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Inside Time magazine's growth plans, Casper's buzzy IPO, and Amazon's $17 billion ad business

Hi! Welcome to the Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter filling in for Lucia this week. If you're new to this email, sign up for your own here. Send me tips or feedback at [email protected] This past week, Lucia looked at Time magazine's plan to expand into verticals like health and business and grow revenue from audio, video and events. Here are the main takeaways: With billionaire owners Marc and Lynne Benioff, the company is...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Time, Samsung, Trends, Time Magazine, Casper, Marc Benioff, Kohl, Lucia, Marc


The Paper Year: Instagram Post Round-up

I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey through The Paper Year: A 2020 Creative Project Planner. I really enjoyed working on each project and playing around with papers that weren’t familiar to me. If you’re on the fence about getting one, consider this – it allows you to explore many different paper techniques (pop-ups, weaving, origami, bookbinding) with the planner as a bonus. Win-win! Below you’ll find a roundup of all of my Instagram posts detailing my work on each project in the book. January: Cu...
Tags: Art, Instagram, Paper, Origami, Bookbinding, Book Arts, Elissa, Criss Cross, Pop-ups, Helen Hiebert, PAPERMAKING, Paper Weaving, Thepaperyear, The Paper Year


How to Send Live Photos on Facebook Messenger

L ive Photos on iPhone bring your memorable moments to life by capturing a 3-second short video instead of a still image. A Live Photo is a camera feature that captures both movement and sound to keep the moment alive. You can take Live Photos on iPhone 6s and newer ones. The only downside is that non-iPhone users cannot view them. That’s because a Live Photo is sent as a still image when you share it via email or on social media. WhatsApp for iPhone is an exception though as it lets you send L...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Photos, Facebook, Messenger, Blogging, Facebook Messenger, Live Photos, How To's, Don, Facebook Messenger Twitter, EXIF Metadata, Ios 13, Metapho


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. The sunrise today was, as you can see, the dullest possible sunrise — solid clouds and not even any interesting texture to the clouds. This is what I am calling a type #1 sunrise in my system of classifying sunrises. Yesterday's was also type #1, as were the sunrises of January 3 and December 27th. You get the idea. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Blog Note

I apologize, but I'm going to take a few days off. I'm into Week Two of a respiratory bug of some sort—it's going around where I am. A cough, low energy, and a headache. (At the window at a doctor's office yesterday I saw a sign that said "If you have a cough, please put on a mask," and I thought, well, they mean me.) I almost never get headaches. Rightly or wrongly (I admit I have no way to tell), I believe my good plant-rich diet is helping my immune system fight the virus. I've been struck ...
Tags: Photography, Blog Notes, Michael Johnston


End of the Road for Canon EF Lenses…Unless People Want to Buy More

Canon is either sending mixed messages or leading a revolution…depending on who you ask. What are we talking about? The recent announcement that the company will discontinue production of its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, Canon, Photography News


Instagram Makes Long-Lived Access Tokens Available for the Instagram Basic Display API

One hour is nice, but 60 days is better. Instagram said Tuesday that long-lived access tokens are now available for the Instagram Basic Display API (application-programming interface). Software engineer Muyuan Liu said in a blog post that when the Instagram Basic Display API debuted last October, user access tokens were only valid for one hour,...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Muyuan Liu


Tokyo government building sights and stares

Suitably sinister stares at the top of Tokyo’s massive government building?
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


Instagram brings DMs to web — over 6 years after they arrived on mobile

Starting today, Instagram will be rolling out its Direct messaging system to its desktop site, meaning you can finally keep up with your conversations from your browser. After the feature has been in testing for what seems like forever, it’s good to see confirmation that it is actually on the way. For those of you into your DMs, today we start to test Direct on the desktop web. Now, it’s only a small percentage of people for now — we need to make sure it works well — but we hope to bring this to...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Social Media, Adam Mosseri


3 Ways to Grow Your Site Traffic with Video Content and Social Media

No matter what type of business, brand or website you have, making sure you have a consistent flow of traffic coming to your site is key. The great news is that internet traffic is everywhere and you just need to focus on what’s working, while also making sure you are providing your audience with value and a reason to keep coming back for more. With this in mind, today we are going to list five different ways you can start offering more value to your audience through the use of video cont...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Blogging, Best Social Platforms


