Checked my postal mail: the print copy finally made it to Japan!

Anthropology News, November/December 2020, Volume 61, Issue 6, p. 12-15 ISSN 1541-6151  Available online (but without the cool cover): Tenbun/tachinomiya project: [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Photo Essay, Visual Anthropology, Tachinomiya, Visual Ethnography, Tenbun, 「Eat-Drink-and-Stand-in-Japan」

Instagram Lead Says He's Not Happy With Reels Yet, Might 'Consolidate' Video Formats

In an interview with The Verge's Decoder podcast, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, says he's "not yet happy" with the platform's TikTok competitor Reels. The Verge reports: "I'm not yet happy with it," he says. "We're growing both in terms of how much people are sharing and how much people are consuming, but we have a long way to go. And we have to be honest that TikTok is ahead." He went on to say the team is mostly focused on "table stakes" right now, and not honed in on how to differentia...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri

Advertisers face a fraught start to the year

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Advertisers are in the hot seat, the rise of Newsmax's Greg Kelly, and creators warm to Instagram Reels. Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Instagram, Washington, Advertising, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Sephora, Trump, Boycott, Kelly, Capitol

Facebook to Pack More Details Into Descriptions of Images for Blind, Visually Impaired People

Facebook revamped its automatic alt text experience, which provides detailed descriptions of images for people who are blind or visually impaired. The social network introduced AAT in April 2016, using artificial intelligence and object recognition to automatically generate descriptions of photos on-demand. Instagram added AAT in November 2018. Instagram AAT is available to people using...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Diversity, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion

7 minutes in the life of a 70-year-old Tokyo restaurant

Not many restaurants are as photogenic as the one below, so it was hardly a chore to stand outside for a short time and record the comings and goings of its last minute lunchtime customers. Then later, when looking back at the time stamps, there was 7 minutes between the first and last photos — a tally of 7 shots in total. And as a nice, extra bit of synchronism, it turns out that the eatery in question has been in operation for 70 years.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo

Buttes Chamont

I haven’t been to this park in years. It was formed out of an old quarry. There’s a replica of a Greek temple. We climbed up to have a closer look. There’s a good view of Montmartre from there. The symbol of Paris on a fence there. Colorful street art on a nearby building. Nice art work in a community garden.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Park, Architecture, Paris, Montmartre, Buttes Chaumont

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details

Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the future. Alt text is a field in an image’s metadata that describes its contents: “A person standing in a field with a horse,” or “a dog on a boat.” This lets the image be understood by people who can’t see it. These descriptions are often added manually...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Wtf, Instagram, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Ava, Captions, Alt Text

How do UV phone sanitizers work? Here's what you need to know about the cleaning technology for your smartphone

A Samsung UV Sterilizer can sanitize your phone, earbuds, glasses, and more. Samsung UV phone sanitizers can come as wands or boxes, though boxes are a safer and more effective means of sanitizing your mobile device.  While a UV phone sanitizer box is closed, a bright UV-C light shines on the phone and reflective surfaces for anywhere from three to 10 minutes.  University of Haifa and Oranim College's Yoram Gerchman cautions against shorter sanitization cycles, suggesting your device shou...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Israel, Samsung, Trends, Smartphone, Fda, Epa, Cell Phone, Tech Insider, PhoneSoap, Sanitizing, Getty Images Several, Uv-c, COVID, BI-freelancer

How Donald Trump Lost the War on TikTok

"Please follow us on Instagram before TikTok is gone," begged Self Defense Online, a mixed martial arts TikTok user, on Aug. 1. "Go follow me on IG so we don't lose touch when TikTok is deleted and can continue the fun together!" dance instructor Julie Haneline pleaded that same day. These videos were ubiquitous for...
Tags: Politics, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Donald Trump, Platforms, Julie Haneline

Peloton is still experiencing issues delivering orders of new bikes and treadmills, and outraged customers are turning to social media to lodge frustrated complaints

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Peloton customers are outraged over continued shipping delays, The New York Times reports. Customers say deliveries of new bikes or treadmills aren't showing up or are repeatedly rescheduled. Delays have plagued Peloton for months as skyrocketing demand coincided with supply chain issues.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Peloton customers are furious about continued delays in getting their new bikes, according to a new report from the New York Ti...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Fitness, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Retail, The New York Times, Times, John Foley, Precor, Peloton, Erin Griffith, Sapna Maheshwari, Peloton Bike, Avery Hartmans

35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel

Comment on better chocolate babka by deb

In reply to Jen. It’s definitely not a heavily sweet babka. Actually, most aren’t. Here, the sugar syrup does the heavy lifting. I’ve been torn about the word “better” since publishing this recipe with the title. It’s unfair to the original babka; it’s not “better” just a different stye — more krantz cake/Israeli-style while the other is more Eastern European. I think if you grew up in the U.S. getting babka from your local deli, the earlier one is closer to what you know from childhood. If yo...
Tags: Food, Instagram, Israel, Jen

Digital Culture Review: The biggest content from 2020 says a lot about how we’ll behave online in 2021

The internet is full of content that can make us laugh, freak us out and fill us with hope for the human race. But it’s more than just trolls and lols. From contained cultural moments (remember when Tiger King got us through lockdown 1?) to creators that go on to become celebrity mainstays (looking at you Charli D’Amelio), digital culture can function as an incredible early warning system for the cultural and behavioural shifts that will far outlive the media cycle. Arguably, this is more tru...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, US, America, Seo, NHS, Reddit, Nba, Fleetwood Mac, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Oxford University, Kylie Jenner, Biden, Smith, Beirut

Ivan Toney: Brentford to report alleged racist abuse of striker on Instagram to police

Brentford will report an individual who allegedly racially abused striker Ivan Tony on Instagram to the police and other authorities.
Tags: Instagram, Football, Brentford, Ivan Toney, Ivan Tony

Deshaun Watson ramps up Jets trade buzz with Post 'like'

Deshaun Watson may have given the first indication he’s interested in coming to the Jets. The Texans star’s official Instagram account...
Tags: Instagram, Deshaun Watson

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