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We walked 6.6 miles in New Glarus Woods State Park today.

Brilliant green after yesterday's rain:  Does this fungus suggest the presence of sponge mushrooms nearby? Ramps:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Plants, Mushrooms, Onions, Ann Althouse, New Glarus Woods State Park


In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within the surfing world, including the seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie GilmoreIsabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Surfing, Tasmania, Nikon, Stu Gibson, Tyler Hollmer Cross, Stephanie GilmoreIsabella Nichols


Area Man Wants You To Check Out His Blog

After threatening for months to disrupt social media with a bespoke platform that would allow him to bypass community guidelines (and the embarrassingly long list of platforms he’s been banned from), our big patriotic boy has finally made good on his promise. Folks, the wait is over — the future is now, and it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Instagram, Software, Computing, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Donald J Trump, Brad Parscale, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Far Right Politics In The United States, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda


The Daily Crunch: Tech stocks hammered after US Treasury Secretary speculates on hiking interest rates

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Are startup valuations about to fall? Hello, friends! Alex here to talk to you for a hot second about money. Then we’ll get into startups, venture capital, what Big Tech is up to and more. I promise. But hang with me for a moment. Tech stocks got hammered today: The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell by more than 2%. Cloud stocks endured twice the damage. What happened? The ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Holland, Silicon Valley, US Treasury, EC, Persona, Alex, Firstmark, Sarah


Instagram Lens Lets NFL Help Fans Boo Commissioner Roger Goodell

The National Football League turned to Chromasspring founder Grant Tucker and Instagram to revive an NFL Draft tradition this year: Booing commissioner Roger Goodell. This past weekend's draft hosted a limited number of fans due to the pandemic, while the 2020 NFL Draft was all virtual for the same reason. The augmented reality lens automatically...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, NFL, National Football League, Roger Goodell, Sports Marketing, Social Pro Daily, Instagram Lens Lets NFL Help Fans Boo, Grant Tucker


Signal said Facebook shut down its advertising account after the privacy-focused messaging app tried to buy Instagram ads showing how the social media giant collects data

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Signal said it tried to buy Instagram ads that would show users how Facebook targets them. The ads would display personal information about users that Facebook uses when targeting ads. But Signal said Facebook responded by shutting its account down. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook blocked ads that Signal wanted to buy that would show Instagram users the data that Facebook collects from them, ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, Data Privacy, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, La Jolla, Tech Insider, Democratic Sen Elizabeth Warren, Katie Canales


Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned

A series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by... targeting…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Software, Gizmodo, Signal, Operating Systems, Adtech, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Market Segmentation, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Montmartre Photos

I spent another lovely Spring day in the sunshine this time in Montmarte. This guy, a longtime resident of Montmarte, caught my eye with his yellow beret. A pretty rain guard over a door. I found some more wisteria. A statue based on a French story called, The Man Who Walked Trough Walls. A view of Sacre Coeur. The Maison Rose, seen everywhere on Instagram. A cute dog possesive of his green ball. Also seen all over Instagram. Hopefully, it wi...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Sacre Coeur, Montmarte, Montmartre Photos


For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Minneapolis, Stanford, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Nick Clegg, President, Computing


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[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"Alex Lugger, 32, a boat marketer in Springfield, Mo., said that she self identifies as a bit cheugy.... 'We were basic in our 20s and now we’re cheugy in our 30s'...."

"Cheugy is just the latest in a long line of niche identifiers that have gained traction on the internet, where people relentlessly categorize highly specific archetypes in starter pack memes and videos. It’s no coincidence that cheugy gained traction on TikTok, a platform that has functioned as an escape from Instagram’s once dominant aesthetic, which is the pinnacle of cheugy.... [W]hat is and isn’t cheugy is highly subjective and changing quickly. 'It’s really easy to identify cheugy things o...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Law, New York Times, Slang, Springfield MO, Ann Althouse, Alex Lugger


Why do the Carters look tiny compared to the Bidens in this photo?

