Instagram beefs up web interface with notifications tab

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 5.01.09 PM Instagram began as a mobile-only service, but now it’s enhancing its web version so you can use the service without opening your phone. Today Instagram rolled out an Activity tab on web that’s identical to the notifications tab inside its app. Here you’ll be able to see who Liked or commented on your posts, or who followed you or tagged you. It’s now available to all… Read More
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The 22 best Instagram #foodporn spots in the UK

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LONDON — Finding a decent restaurant to eat at can be a challenge, but finding the perfect #foodstagram spot can be even harder.

SEE ALSO: Your food might actually taste better if you Instagram it first, research confirms

Urban city guide app Yelp has ranked the top food spots in the UK for photographing #foodporn.

Here are the 22 eateries with the most user-uploaded foodie Instagram snaps.  Read more…

1. Borough Market

2. Duck and Waffle

3. Dishoom

4. Sketch, Mayfair

5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

6. Yauatcha

7. Harrods Food Hall 

8. The Ledbury

9. Camden Market

10. Fortnum and Mason

11. Bone Daddies

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The death of Instagram for brands

instagram generic Earlier this week Instagram updated its news feed algorithm. Posts will no longer appear in chronological order and instead be sorted “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post.”
What this means is that Instagram will choose what to surface and when – essentially mirroring… Read More
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Pope Francis begins his Instagram journey

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Pope Francis made his Instagram debut Saturday, and there wasn’t a #brunch, #sunset or #selfie in sight.

“Pray for me,” read the post, with the phrase in nine languages.

SEE ALSO: Instagram CEO meets Pope Francis and gives him a book of 10 historic photos

Instagram founder CEO Kevin Systrom was apparently there to witness the post.

The pope announced the posting on his Twitter account, explaining the purpose behind it.

The Instagram team met with the pope in Feburary and showed him a bound book featuring 10 historic moments, like the Nepalese earthquake and the surge of Middle Eastern migrants into Europe, that were documented in images. Read more…

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Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

instagram-locket1 The average Instagram user misses 70 percent of what’s in their feed, including great photos with tons of Likes and posts by their best friends. So today Instagram announced it will start rearranging the order of posts in its feed. Rather than strictly reverse chronological, Instagram will order posts “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your… Read More
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Selena Gomez dethrones Taylor Swift as the most followed Instagram user

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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are just like you and your BFF — watching bad movies, baking cookies, being each other’s Grammy date and dethroning each other as the most followed Instagram user.

Gomez just took the number one spot on the social platform and currently has 69.4 million followers. 

SEE ALSO: Who runs Instagram? Girls.

Taylor Swift currently has 69.2 million Instagram followers, while Kim Kardashian is at 63.7 million.

But there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood here. Kim, for one, has not been discouraged.

One thing that sets Gomez apart on Instagram is her fan engagement — she frequently comments on fans’ posts and replies to their comments. Read more…

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