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Post image for The Tyranny of the Instagram Square Is Over!

Instagram has broken its self-imposed mold and is now allowing users to bypass the square photo format in favor of landscape and portrait-oriented images.

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Post image for In Germany, Your #Foodporn Is Now the Property of the Chef

Think twice before you Instagram your Michelin star-studded meal — at least, if you’re dining in Germany, where even the food on your plate may be subject to copyright law.

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Post image for The San Francisco Police Department Has an Instagram Officer

If The Wire ran on television today, one of the characters would probably be an Instagram officer.

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Post image for Instagram Deletes Activist Account After #KKKorGOP Posts

Last night, the activist group Dream Defenders contributed to the first GOP debate through Instagram, posting on its account collaged images of Republican candidates and members of the KKK, tagged #KKKorGOP.

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Post image for How MoMA Workers Are Using Instagram to Put Faces on Contract Negotiations

Ever since the Museum of Modern Art’s contract negotiations with members of the United Autoworkers Local 2110 took a very public turn earlier this month, the Instagram account @MoMALocal2110 has been telling the stories of workers who would be affected by the proposed healthcare cuts.

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Post image for Talks Between the MoMA and Its Workers Stall Following Protest

A demonstration on Tuesday by workers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) did little to advance negotiations between a union representing over 200 employees at the institution and museum administrators, who are maintaining their call for a cut to employee healthcare coverage.

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Post image for Does Adding Filters Make Your Photos More or Less Popular?

Filters, those in-camera photo editing presets that turn your so-so iPhone snapshots into Cartier-Bresson-esque encapsulations of the human spirit, have a direct impact on the popularity of the images shared on social media.

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Post image for Woman Found Guilty of Criminal Harassment for Instagramming Street Art

Jennifer Pawluck, the Montrealer who was arrested in 2013 for posting a photo of a piece of street art on Instagram, has been convicted of criminal harassment and, on Thursday, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 18 months probation.

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Articles

Are Emojis a Language?

by Becca Rothfeld on May 6, 2015

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Do emoji, which comprise so much of our textual communication, really constitute a language?

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Post image for Miss Your Disposable Camera? There’s an App for That

If we’re so fed up with the performativity that accompanies technological advances in photography, why don’t we just trash our iPhones and revert to real Polaroids?

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