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‘I Wish We Could Connect on This Level.’ Memes Still Aren’t Accessible to People Who Are Blind. What’s Being Done About It?

If you’ve spent a lot of time on the internet in the last decade, you might immediately recognize this description: a toddler clenches his fist in front of a determined-looking face. “Success kid” is one of the most popular online memes in history. But for the 2.2 billion people worldwide who report visual impairments or blindness, according to the World Health Organization, it is just one of thousands of images on the internet that are essentially illegible to anyone without full vision. A...
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Social Media, Accessibility, Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Memes, Reddit, World Health Organization, Columbia University, Brad Pitt, Donald Trump


FBI Investigating Whether Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother

The FBI is looking into reports that Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) married her brother in order to ease his immigration to the U.S., the New York Post reported on Sunday.Two agents interviewed a person with knowledge of the case in Minnesota in mid-October. The person presented a trove of documents relating to the marriage of Omar and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009.A number of right-wing blogs have for years posited that Elmi, a British citizen, is Omar's brother based on a years-old In...
Tags: New York Post, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Israel, Fbi, Michigan, Omar, Nairobi Kenya, Hirsi, Ilhan Omar, Elmi, Rashida Tlaib, Tlaib, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, Elmi Omar


The 7 types of social-media influencers, from 'nano' to 'macro,' explained by a top marketing agency

The influencer-marketing industry is projected to be worth up to $15 billion by 2022, and creators with a range of follower counts are making money from it. The influencer-marketing agency Viral Nation classifies influencers into seven tiers using terms like nano, micro, and macro. Classification methods like this help marketers and influencers determine how much content is worth for a brand campaign, and help define a social star's influence. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Whether you...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Nano, Vine, Will Smith, Brown, Patton, Megan Batoon, Liza Koshy, Batoon, YouTube Now, Joe Gagliese, YouTube Instagram and Twitter, YouTube Originals, Caitlin Patton


Get ready to see Spotify’s looping videos on Instagram

Following Spotify’s confirmation of a new Stories feature, initially being tested by social media influencers, the company this morning announced it will now allow artists to reach their Instagram fan bases in a new way, too. However, in this case, they aren’t creating Spotify Stories they can market elsewhere on their social media, but instead are able to share their unique video art from Spotify’s Canvas feature directly to their Instagram. Canvas launched into beta last fall, allowing artists...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Tech, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Instagram Canvas


Jeff Bezos' nudes were reportedly leaked when his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez sent them to her brother, in a new twist to the dramatic saga — here's everything we know so far (AMZN)

A New York Times report alleges that intimate photos leaked to the National Enquirer of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, came from messages Sanchez sent to her brother. This is the latest update in the complicated saga regarding Bezos' love life, which first gained attention after the Amazon CEO announced in January 2019 that he was getting divorced. This new development comes shortly after Bezos' phone was likely hacked by Mohammed bin Salman, crow...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Diane Von Furstenberg, Guardian, Un, Cbs, Fox News


T.I. Pays Homage to Wife & Kids After Tragic Death of Kobe Bryant & Daughter Gianna…

Clifford “T.I.” Harris is not one to mince words and it seems he’s using his extensive vocabulary to honor his family publicly. It’s no secret that the popular entertainer and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris have had their share of ups and downs, but it seems that the tragic loss of NBA great Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant, has put family into perspective for the rap star. [Disclaimer: This is an open post. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderat...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Instagram, Atlanta, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Gianna, Tameka 'Tiny' Harris, Jill Scott, Atlanta Gossip, Celebrity Kids, Clifford T I Harris, OPEN POST, Zonnique Pullins, Gianna Bryant


Uber Eats India witnessed 1M players of Instagram Stories AR game

Uber Eats India last month created an augmented reality (AR) game for Instagram Stories that saw more than 1 million players vying for a chance to win a year of free food. The AR game relied on the app's face-scanning features to tell when entrants blinked to score points — and when they blinked at the wrong time, which counted against the limit of three lives.  The prize of free food was another key incentive in driving engagement with potential customers, while helping to build an Instagram fo...
Tags: Business, Instagram, India, Ar, Growth & Marketing


