Twitter launches Instagram-style filters for photos

Tweeting photos with artsy filters is about to become easier than ever, with Twitter announcing Monday that its Aviary-powered photo filter and effects technology is launching in its apps, bringing Twitter toe-to-toe with Instagram in the stylized mobile photo wars. The new Twitter feature has long been rumored, and comes a week after Instagram pulled [...]


The New Instagram Web Profiles Are Sweet

Just three months ago, Instagram rolled out a major update to the layout of user profiles on their mobile app. Now, finally, they’ve launched the last piece to the puzzle: web profiles. They started rolling them out earlier this week and by now, most of you should see your new web profile by going to [...]


Instagram has more active users than Twitter

A new report from comScore shows that during the month of August, Instagram had 7.3 million active daily users. That number trumps Twitter daily active users by nearly half a million people. That’s not all. Instagram also has more engaged users. The report goes on to say that IGers spent, on average, 257 minutes in [...]


InstaDeal: Instagram meets InstaSPAM.

Deal Approval Big news for Instagram, today. The State of California has officially approved their acquisition by Facebook, calling it “fair, just and equitable.” (The FCC cleared the sale last week.) When the deal was announced in April, prior to Facebook’s IPO, it broke headlines around the web for it’s reported value: $1 billion. $300 [...]


With a new CEO, what does Yahoo! have in its future. Bonus: Did you notice the Yahoo! integration in iOS 6?

Yahoo isn’t going to be an easy nut for Marissa mayer to crack. The company needs solid products to bring it on par with competitors. Mayer hopes to hire engineers. She wants to emphasize products rather than media. Maybe Mayer ‘gets it’ and the future of Yahoo is more than closing down Flickr. A picture [...]


This is Now! allows you to see what is being Instagrammed in specific geographic areas

We all love Instagram. Its fun to follow friends, celebs, companies, brands and more. And, besides being fun, its instant. We can see what is going on with people right now. What about being able to follow a place and see what is going on in a specific location at any given time? With This [...]


Prolific Instagrammers (Can) Become Rich and Famous With Instaprints

Are you a budding Instagram pro? Instaprints is a new service to help you make money with your retrotastic photos by selling real-life prints. Sean Broihier, the entrepreneur behind Instaprints, came up with the idea while running his other company – Fine Art America, which helps artists and photographers sell their work. In an interview [...]

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Create Your Best iPhone Pictures With These Apps

As they say, the best camera is the one that you have with you. Smart phones manufacturers are packing in better cameras with each release, and users are uploading terabytes of photos to Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr every day. ReadWriteWeb recently published a roundup of the 9 best photo filter apps to make mobile photos [...]


5 Non-Profits to Follow On Instagram

With Instagrams growing popularity, its no wonder that celebrities, companies and now non-profits are sharing in the trend. Check out these five non-profits that will inspire you with their beautiful and heartwarming images. Red Earth Trading: Travis Gravette started this non-profit in 2007 to expand poverty struck community’s markets and strengthen their businesses. The Red [...]


5 Instagram Accounts Every Fashionista Must Follow

Instagram has exploded in popularity and started branching out to more and more brands and celebrities. The photo-sharing app is now being used by a variety off different designers, stylists, makeup artists and bloggers. The platform provides them with an outlet to share their favorite looks, products and behind the scenes glimpses from special events [...]

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