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Rappers On Auto-Balancing Skateboards: A Complete Guide

Here in 2015, most of us are still stuck using our stupid, feeble legs for everyday transportation, but perhaps you’ve noticed the latest rapper trend: auto-balancing skateboards that look like smaller, cooler Segways. Everyone from Wiz Khalifa to Nicki Minaj to Soulja Boy is flaunting these things on Instagram… » 7/30/15 5:06pm Thursday 5:06pm

Get Ready To See Way More Humble-Braggy Photos From White House Visitors

Well this is certainly the icing on the cake for the best week of the Obama presidency. For the first time in 40 years, visitors to the White House will be allowed to document their visit with the camera of their choice, and for the first time ever, visitors can immediately upload those photos to social media. Selfies… » 7/01/15 5:03pm 7/01/15 5:03pm

Ex-Football Player Pleads Guilty to Posting Revenge Porn On Instagram

Jermaine Cunningham, former linebacker for the New York Jets, pleaded guilty to spreading sexually-revealing photos of a former girlfriend through his social media. Cunningham admitted to posting suggestive photos of his ex on his Instagram, as well as tagging her in the pictures without her consent. The posts… » 5/22/15 11:29am 5/22/15 11:29am

Of Course Restaurants Are Designing Meals Just to Look Good on Instagram

It was only a matter of time. Though it’s not unusual for eateries to place plenty of importance on presentation (“we eat with our eyes first”, and all that), the rise of amateur food photographers means that one US restaurant chain has now admitted that it actively designs dishes based on how good they will look on… » 5/15/15 6:45am 5/15/15 6:45am

How to Use Instagram to Track Climate Change

In Los Angeles, the transition from spring to summer is heralded by the blooming of jacarandas, a photogenic tree that explodes in bright lavender fireworks and sprinkles flowers across the city like purple rain. But as I Instagrammed my sneakers against the rubbery petals the other week, I had a nagging feeling—this… » 5/01/15 11:00am 5/01/15 11:00am