Kim Kardashian sued for posting photo of herself to Instagram, hires personal photographer to share his photos from now on

Kim Kardashian seems to be following the celebrity trend of posting photos of herself to Instagram without photographer’s permission. And just like many celebrities before her – she got sued over it. Photographer Saeed Bolden is suing Kardashian after she shared a photo that she took of her and Kanye West. Funnily enough, she hired […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Celebrities, Kim Kardashian, News, Instagram, Celebrity, Kardashian, Paparazzi, Celebrity Photography, Saeed Bolden, Kanye West Funnily


Byte, the US homegrown competitor to TikTok, admitted to a huge bot problem just 2 days after launching

Byte, the new 6-second video app from Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann, admitted to a serious bot problem just two days after its release. Byte launched on Friday for the iPhone and on Android and lets users create six-second, looping videos. But early users have complained of numerous bot-generated spam comments being left under their posts. In a blog post published Sunday, Hofmann said Byte was aware of the problems and has made resolving them its "top priority." Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Instagram, US, Trends, Linkedin, Vine, Ryan Gosling, Shawn Mendes, Dom Hofmann, Manu, Hofmann, Watch Google, Logan Paul, Tiktok, Instagram Byte


RIP Kobe. Thank You, Kobe!

So last night, I was in the zone where I was sad and angry and depressed. About things and life in general. To a point where I was questioning the meaning of life and all that. I was whiling away time on Twitter and Instagram and other things that you use to kill time when you are sad. No, I do not enjoy human company when I am in a mood like that.And while on twitter, I saw this tweet.Now, I don't know Kobe. But I knew of Kobe. I do not follow Basketball per se but I do know of his name. And Ma...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Life, India, Sports, America, Iran, Rip, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Clay, Kobe, Gianna, Clayton Christensen, Steve Jobs Jeff Bezos, Kobe Thank You Kobe


The Platform Exceptionalism of YouTube

The major social media services are often described as fundamental platforms of the internet age. The companies that control these services use this argument to justify their astronomical valuations, and their critics use it to validate the need for regulatory intervention. As longtime readers know, I’m often skeptical of this digital deification. Services like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram aren’t really platforms: instead of providing core functionalities on which others can build ...
Tags: Instagram, College, Uncategorized, Netflix, Jack Dorsey, Adam Savage, Facebook Twitter, Frankenstein, Facebook Instagram and Twitter


Kobe Bryant’s death leaves Jerry West, NBA community in shock

Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday left all of basketball heartbroken and reeling. Bryant, 41, was among nine people killed, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, when the helicopter they were on crashed along a Calabasas hillside. “The news we’ve all received today is the most devastating news that anyone can imagine,” Hall of Famer Jerry West said in a statement. “I am so saddened for Kobe’s parents, Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, Capri, Kobe’s sisters and all of the NBA fans that hold Kobe in the...
Tags: Instagram, La, Boston, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Gigi, Michael Jordan, San Diego, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Rivers


GOOD EATS - Dad's "Secret Recipe" Chicken Fried Rice

Last weekend my parents stopped by on their way to Florida to do the snowbird thing for a few weeks.  Time with my folks always seems to involve making a few meals that I loved as a child that now my wife and children look forward to as well.  At the top of the list is my dad's chicken fried rice.The short story on how he came across this recipe was that years ago he was in car battery sales and walked into the service area of a client's shop to smell something good was cooking for lunch.  The o...
Tags: Florida, Cook, Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Boneless Chicken Breasts, Cups of Uncooked White Rice, BACON Dice


'I stand with Greta': Mnuhcin's wife defends teen activist after husband tells her to get a degree

Louise Linton later deleted the post. But on her Instagram story, she wrote, "I am not my husband," and, "I happen to love Greta."
Tags: News, Instagram, Greta, Louise Linton, Mnuhcin