How to unfollow a page on Facebook using a computer or mobile device

You can easily unfollow a page on Facebook on a computer or mobile device.  When you "unfollow" a page you still keep the "Like" for that particular page, but the posts will no longer appear in your Newsfeed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can easily unfollow a page on Facebook without unliking it.  Unfollowing a page on Facebook means that notifications and updates will no longer appear in your News Feed, but you'll still be able to access the page and its posts if...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Facebook How, Facebook Marketplace, Best Buy Samsung, Best Buy Microsoft


Patriots QB Tom Brady pokes fun at Julian Edelman in new Instagram story

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a little fun at the expense of one of his teammates Tuesday. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested last weekend in Beverly Hills after jumping on top of a Mercedes Benz. Before his arrest, Edelman was hanging out with Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce and former Patriots wideout Danny Amendola.
Tags: News, Instagram, Beverly Hills, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Edelman, Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce, Mercedes Benz, Julian Edelman


Sony’s new Wireless Shooting Grip lets you vlog more easily and control your camera remotely

Sony has announced the GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip. Don’t get too excited, this isn’t a “grip” in the traditional sense that allows you to more easily shoot portrait orientation without contorting your arms. This is sort of like an advanced mini tripod. It’s not a new concept, and Sony has had the GP-VPT1 out for […] The post Sony’s new Wireless Shooting Grip lets you vlog more easily and control your camera remotely appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Sony, Vlogging, Gear Announcement, GP-VPT2BT, Grip Don


Instagram Is Testing a Tool That Will Let You Stealthily Send DMs at Work

Instagram is testing the ability for users to access their direct messages from the web, meaning that you may finally be able to send and share messages—on the low, of course—during work hours. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media


memories of australia (and how you can help)

The Blue Mountains of Australia, October 2013. I’ve been watching the news about the Australian bushfires with some dread: a little over 6 years ago, I was able to visit this beautiful country with Tourism Australia, so I have a special place in my heart for this amazing place. Bushfires aren’t uncommon in Australia (in fact, when I visited the Blue Mountains in 2013, we had to ...
Tags: Photography, Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Blue Mountains, Steve Irwin, Blue Mountains of Australia, Quietactivism, Australia Red Cross


Snapchat was overtaken by Pinterest in US users last year. But the real threat is coming from China's TikTok and no one knows how fast it's growing. (PINS, SNAP)

Pinterest surpassed Snapchat as the third-largest social media network in the US, according to a report from eMarketer. EMarketer predicted that Pinterest will "continue to stay ahead of Snapchat in the coming years." The report said that despite Snap's 2019 comeback and popularity with younger users, Pinterest's "universal appeal" helped it pull ahead this year. Shares of Pinterest surged as much as 12% on Tuesday morning after the report was released. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, China, US, Trends, Snapchat, Cnbc, App Annie, Business Insider, Emarketer, Insider Inc, Nazmul Islam, Tiktok, eMarketer EMarketer


The beauty of sewers before the first flush

Our cities' sewers are some of the most incredible structures in the built environment. In a new book, "An Underground Guide to Sewers: or: Down, Through and Out in Paris, London, New York, &c." historian Stephen Halliday explores the systems (and people) that deal with our shit so we don't have to. From the book description: Halliday begins with sanitation in the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Imperial Rome, and continues with medieval waterways (also known as “sewage in the str...
Tags: Post, Books, Photography, Design, News, Infrastructure, Prague, Sewers, Hamburg, Built environment, Imperial Rome, Paris London New York, Stephen Halliday, Better Call A Plumber, Mesopotamia Greece, Liverpool Boston Paris London


Sony gets a grip with this cord-free accessory that doubles as a mini tripod

The Sony GP-VPT2BT is a wireless camera grip that offers an easier grasp for video, vlogging, and more, while offering easy access to controls built right into the grip. The grip, which also doubles as a mini-tripod, connects via Bluetooth.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Sony, Sony Alpha, Camera Grip, Sony RX100 VII


Canon 1DX Mark III white papers explain (in great detail) its stills and video capabilities

A pair of white papers have been released by Canon exploring the new Canon 1DX Mark III DSLR. The two white papers cover its stills and video capabilities and come in at 59 and 21 pages long respectively. They go into a lot of detail about the overall performance, burst rates, autofocus, metering and flash, […] The post Canon 1DX Mark III white papers explain (in great detail) its stills and video capabilities appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Canon, Manual, Mark III, White Paper, 1DX Mark III


A top digital talent exec at WME breaks down the big influencer deals of 2019 and what he's looking for in 2020, from TikTok to touring

