May 15, 2013 |
On the photo-sharing app Instagram , search the keywords #Fairfax, #Rockville or #DC and up pops hundreds of photos from children. Among them, until recently, were many from Kyle, a 12-year-old. His full name, Gaithersburg middle school and favorite Montgomery County hangouts were on public display before his parents put a stop to it. Technically, Kyle was not supposed to be on Instagram, the mobile app owned by Facebook . The company's policy sets the minimum age at 13 . But Kyle said he was...
April 5, 2013 |
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Instagram's user base. It has 100 million users, not 30 million. This version has been corrected. The photo-sharing site Instagram has become wildly popular as a way to trade pictures of pets and friends. But a new trend on the site is making parents cringe: beauty pageants, in which thousands of young girls — many appearing no older than 12 or 13 — submit photographs of themselves for others to judge.
November 26, 2012 |
Instagram had reason to give thanks last week – more than 10 million reasons, in fact. Thanksgiving marked the busiest day in the social network's two-year history. Users posted more than 10 million holiday-related photos Nov. 22, Instagram reported on its blog . Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., photos were updated at the hunger-inducing rate of more than 200 per second. Instagram's user base has more than doubled since Facebook announced its plans to buy it in April 2012, according to Techcrunch . But long before...
September 4, 2012 |
BeFunky , a free app that can best be described as Instagram-meets-Photoshop, lets you do seriously funky stuff with your personal photos. Sunday it launched its Instagram competitor to the U.S. market: a free photo-editing tool for Android and iOs. Tekin Tatar, the company's founder and CEO, said that BeFunky competes with established apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram, but is unique due to its "advanced smart enhancement and photo correction algorithms. " Instagram have may its filters, but the Turkish...
April 3, 2012 |
Instagram announced Tuesday that it has finally published its Android application to the Google Play market. The wildly popular photo app has quickly wormed its way into the artsy hearts of iOS lovers but had not yet been available on Google's smartphone platform. The app works with Android versions 2.2 (Froyo) and above, and allows sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. Support for Flickr, the app's marketplace site says, is "coming very soon. " A quick look at the ratings already up on...
December 21, 2012 |