May 29, 2012
Devotees of “The Quantified Self” seek knowledge by measuring, measuring, measuring.

Instagram could struggle to turn a profit

Apr 10, 2012
Facebook is buying the mobile app company Instagram for $1 billion. But when many similar image-based companies have failed to make a profit, will Instagram be any different?

Is Facebook's big Instagram purchase worth it?

Apr 10, 2012
Facebook is making its biggest purchase yet as it prepares to go public. The company is buying the photo-sharing app Instagram for a billion dollars.