‘Save Yourselves!’ Review: A Couple Goes Off the Grid Just as Aliens Arrive [Sundance 2020]

We’re all addicted to our phones. Whether it’s because we need the dopamine hit of receiving Twitter faves or Instagram likes, or just a gnawing need to constantly be connected, the addiction is very real. Save Yourselves!, the new sci-fi comedy from writer/directors Eleanor Wilson and Alex H. Fischer, preys on the FOMO you get if you don’t look at your phone for several hours, blowing it up into a worst case scenario. What if, instead of just a couple of missed notifications, you missed news a...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Movies, Instagram, New York City, Sci-fi, SU, Features, Movie Reviews, New Orleans, Patagonia, Jack, Search Party, Sundance, Yankee Stadium, Reynolds


Use Your Tax Refund To Stop Living paycheck to Paycheck

Tax day is in just a few months for us in the United States. Every year, around this time, we start to see the arrival of tax related posts on our Facebook feeds, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Social media is ripe with everyone updating and uploading photos showing off all the amazing new “stuff” they got with their tax refund. Some folks get a new car, they go on fancy family vacation (think Disney or a cruise), they do extravagant home renovations, they buy new furniture or appliances… thin...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Parenting, Disney, US, Frugal Green, United States Every




Sundance: In Miss Americana, Taylor Swift demotes the Internet

In nearly a decade of attending Sundance, I’ve never seen a scene like the premiere of the documentary Miss Americana, detailing the last year and a half or so of Taylor Swift’s life. The crowd before letting into the theater was huge, blistering with rumors about whether or not there was so many guests and press that there wouldn’t be room for ticketed attendees and whispers about which door Swift would use when arriving. A large crowd of hopeful waitlister fans, largely young women (not ext...
Tags: Android, TC, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Tech, Albums, X, Tennessee, United Nations, Musicians, Red, Lady Gaga, Taylor, Swift, Internet Culture, Blackburn


Why Digital Transformation Is The Key To Sustainable Sales In 2020

by Tiffany Ruder “Digital transformation” was a buzzword throughout 2019, but 2020 is when we’re going to see its real impact. As the amount of time that we all spend online continues to increase, digital transformation has become crucial for sales growth into the next decade. First of all, you need to understand what digital transformation is. It’s more than simply using a computer. It means integrating digital technology into every aspect of business, including sales channels. Just like the i...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Digital Transformation, Instagram, Digital, Sales, Business Growth, Customers, Others, Twitter Instagram Facebook, Boulder CO, Amazon eBay Wish, Sustainable Sales, Tiffany Ruder


Here's how an ex-CIA officer and a tech entrepreneur are using AI to hunt sex traffickers on Super Bowl Sunday

Emil Mikhailov, founder of XIX, a computer vision startup, and Nic McKinley, founder of Deliver Fund, a nonprofit started by an ex-CIA agent, have teamed up to use AI to fight human trafficking. Deliver Fund uses XIX's technology to scan and analyze massive numbers of online images to identify and expose sex trafficking rings. The XIX platform looks for "signals" in the photos — visual elements that suggest a link to the illicit sex trade. "Human traffickers oftentimes will brand their victims...
Tags: Instagram, Minneapolis, Navy, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Intel, Afghanistan, Canada, United States, Moscow, Kenya, Dallas, Miami, Cia


‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ shocker: Tamra and Vicki leaving the show

Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge are Housewives no more. Check that: They may still technically be housewives, but Vicki has downed her last shot of tequila and Tamra has skinnied her last dip as members of the cast of “The Real Housewives Of Orange County.” “I will always be the OG of the OC but it’s time to say goodbye to ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,’” Vicki tweeted Friday afternoon. “It’s been a wild 12 years but it’s time to move on,” Tamra wrote on Instagram on Saturday under a pho...
Tags: Instagram, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bravo, Orange County, Vicki, OG, Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra, Eddie Judge, Top Stories OCR, Movies + TV, Braunwyn Windham Burke


