Imaginary Instagram Clout Doesn’t Pay for Admission to Beach Club, Shocked Influencers Discover

Using Instagram to make money – and help others make money as well – is no real surprise to anyone who has followed the development of the social media platform. In particular, so-called... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Peter Est Franais!

Photo by Carl Westergren, April 4th, 2019 Got this nice note from my friend Peter this morning: Dear Mike, A beautiful day. Je suis Français (I am French). It's now official. Today, I was welcomed into French nationality and citizenship at a ceremony in a Paris town hall. It was a beautiful ceremony, and I was one of more than 70 others, from nationalities from all over the world representing a sort of mosaic of international geopolitics of these past seven decades. I am very proud to be bot...
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The Gentle Art of Tramping ~ Stephen Graham

'The adventure is not the getting there, it is the on-the-way. It is not the expected; it is the surprise; not the fulfilment of prophecy but the providence of something better than prophesied.' Sometimes a book arrives and I can barely contain the excitement, and even though I had read The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham in a proof copy I was still delighted when this arrived... A brown paper package tied up with string á la Sound of Music, to reveal... The book and some Ken...
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We've Come a Long Way, Dudes and Dudettes

Does it ever occur to you to be grateful for the (good!) changes you've been able to witness, and the cool technology you've experienced the introduction of? It's something I appreciate. I've very glad my lifespan straddled traditional film and early digital, for instance. I wouldn't give up experiencing either one if I had my choice. I mentioned recently that my first computer was an Apple 512k Macintosh, in 1985. (It was also author Michael Crichton's first Mac, and his experience was similar ...
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Vocabulary: Eye AF and Related Terms

Eye-Start: A system invented by Minolta (?) whereby the camera turned on and began to autofocus when you put your eye to the viewfinder. Now used in some cameras to switch between the rear viewing screen and the eyepiece viewfinder. Eye-Controlled Focus: A system invented by Canon for film SLRs in which a series of sensors in the viewfinder eyepiece read the "bump" of your cornea to cause the camera to autofocus on the area your eye was looking at in the finder. Successful implementation varied ...
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Giving You a Chance to Win a Year’s Worth of IMAX Tickets

Movies look great in IMAX, but taking in the large screen format can be a bit taxing on your wallet. But how would you like to win a year’s worth of IMAX tickets? Well, now you can, thanks to Avengers: Endgame. If it sounds too good to be true, that’s because the odds of winning are about the same as winning the lottery. But hey, no reward without risk. And by risk I mean posting a photo on social media. For the full Avengers: Endgame IMAX sweepstakes rules, see below, See that large theate...
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At the Hard Swim Café...

... it's not your fault. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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XTech Tactical Launches “Benitez Sale” offering more Standard Capacity!

The MAG47 features stainless steel reinforced locking lugs and feed lips, industry leading polymer, and a stainless-steel spring. Mesa, AZ –-( To celebrate Judge Roger Benitez’s ruling XTech Tactical is offering a special sale on its website through this Sunday! XTech Tactical is also offering a MAP holiday to its stocking dealer network for its AK magazines currently in stock through 04/07/2019. MAG47 5 Pack @ $110 MAG47BHO 5 Pack @ $120 The MAG47 has become the Gold Standard...
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A photo series: Faded and dying rural Japan

Away from Japan’s main cities and popular tourist destinations, the country is awash with faded and gradually emptying towns and settlements — the nation’s low birth rate and increased urban migration causing the slow death of an ever increasing number of locations. Not so long ago on these pages I documented a now closed and overgrown train line just north of Tokyo, and last year a completely abandoned village in the mountains. Both victims, in slightly differing ways, of the aforementioned so...
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How to increase website traffic?

