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Drake Trolled Joe Budden And Pusha T In The Comments Of An Instagram Live Video

Getty Image Drake was ready for a fight upon seeing Joe Budden go live on Instagram. Budden took to Instagram to show his followers the happening at his annual private pool party. But Drake took the video as an opportunity to troll both Budden and Pusha T, who are known to have longstanding beefs with […]

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DC Cormier Posts Moving Tribute After Stepfather’s Percy Benoit’s Death

Instagram Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier and stepfather, Percy Benoit. Daniel Ryan “DC” Cormier lost his stepfather, Percy Benoit, and the UFC wrestler posted an emotional tribute to honor him on Saturday. The 40-year-old heavyweight and lightweight champion was only 7-years-old when he lost his biological father, Joseph Cormier, who was shot and killed by his second […]

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Quasi-AR baby steps are preparing us for true AR’s digital future

Though I only occasionally write about augmented reality, I sift through plenty of “news” these days that is kinda-sorta AR, but not really. For example, if you believe that a TV show is using “augmented reality” to superimpose weather graphics on the screen next to a live meteorologist, AR has been commercially available for decades. Video […]

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The Instagram Rule Change Hoax Fooled T.I., Busta Rhymes, And A Lot Of Other Musicians

Getty Image Every now and then, something strange happens. It takes different forms, but a viral image of text will start to circulate and be shared widely, with the image claiming that posting the image will protect a user’s social media content from being used without their consent. This has been happening on-and-off since 2012, […]

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Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Monday, Instagram announced a new bug bounty program for finding third party apps that improperly access or store user data. Facebook launched its own “Data Abuse Bounty” last year, with the goal of whittling out data abuse from app developers. “Putting people first is one of Instagram’s most important values, and keeping our service […]

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Instagram adds tool for reporting false information

(Reuters) — Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting false information is not banned on any of Facebook’s suite of social media services, but the company is […]

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Colin Kaepernick Has Been Denied a Job for 889 Days; Posts Video Showing He’s Still Ready If an NFL Team Calls

Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) On Wednesday, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (you know, the guy that’s better than half of the starting quarterbacks in the NFL and way better than the benchwarmers) cleared any doubt that he’s not ready should an NFL team call. Kaepernick, who has not played an NFL game […]

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I Scammed Influencer Caroline Calloway at Her Event, The Scam

“Bring your favorite pen and a piece of writing you’d like to work on. It can be printed out or you can just be saved on your phone [sic]. I can’t wait to scam you.” This was the Eventbrite ticket description for Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway‘s latest event, The Scam, a five-hour “creativity workshop” held […]

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The Unbearable Stress of Being in a Community Under Attack

As the raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement surged earlier earlier this summer, Therapy for Latinx’s founder Brandie Carlos’ Instagram inbox began to fill up. “When the ICE raids were announced, I started to get 30 to 50 messages a day from people in crisis reaching out,” Carlos said. They were saying, ‘I’m undocumented […]

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Instagram Apologizes for Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

Revellers take part in the Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade in Toronto on Saturday, Aug.4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Instagram is apologizing after it made a “mistake” by hiding posts under hashtags related to carnivals in the Caribbean for allegedly falling afoul of the platform’s community guidelines. Shortly […]

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Kevin Smith Reveals Which Role Matt Damon Will Be Reprising In ‘Jay And Silent Bob Reboot’

Lionsgate Though not as obvious as his longtime creative partnership with Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith has worked with Affleck’s fellow Good Will Hunting actor and scribe Matt Damon on numerous occasions. For starters, there’s the wildly weird fact that Smith is credited as a co-executive producer on the Oscar-winning film, but the obvious contender is […]

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Fans Think Megan Thee Stallion And Nicki Minaj Will Collaborate After A Joint Instagram Live Stream

Getty Image Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion secured their friendship over an impromptu Instagram live session last night. During the stream, the two rappers talked about everything from career advice to internet trolling. The live session has fans thinking the two will link up to collaborate on music. Nicki Minaj began an Instagram live […]

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Soulja Boy’s Time In Jail Has Reportedly Led To Some Major Lifestyle Changes

Getty Image Soulja Boy was released from jail early after spending three months behind bars. While he was locked up, the rapper had a lot of time to reflect on his life. After taking time to reminisce, he reportedly decided it was time to make some major lifestyle changes. Soulja Boy is tightening his circle […]

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Social media, vanity metrics, and the push for quality over quantity

To say that social media is not in the best of places at the moment would be something of an understatement. Trolling, abuse, conspiracy theories, propaganda, and terrorism have become increasingly active, and the companies behind these platforms — despite some efforts — are largely failing to stay in control. Cyberbullying is one of the […]

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