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Instagram is now bigger than Twitter

2014-12-11 06:58

Instagram, the photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday it has more than 300 million users.

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We speak to Mike Wronski, MD of Fuseware, whose organisation - together with World Wide Worx - researched and compiled the SA Social Media Landscape 2015 study. He describes the massive uptake of South Africans on Instagram. Watch.

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Actress shares 'fun for the whole family' breastfeeding selfie

2014-06-10 14:58

While the people over at Instagram still think breastfeeding is soft porn, Jaime King wants us to know that it’s not taboo.

Facebook giving smartphone app an ear for music

2014-05-21 22:35

Facebook says its mobile application will be getting an ear for music, as well as for film or television show sound tracks.

Squirrel goes nuts over selfie

2014-05-02 08:41

A photo op with a squirrel that went awry has left a teenager flustered but unhurt.

Instagram photo-sharing service goes down

2014-04-12 22:31

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram has gone down, as frustrated users quickly turned to social network Twitter and other web sites to share their complaints.

The #Aftersex selfie trend has gone viral. Ew.

2014-04-01 18:13

Yeah. So people are doing that now. What’s next? Posting pics of themselves while doing the deed? Oh wait…

Outcry after US man tattoos dog

2014-03-07 10:34

A US tattoo artist is making world headlines for tattooing his dog according to an Instagram posting, while the animal was under anaesthesia following a medical procedure.

US soldier’s Instgram pic sparks outrage

2014-02-19 21:07

A photograph showing soldiers clowning around an empty, flag-draped coffin, has sparked a furore online, with people saying it's disrespectful of veterans and those killed in action.

Filthy rich poker player shares his flashy life on Instagram

2013-12-03 12:28

Dan Bilzerian, a successful poker player worth $100m, loves sharing the high life with his Instagram followers. Cash, guns and babes are all in a day's work for this multimillionaire.

#Look, no hands: Car selfie craze

2013-11-04 10:37

What could be more distracting than texting while driving? A reckless trend has gripped Instagram as drivers post ‘selfies’ taken at the wheel. Toyota released an advert ‘Don’t shoot and drive'.

RiRi posts raunchy behind-the-scenes pics from music video

2013-09-30 12:37

Bad girl Rihanna has posted on her Instagram profile some raunchy photos from the set of Pour It Up, her never-released music video.

Miley gets weird foot tattoo

2013-09-25 13:02

Miley Cyrus posted an Instagram photo of her latest tattoo - the words "Rolling $tone" underneath both her feet.

Kim Kardashian keen to ditch her family

2013-09-19 22:00

Kim Kardashian is distancing herself from her family in a bid to become a fashion icon and will keep her life strictly confidential when her reality show returns.

Instagrammed lives of celebs

2013-07-23 09:50

Another social media must-have, Celebs filter their personal lives through the popular Instagram photo app.

Selfie - be your own paparazzi

2013-06-25 23:17

The raunchy, goofy, poignant, sexy or drunken self-portrait has been a common sight since phone camera met social media.

Bieber, Gaga, Obama rule Webby awards

2013-05-02 12:45

Celebrities including Justin Bieber, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga and Barack Obama are among the slew of winners at this year's annual Webby Awards, the annual honours for excellence on the internet.

Madonna bares cleavage on Instagram

2013-02-12 08:53

Madonna has joined photo sharing social network Instagram and immediately caused controversy with by posting a cleavage-baring picture.

Lena Dunham's heart breaks for Rihanna

2013-01-24 17:58

Lena Dunham has spoken out about Rihanna's reconciliation with Chris Brown and says it "cracks [her] heart in half" to see photos of them smoking marijuana on Instagram.

FB to charge for some message delivery

2012-12-21 14:22

Facebook has begun testing the feasibility of charging to guarantee that messages from strangers make it into inboxes of intended recipients at the social network.

Instagram has 'no plans' to sell user photos

2012-12-19 10:00

Photo sharing service Instagram says it has "no plans" to incorporate user photos into ads, in response to a growing public outcry over new privacy policies.

Instagram could coin it from user pics

2012-12-18 22:00

Facebook will be changing the rules of Instagram, allowing photos to be be used in advertising, without reference to the owner, with all the payments going to Instagram.