The question “How to increase web traffic” is unlikely to get short and neat answer as there are tons of ways how to do it. Actually, anyone can do it. That is why we have decided to prepare a cheat note to have best practices at hand at any moment you may need it. Of course, we might have omitted something, but it will be one of the most useful articles you have ever read, anyway. Strategy #1. Write posts about a certain topic and not around keywords We mean that the accent should be about the ...
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25 Game of Thrones Nail Art Ideas So Good, They’ll Unite the 7 Kingdoms

Game of Thrones nail art is one way to send off the epic series and honor the characters that we've grown to love for eight years. (Is anyone still as upset about Hodor's departure as we are?) For years, the HBO original has taken us through a whirlwind of emotions with its hour-long, action-filled episodes. We were floored by the chaos of the Red Wedding, the outcome of the Battle of the Bastards, and when we found out the fate of our favorite scaly friend. With the eighth and final season prem...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks popcorn, politics and DIY with Instagram followers – video

In her latest Instagram live, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes questions from followers while assembling furniture in her chair-less Washington DC apartment. Covering topics from popcorn flavours to staying focused on the issues that matter,  Ocasio-Cortez demonstates her ability to use social media in an authentic way that engages potential young votersOcasio-Cortez discusses policy, popcorn and Republican critics on Instagram Continue reading...
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DC, but make it glam: Queer Eye's fab five meet AOC in Washington

The cast met with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi on a trip to Washington to advocate for the Equality ActCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met with the cast of Queer Eye in Washington DC on Thursday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ReutersConsidering her self-confessed “completely depraved lifestyle”, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could probably use a visit from the style experts of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye.But on Thursday, four of the show’s Fab 5 presenters arrive...
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Prince Harry takes a stand against poverty, injustice, inequality? Er, no, Fortnite

Addictive social media should be banned says man who just launched a his and hers Instagram account Opinion The game Fortnite should be banned, according to Britain's own Prince Harry, because it "addictive" and "irresponsible."…
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A host of new changes adds to Snapchat’s increasing functionality

Snap made a series of announcements related to partnerships with other companies that will see Snapchat products being used in third-party apps. Examples include Bitmoji being available on Fitbit watches and Stories available in Tinder. The post A host of new changes adds to Snapchat’s increasing functionality appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Snapchat will power Stories & ads in other apps

Snapchat’s found an answer to the revenue problem stemming from its halted growth: it will show its ads in other apps with the launch of Snapchat Ad Kit and the Snapchat Audience Network. And rather than watching as other apps spin up their own knock-off versions of its camera and Stories, it will let apps like Tinder and Houseparty host Stories inside their own products that users can share to from the Snapchat camera with Stories Kit. They’ll both be launching later this year, and developers i...
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Dozens of female Microsoft employees claim they deal with shocking behavior at work: requests to sit on a coworker's lap, being called a 'b*tch' (MSFT)

  Dozens of women inside Microsoft complained on a long email string of their treatment at the company, according to media reports. The string included some pretty shocking accusations of things women experienced such as being called names and having complaints be shrugged off by male managers and HR. Microsoft's top HR exec reportedly commented on the email thread, saying senior leadership was "appalled" by the stories. All if this comes against the backdrop of a lawsuit Microsoft is successfu...
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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Just Got The Cutest Family Tattoo Ever

You got some tissues nearby? Someone to text on standby? Because while plenty of celebrity couple tattoos have been cheesy and weird and, you know, not ended well, this one has us swooning.Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, the celeb couple who's never not sharing their love for one another, just took things to another level and got a family tattoo.On the inside of Teigen's arm, it now reads in delicate script, "John Luna Miles," in honor of her husband and two children. Then, on the inside of Leg...
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Burning Man tickets are about to go on sale – with a few new tweaks

Another springtime, another stampede of the masses to score tickets to this summer’s annual Burning Man. Registration for tickets started yesterday, ends Friday, and the tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 10. This year’s celebration of all things creative and communal (“Life is short. Make something amazing. Then burn it.) will have some new twists as organizers rebrand the event to be more inclusive. And they’ll attempt to do that by first tweaking the way tickets are sold. Here’s a primer: Wh...
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Instagram copied Snapchat's Stories format with posts that disappear in 24 hours. Now, Snapchat is upping the ante by taking Stories everywhere. (SNAP, FB)

Snapchat is extending Stories, the ephemeral posts that disappear within 24 hours, beyond its own app. Starting today, users will be able to create and share Stories directly on third-party partner apps including Tinder, Houseparty and Adventure Aide. Snapchat is also extending Bitmoji to other third-party apps, including Venmo and Fitbit.  This is a bid by the company to extend Stories beyond its own app, and thus make its camera more ubiquitous. LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Snapchat pioneered Stor...
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Halsey Has Now Dyed Her Hair Black, and We Can Barely Keep Up

