Category: Instagram

The art of social media

The art of social media
New mediums breed new forms of art, and social media is no exception. Whether social sites are used as the material with which to manufacture an image, or as a method of distributing existing digital works, they’ve currently got the attention of illustrators, writers, and photographers around the world. Social media has become an invaluable... Read more »

Would you shop on Instagram?

Would you shop on Instagram?
How often do you see something on Instagram that you wish you could buy online? Do you browse a retailer’s Instagram feed and yearn to snap up the items you “Like” on the spot? According to companies that use the site to showcase their products, it happens all the time. “When we would post these... Read more »

Science on social media

Science on social media
It isn’t hard to have a soft spot for science. It encompasses everything that’s interesting: nature, the universe, our bodies, our history. Biologists, archeologists, and cosmonauts have come to attain a well-deseved celebrity status in our culture for their amazing feats of discovery. In just a few decades science has gone from being perceived as... Read more »
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Are you an Instagrammer? 5 reasons to get on the visual web

Are you an Instagrammer? 5 reasons to get on the visual web
Do you use Instagram? Since launching in 2010, this photo-sharing site has grown to become a social media behemoth. And since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012 we’ve seen more growth still, not to mention improvements and enhancements that have helped to make it a true staple online. It’s widely believed that 2014 will be... Read more »

Social media as art: Creativity goes digital

Social media as art: Creativity goes digital
This week, Tumblr launched Readymade, a theme – or Tumblr blog template – created expressly with the art world in mind. The fruit of a partnership between Tumblr, PR firm Fitz & Co, and theme developer Pixel Union, Readymade aims to give artists, art galleries, and museums a well-suited platform through which to share and promote their... Read more »

From "Books of Orange Is the New Black" to Amy Tan's meme: Digital media finds for readers

From "Books of Orange Is the New Black" to Amy Tan's meme: Digital media finds for readers
The characters in the Netflix series, “Orange Is the New Black” are many things. Criminals. Inmates. Yoga instructors. Readers. Leave it to book lovers to notice that everything from best sellers to cult novels and classic works of literature have been making an appearance in nearly every episode. If you want to know what Piper... Read more »
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Have your Facebook - and your privacy, too

Have your Facebook - and your privacy, too
The Web has been abuzz for weeks with talk of online privacy. As you may have heard Facebook’s in the process of updating its privacy policy terms, the user-facing handbook that lets us know what the social network can and can’t do with member content. This news – and in particular the delay caused by... Read more »