We're pleased to share this wonderful photo from the @POTUS and @FLOTUS visit to see the Carters in Plains, Ga.! Thank you President and Mrs. Biden! pic.twitter.com/QcA33iUev4— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) May 4, 2021 It's true that people get shorter in their golden years, but this photo makes it look like Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter are starring in a remake of The Incredible Shrinking Man. — Read the rest
Tags: Photography, Video, News, Jimmy, Bidens, Carters, Rosalyn Carter, Mrs Biden


Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for users who are hard of hearing or deaf to engage with video content, it also offers a way for users to watch videos when they’re somewhere they don’t want to have their sound on — and either don’t want to wear or don’t have access to headphones or earbuds. To use the feature, creators w...
Tags: Social, Videos, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Media, Instagram, Tech, Mit, Accessibility, Creators, Stories, Deaf, Captions, Reels


Check Yourself (with Rachel Rodgers) – Episode 18 of Professional Troublemaker

This week on Professional Troublemaker, I’m CEO and founder of Hello Seven, the amazing Rachel Rodgers. I’m excited for you to hear this conversation with Rachel, because she is ABSOLUTELY a professional troublemaker. As a business coach, attorney, CEO, Black woman, working mother, and self-made millionaire, Rachel is known for her blunt, sensible advice and for calling out the elephant in the room—whether it’s racism, misogyny, or centuries of unfair legal practices that have stripped fina...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Instagram, Humor, Rachel, Rachel Rodgers, Professional Troublemaker


Accessibility on Social Media; Tips for Ensuring Your Social Content is Accessible

Quick question – is your social media team taking the necessary steps to ensure your social content is accessible to all audiences, including those with sensory disabilities? Today, there are 466 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss and 2.2 billion people that have a vision impairment or experience blindness. If your social teams aren’t taking the extra steps to create an accessible experience for everyone on social media, you’re excluding billions of people from being abl...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Emojis, Unicode, Content Creation, St Petersburg College, ASCII, Ignite Social Media, Facebook Instagram LinkedIn, Alexa Heinrich, Alexa Heinrich Social Media


Clubhouse put a big bullseye on social audio

I’ve previously written about Clubhouse (What makes Clubhouse great and what may cause its demise). Perhaps it’s boredom, or Zoom fatigue, but there’s something quite appealing these days about having social conversations without turning on a camera. The early buzz of Clubhouse (despite being invite-only and iOS having a total reach of about 2 million users) along with the rising popularity of podcasts has shown that consumers crave social audio interactions and that there’s plenty of room f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, La, Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Reddit, Hotline, Jam, Voice Chat, Locker Room, LionTree, Aryeh Bourkoff, Stuart Butterfield


Live video platform Bright lets you Zoom with your favorite creators

What if you could Zoom with your favorite creator and ask them questions? That’s the promise of Bright, the new live video platform launching today from co-founders Guy Oseary and early YouTube product manager Michael Powers. The service, built on top of Zoom, allows fans to engage in live, face-to-face video sessions with creators, ask questions and even join creators on a virtual stage for a more personal and direct learning experience. Though the startup has some similarities to voice chat ap...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Apps, Video, Instagram, Youtube, La, Social Media, Tech, Creators, Gm, Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Dern, Facetime


Courteney Cox delights fans with rare family video from sprawling Malibu garden

Courteney Cox channelled Monica Gellar in a fun new video posted on Instagram over the...
Tags: Instagram, Courteney Cox, Monica Gellar, Malibu garden


10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, House, New York Times, Bill Gates


Why do the Carters look so tiny alongside Joe Biden and his wife Jill in this picture?

You don’t need special gear to create this optical trickery. If you have an iPhone 11 or 12 you too can loom large over a former US presidentHi Carly. As our resident photography expert, I have a question. Something about this photo featuring Joe and Jill Biden and former president Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter seems … off?It sure does. Where to begin … The scale of Biden v Rosalynn is very unusual – he looks three times the size of her and even though the natural physical c...
Tags: Photography, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Jimmy Carter, Biden, Joe, Jill, Jill Biden, Carters, Rosalynn, Rosalynn Carter



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