Halsey has been switching up her hair on a seemingly endless basis lately, and somehow the star looks good in every single hue. While she recently was wearing red and pink wigs while in Tokyo, the singer just revealed yet another new color: jet black. Halsey posted an image of her latest shade on Instagram with the caption "paint it black" and styled her hair in space buns with a maroon scrunchie. While the singer loves experimenting with wigs, her hairline and baby hairs seem to suggest that sh...
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Hilaria Baldwin reveals in heartbreaking post she is likely 'experiencing a miscarriage'

The mom of four with actor Alec Baldwin took to Instagram to share an emotional message, posting a photo of herself cradling her stomach.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Snapchat launches Scan, its AR utility platform

Point and shoot? No, point and interact. Snapchat can now help with your homework. The app’s camera is becoming the foundation of an augmented reality developer platform known as “Scan”. Snap today announced partnerships with Photomath to add the ability to solve math problems, and Giphy for detecting objects which then spawn related GIFs on screen. Scan will roll out to all Snapchat users soon, and developers interested in joining the platform can contact Snap. Snapchat Scan spawns Giphy ...
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How to shoot cinematic footage on the cheap even with an entry-level camera

When you want to shoot a professional-looking video, gear isn’t essential, but we can’t deny that pro gear sure can come in handy. However, if you only have an entry-level DSLR or mirrorless camera, don’t let it discourage you from creating. In this video from Mark Bone, you’ll learn a few tricks on how to […] The post How to shoot cinematic footage on the cheap even with an entry-level camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Dig this psychedelic squirrel's rainbow look

Incredible #pictures of giant multi-coloured squirrels set #social media alight!#Photographer Kaushik Vijayan snapped the animals in their native habit. The Malabar Giant #squirrel - double the size of their grey relatives - live deep in the #forests of #India.— (@SWNS) April 2, 2019 Photographer Kaushik Vijayan snapped beautiful shots of rainbow-colored Malabar giant squirrels in the Pathanamthitta District in Kerala, Southern India. "I felt so amaz...
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Maisie Williams Loves Urban Decay's Game Of Thrones Makeup As Much As You

Update: With the eighth and final season premiere on the horizon, the cast of Game of Thrones gathered in New York City to celebrate (and drink to) the end of their decade-long journey. While that meant lots of tears and toasts, it also meant the ensemble cast got to step out together for the last time in their Westeros best. In the case of Maisie Williams (who plays Arya Stark) and Nathalie Emmanuel (who plays Missandei), that included rocking the Urban Decay Game of Thrones makeup collection...
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Maisie Williams's New Ultraviolet Hair Color Changes in the Light, and We Feel Dizzy

Maisie Williams's colorful hair strikes again. This time, she couldn't be more on-trend wearing purple to the Game of Thrones season eight premiere in New York City on Wednesday. For a hot second, we thought she might have gotten rid of her colorful hair after posting a video of herself wearing a blunt bob wig for a photo shoot, but it appears that hiding underneath all along was her vibrant hair, and after seeing this color, we can see why. To refresh her previously pastel pink shade, Williams...
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Tracing the Roots of Photo Sharing, From Mail Art to Instagram

A new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shows that image sharing is evolutionary, not revolutionary.
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Skylum’s new Luminar Flex plugin brings Luminar AI tools to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Photos

Skylum has announced Luminar Flex, a new plugin that brings Luminar’s AI enhancing tools to third-party apps. You can now use Luminar adjustments and effects with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop Elements, as well as with Photos for Mac. Luminar 3 is a winner of TIPA’s “Best Image Software” award for 2019. Skylum CEO Alex […] The post Skylum’s new Luminar Flex plugin brings Luminar AI tools to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Light as a Feather Rounds Out New Cast for Season 2

Light as a Feather rounds out new cast for season 2 Hulu and AwesomenessTV took to Instagram to officially reveal the new cast members that are set to join Light as a Feather‘s upcoming 16-episode second season. The Walking Dead alum Katelyn Nacon, Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Adriyan Rae (Atlanta), Alisa Allapach (Kingdom), and Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans) have been cast for the horror drama series along with YouTube star Alex Wassabi, Robyn Lively (Teen Witch), and twin brothers Alan and A...
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