For the very first time, pictures taken on smartphones in North Korea can be shared with social networks like Instagram in real-time.
Polaroid's latest move, the launch of a chain of photo printing stores, might be its riskiest, and possibly smartest move in years.
Ahh, a day of social media news. Facebook has been on the slow train to monetization, which led a whole mess of people to speculate on whether or not it would monetize Instagram. The photo service is pretty ubiquitous at this point, and the idea of not monetizing it seems insane.
Dronestagram, the new project showing aerial photos of recent drone strikes, complete with the details of the villages and the death tolls is the debated website of the day. Is this an altruistic way of providing eye-opening information or is it one step towards Hunger Games style voyeurism?
Facebook engineer Chris Ackermann teamed with Peter Ng of Ricochet Media to build Instacane. It's a simple site that pulls in Instagram photos tagged #Sandy and #Hurricane. The ground level reporting of Instacane has a solid mix of jaw-dropping beauty, and incredible damage.
Like so many gadgets, digital picture frames feel like they're not as good as they could be. They were cool (in theory), but ultimately hampered by low resolution displays, high price tags, and oh, tablets came out. Instacube is not another generic digi frame. It streams Instagram pics in real-time, has an actual "like" button, and is too cute to resist.
Are you tired of the Instagram effect? You know: all of those blurry, grainy or contrasty pics that make it look like the photographer traded in their fancy DSLR for a 1970s Instamatic? Well, now you can un-Instagram snaps with an app that undoes the Instagram filters to reveal the original image lurking inside.
Remember when webcams were the latest thing and we couldn't get enough of watching the bustle of Times Square? Or the first time we saw a Google Street View of Antarctica? We love virtually being there." Now, a new website updates and expands on the idea by showing live feeds of Instagram photos being uploaded in select cities.
With over 50 million users (Android and iOS combined), there seems to be nothing that can stop Instagram from photo domination. If the Socialmatic camera didn't make you drool for a physical Instagram camera, perhaps these sunglasses with built in real-time Instagram filters will.
It's not quite as compact as ADR Studio's Socialmatic Instagram camera, but we think this "Instagram Camera" is hands-down the best camera you can pay $2,000 and clearly the camera of the year.