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FTC warns Instagram influencers to disclose business ties

The Federal Trade Commission today sent warning letters to 21 influential Instagram users to tell them to disclose their business interests when sharing paid posts about brands or advertisers. Letters sent today cite specific posts by Instagram influencers the FTC believes may violate its Endorsement Guides. FTC complaints can come with a fine of about $ 40,000. “The letters ask that ... Read More »

Nude blogger thanks Instagram for suspending her account and proving her point about censorship


A nude Instagram blogger whose account was suspended and subsequently reinstated has posted a message for “social media giants” and their nudity guidelines.  SEE ALSO: Two female artists are on a mission to collect 1,001 beautiful butts Body positive blogger Jessa O’Brien—creator of The Nude Blogger Instagram account—had her account suspended three weeks ago after someone reported her profile. After ... Read More »

Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook, says eMarketer


 Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults which is contributing to generally slowing growth for the platform, according to the latest projections from research firm eMarketer. Read More Social – TechCrunch Read More »

Instagram tests letting you add a friend to your live video

Starting today, Instagram is allowing a select group of users invite a friend to join an Instagram live video broadcast. To add a person to an Instagram live video, check to see if you have a new icon in the bottom right hand corner while you are livestreaming. Just like other Instagram live video, friends can comment, watch, or follow ... Read More »

Facebook’s revenue growth falters even as WhatsApp and Instagram surge

Nobody can engage users at a global scale like Facebook. Not only did Facebook’s monthly active users top 2 billion last quarter, the company also said that Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Stories — two Snapchat-killers in its portfolio — each have 250 million daily active users. WhatsApp itself has 1 billion daily users. Yet Facebook is throttling back its monetization ... Read More »

Online Ad Costs, Instagram for Restaurants & More Top Stories from July

It’s hard to believe it’s almost August already. Before long, we’ll be lamenting summer trips not taken, paperbacks left unread, beaches not visited.   Summer’s not quite done with us yet, however, and we have just enough time to look back at which posts were the most popular with our readers this month. So, whether you’re on a well-deserved vacation ... Read More »

The secret code of personal gain lurking in the Kardashians’ Instagram comments


When a member of the Kardashian family posts on Instagram, the world pays attention.  But, venture into the comments section, and you won’t find countless declarations of admiration from devotees, you’ll see endless streams of words that you might not be familiar with.  Scroll through the comments on Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie or Kendall’s Instagram posts, and you’ll find a ... Read More »

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