Jaden Smith denies swearing at fan online

2012-12-05 20:12

Jaden Smith has denied posting a profanity-laden rant at a female Instagram fan and some of his fans believe the messages came from a parody account.

Instagram photos get Facebook feel

2012-11-06 09:40

Instagram has begun rolling out online profiles that let people showcase themselves and photos they've taken with the smartphone application.

 

Selfies driving up demand for plastic surgery

2014-12-01 16:00

Selfies have risen in popularity along with smartphones and social media sites, resulting in a growing number of people turning to plastic surgeons.

Leonardo DiCaprio joins Instagram! Check out his first posts here!

2014-09-25 11:28

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has joined Instagram and kick-started his account with two pictures from the United Nations General Assembly on climate in New York City.

Cute and prickly: Hedgehogs are trending as pets

2014-06-02 16:08

Hedgehogs have been steadily growing in popularity across the United States, despite laws in at least six states banning or restricting them as pets.

Social media key for terror groups - study

2014-05-14 21:36

Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks.

The #Aftersex selfie trend has gone viral. Ew.

2014-04-02 13:30

Yeah. So people are doing that now. What’s next? Posting pics of themselves while doing the deed? Oh wait…

US student arrested for 'trying to join qaeda'

2014-03-18 13:20

A California student has been arrested near the US-Canada border and is accused of plotting to help a terror group and join al-Qaeda, as well as talking about attacking Los Angeles.

Facebook prohibits illegal gun sales

2014-03-06 12:54

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook has agreed to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.

Indonesian first lady sorry for Instagram rants

2014-01-22 15:40

Indonesia's first lady has apologised to her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers after a series of angry outbursts on the smartphone photo-sharing service.

Oxford reveals the word of the year

2013-11-19 08:53

Kim Kardashian shared one of her post-pregnancy body and Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo - can you guess what the word of the year is?

Ag siesa Ke$ha!!

2013-10-07 12:14

After Miley's dance moves and Rihanna's stripper-anthem-music-video, it would seem wearing as little as possible and going all stripper is the new rage.

Celeb selfies reloaded

2013-09-26 13:35

Selfies have taken over photo-sharing social media, so we took a second look at the latest celeb selfies.

Rihanna's pose with primate leads to arrests

2013-09-23 12:55

Rihanna's snuggle with protected wildlife in an Instagram pic has led to the arrest of two men.

The Jenners - Like mother like daughter

2013-09-16 21:00

Kris Jenner won't let her teenage daughter Kendall upstage her when it comes to hot bikini bodies.

Instagram filters movie trailers

2013-07-16 17:43

Instagram has posted its first trailer video for Jobs, a biopic about the life of Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs.

Justin Bieber has a whoops down stairs

2013-06-25 10:07

Justin Bieber has tumbled down a flight of stairs during a photo shoot for Adidas, leaving him with a cut neck and a bruised ego.

Instagram frames users' pictures

2013-02-06 11:03

Facebook-owned Instagram began letting a freshly launched website serve as a gallery for images taken by users of the smartphone photo-sharing service.

Instagram sued over contract changes

2012-12-25 12:08

A lawsuit filed in San Francisco seeks to stop Instagram from changing its terms of service, saying the Facebook-owned smartphone photo-sharing service is breaching its contract with users.

Instagram retreats on some service terms

2012-12-21 08:48

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, has retreated from some of the controversial changes in its terms of service that prompted a fierce backlash from users.

Celebs ditching Instagram over privacy

2012-12-19 09:48

Photo-sharing app Instagram has been subjected to a flood of backlash from celebrities who are threatening to delete their accounts after the company proposed a new privacy policy.

Instagram, Twitter photo feud

2012-12-10 22:19

A social media feud between Twitter and Instagram has escalated as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service made it impossible for internet users to integrate images from tweets.

Instagram web profile causes concern

2012-11-08 14:04

Instagram's partnership with Facebook that allows online profiles may be a breach of privacy regulations as the default setting appears to be open.

Instagram officially part of Facebook

2012-09-07 07:44

Instagram has became part of Facebook as the social network completed its billion-dollar acquisition of the smartphone photo-sharing service.

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