Since the rise of YouTube influencers, Hollywood's top talent agencies like William Morris Endeavor have developed digital-focused departments. Now agencies like WME work with popular YouTube stars like David Dobrik, Casey Neistat, and Lilly Singh in developing multi-platform businesses. Jad Dayeh, partner and the cohead of digital at WME, spoke to Business Insider about the trends in digital media he noticed in 2019 and what he expects for the business in 2020. Dayeh thinks the buzzy video ap...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, US, Trends, Vine, WME, Ken Burns, Google Adsense, Business Insider, Nerf, Louis Vuitton, Ethan


Instagram finally tests direct messaging from desktop app

One of the most inconvenient things about Instagram is that it doesn’t allow you to send direct messages through the desktop app. Well, not for long, as it seems. Instagram is finally testing this feature, and it could soon become possible to read and write direct messaging on your computer. According to Engadget, direct messages […] The post Instagram finally tests direct messaging from desktop app appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Social Network, Text Messages, Engadget


Send a DM with a real keyboard as Instagram tests messaging on desktop

Instagram users could soon have access to Direct Messages on the desktop. Instagram confirmed a global test of the feature launched today for a percentage of users, after testing internally last year.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Web, Direct Message, Instagram test


How to Take Someone's Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk

People travel for a variety of reasons, including the food, the scenery, the weather and the culture. For many, the most interesting part of visiting another country is getting to know the people there. But before you start snapping pictures, it’s important to think about what you’re doing and consider the people…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Photography, Lifehacks, International Travel


Demi Lovato to Perform at 2020 Grammy Awards

Demi Lovato will perform on the Grammy Awards, the singer announced on Instagram this morning, continuing a new tactic that sees artists announcing their spots on the big show themselves, with confirmation from the Academy coming later. The practice started last week when Billie Eilish tweeted in the wee hours of Wednesday that she would […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Demi Lovato, Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish


Instagram tests Direct Messaging on web where encryption fails

Instagram will finally let you chat from your web browser, but the launch contradicts Facebook’s plan for end-to-end encryption in all its messaging apps. Today Instagram began testing Direct Messages on the web for a small percentage of users around the globe, a year after TechCrunch reported it was testing web DMs. When fully rolled out, Instagram tells us its website users will be able to see when they’ve received new DMs, view their whole inbox, start new message threads or group chats, s...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, End-to-end Encryption, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct, Ftc, Facebook Instagram, Stamos, Alex Stamos, Facebook Messenger WhatsApp


How to manually update Instagram on your iPhone, so you never miss out on its latest features

You can update Instagram on your iPhone manually by going to the App Store. Instagram, along with other apps on your iPhone, should update automatically, but if they don't, you can start the update on your own. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The photo-sharing app Instagram is constantly making changes to improve the look and function of their app. Major updates for some users recently have included the addition of dark mode, and a feature that hides public "Like" counters...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Trends, App Store Instagram, Find Instagram


Celebrities, Politicians Turn to Instagram to ‘Stop This Story’ of Antisemitism

Moshe Kantor, president of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, turned to augmented reality to amplify a message about serious reality. Kantor spearheaded the Stop This Story campaign, which uses Instagram's AR effects to generate awareness about antisemitism. Stop This Story was timed to debut ahead of the fifth World Holocaust...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Kantor, European Jewish Congress, Social Pro Daily, Moshe Kantor, World Holocaust Forum Foundation


Take a Look at These Rarely Seen Andy Warhol Photos

Photography was Andy Warhol’s secret weapon — the architecture of his oeuvre. A new show highlights many of his rarely seen images.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Gallery, Andy Warhol, Jack, Ny, Robert, Kelly, Ellsworth, Rauschenberg, Chelsea (Manhattan, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Shainman


Andy Warhol Through the Lens

Photography was Andy Warhol’s secret weapon — the architecture of his oeuvre. A new show highlights many of his rarely seen images.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Gallery, Andy Warhol, Jack, Ny, Robert, Kelly, Ellsworth, Rauschenberg, Chelsea (Manhattan, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Shainman


Paul C. Buff is back with the LINK battery-powered, TTL & HSS-capable strobe

It’s been a while since Paul C Buff has really released anything new. Sure, they announced the “DigiBee” back in 2016, but that was more of a refresh of the old AlienBees than an entirely new product, swapping out the modelling light for an LED, and it was still pretty limited in capability. You still […] The post Paul C. Buff is back with the LINK battery-powered, TTL & HSS-capable strobe appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Link, Gear Announcement, Flash Photography, Studio Strobes, Paul C Buff, 800Ws



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