Dancing on Ice star James Jordan goes shopping for baby daughter ahead of her arrival

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan posted an adorable photo to Instagram this...
Tags: Instagram, James Jordan


The life and career rise of Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook exec behind 'like' counts disappearing

Adam Mosseri has now been the head of Instagram for over a year, since the photo-sharing app's cofounders abruptly left their jobs at Facebook. Mosseri, 36, has pushed changes on Instagram meant to curb bullying and improve users' mental health. His most notable measure has been testing the removal of public likes from the platform, which could roll out to everyone in 2020. Here's everything you need to know about the head of Instagram: an employee at Facebook for more than a decade, a "close ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Jesus, West Coast, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Zuckerberg, New York University, Nyu, Nico


10 Tips for Successfully Navigating Major Business Changes

If you run a business for a long period of time, you’re going to need to pivot or change at some point. Whether you’re changing the name or the marketing tactics you use, navigating those changes successfully is a must. Members of the online small business community have plenty of experience in this area. Read on for tips to help you navigate some of the challenges that go along with making changes to your business. Learn How to Change the Name of an LLC Forming an LLC can be useful for busin...
Tags: Instagram, Sales, Neil Patel, Social Media Examiner, Michael Stelzner, Joel Libava, Small Business Operations, Erik Emanuelli, Nellie Akalp, Chris Silver Smith, Lisa Sicard, Matthew May, Omni Channel Customer, Cydney Hoffnagle


With a new LA office and a forthcoming creator studio, TikTok is poised to take on Instagram and YouTube (GOOG, FB)

Short-form video app TikTok just announced it would open a studio for creators. TikTok, which is owned by the China-based company ByteDance, also recently opened an office in Los Angeles and i for a US CEO. Building up US operations may be a sign that TikTok might be looking to take on social media giants Instagram and YouTube. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Short video app TikTok announced on Wednesday that it would open a content creation studio this summer. With a new ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Navy, Youtube, La, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Snapchat, Army, Tokyo, North America, Cnbc


Lyman Makes Automated Reloading Affordable with Dillon Autodrives from Mark 7

The Dillion 650/750 Pro and Dillion RL 1050/Super 1050 Pro come with a tablet and sensors to upgrade your reloading program. Lyman Products Dillon Autodrive Middletown, Conn. (Ammoland.com) – Lyman Products showcased Mark 7® Reloading autodrives at their booth at the 2020 SHOT Show, held Jan. 21 – 24, 2020, at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. These two autodrives are designed to work with Dillon presses, incorporating the latest digital technologies to increase efficiency, ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Guns, US, Mark, CNC, Las Vegas Nevada, Lyman, Dillon, Facebook YouTube, Ammunition News, Shooting Industry News, Sands Convention Center, Lyman Products, Mark 7, United States Practical Shooting Association USPSA


How Danny Pellegrino turned his “Housewives” obsession into a full-time career

Danny Pellegrino, Tom Sandoval, and Ariana Madix at the book signing for “Fancy AF Cocktails.” When Bravo put on its first fan convention in New York City last November, lines wrapped around the block as hopeful viewers tried to catch a glimpse of Lisa Vanderpump in the flesh or to see Ramona Singer get into a tiff with a co-star live and in person. But through all the excitement of potential Bravolebrity sightings, there was another name on everybody’s lips: Danny Pellegrino, a podcaster...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Entertainment, Real Housewives Of Atlanta, New York City, Lifestyle, Bravo, Daniel Levy, Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Ohio, Alyson Hannigan, Vanderpump Rules, Orange County, Eddie, John Mayer, Ad Friendly


5 alternatives to Instagram and Facebook for photographers

Frustrated with algorithms and ads? Here are five alternatives to social media for sharing your work online.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Photography, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Flickr, Squarespace, 500px, Behance, Vero, Format


Instagram wants to be both YouTube and TikTok, but it’s succeeding at neither

Instagram's removal of the IGTV button on its main app signals the video platform's troubles with competitors.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, IGTV, Tiktok