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 Friday 11:00am

Hide Your Least-Favorite Instagram Filters for Easier Photo Sharing

If the world is eagerly waiting for your latest photographic masterpiece then you don't want to waste time thumbing through a stack of Instagram filters to find the one you like. The latest version of the app lets you remove and organize the available options to streamline the process. Here's how to do it. » 3/06/15 9:45am 3/06/15 9:45am

Can I Get an Instagram Shout-Out from a Celeb for My Birthday?

Across the vast and teeming wilds of the Instagram comment sections of popular celebrity accounts, certain questions echo: "Follow back?" "Like my pic?" "Can I eat your pussy?" For years, scholars and scientists of the celebrity Instagram have wondered: Are these requests ever fulfilled? Let's find out. » 2/19/15 5:34pm 2/19/15 5:34pm

Kevin Hart and SNL Shame Terrible Instagramers With a Wall Dungeon

The internet, and all the social media apps tethered to it, are amazing examples of our freedom of speech. You can pretty much post what you want, when you want, and that's amazing. But on Instagram, that can lead to a lot of digital detritus filled with blurry landscapes, questionable selfies, and endless pictures… » 1/18/15 9:00am 1/18/15 9:00am

The Terrifying Instagram World of the Tweenage Dance Moms Fans

Over the past four seasons, Lifetime's Dance Moms has rapidly become one of the most popular reality shows on television, particularly with girls under the age of 18. Nearly two million viewers tuned into last week's Season 5 premiere, which features Pittsburgh's Abby Lee Miller and a troupe of elite dancers ranging… » 1/13/15 5:22pm 1/13/15 5:22pm

Fake Cop Instagram Account Gets an OK From NJ Judge

In October this year, a case came under legal scrutiny when a DEA agent created a fake Facebook account of Sondra Prince, even using photos of her and her young son and niece to create the digital forgery. Facebook denounced the action as a serious breach of its terms and policies. But Instagram, it seems, is a… » 12/21/14 10:00am 12/21/14 10:00am

How to Survive When the Internet Fails

Oh crap. Your Internet's just gone out and doesn't seem like it will be coming back anytime soon. First off, don't panic. Or wait, maybe you're supposed to panic? I can never remember these things, lemme Google it real quick. OH CRAP, THE INTERNET IS OUT. Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now?… » 12/04/14 5:20pm 12/04/14 5:20pm