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Blogs Worth Reading Right Now

Have you heard blogs are dead? In an Instagram-obsessed world, it feels like we don’t give blogs nearly enough of the attention they deserve. Over and over, I keep hearing how blogs are falling to the wayside or how “no one reads them anymore”. Well, this girl does. Blogs were…

Why I Won’t Be Turning On Post Notifications for …

Alright, friends. It’s time to calm the eff down. Yes, we’re all a little testy about the new Instagram algorithm – self included. But that doesn’t mean you need to post a cute little graphic on your Instagram asking your followers to please turn on push notifications so they can…

What Instagram’s Algorithm Will Mean For Bloggers (+ Brands)

Nearly 4 years to the date that Facebook purchased Instagram, the social media juggernaut has imposed its most infuriating feature on the photo-sharing platform. The Algorithm. On Tuesday,¬†Instagram announced its feed would be transitioning from the chronological stream we’ve all become accustomed to, towards a feed “ordered to show the…

World Cup Showdown: Facebook & Twitter battle for second-screen share

During the World Cup, blood, sweat and tears won’t be relegated to the pitch – they’ll also be front & centre online. While the soccer teams battle it out in Brazil, Twitter and Facebook have launched their own battle royale on the web. Who will emerge victorious in the battle…

The best things on the internet are about your period

I’ve noticed a bit of a trend: over the last few years, the things that I love most on the internet are about having your period. I gushed about OB Tampons Sorry video in 2011 and became more than a little obsessed with Bodyform’s extremely truthful video about what it’s…

Videos are coming to Instagram!

It’s been an exciting few weeks for social media junkies. There have been a slew of Facebook changes, including Facebook hashtags and embedded photos in comment threads and now Instagram has announced native video functionality. Key details: Videos are 15 seconds long (more than double Vine’s parameters) Instagram has had…

First look: Facebook Hashtags

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it was rolling out clickable hashtags. Today, it appears that the first of users are seeing the hashtags live and clickable on their newsfeeds. When you include a hashtag in a post, looks like this: Once you click the hashtag, a popup within the page appears…