Photographer Sean Tucker pulls no punches in sharing his insights about Instagram. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUfvHioNs_A&w=960&h=540]Continue Reading
I recently did a little site update. The biggest change was connecting it to my Micro.blog and syndicating the posts here. Micro.blog, in turn, picked up my Instagram posts, routing them over here as well. This was done using a cool, little service called OwnYourGram.
Though a brilliant (and free!) initiative, it didn’t work very well. It was hard to keep track of just when it would reroute my pics, and the other day it stopped working completely. The error message was kinda vague, so I have no idea who’s to blame – might be OwnYourGram, might be micro.blog… might be me.
Anyway, I’d recently set up Zapier to tell Netlify to update my site whenever I’d posted something new to micro.blog, so I thought I’d check if it could also do my Instagram sharing for me. Turns out it could!
I don't post to Instagram as often as I used to. I prefer to post images to my website first. But I thought it would be useful to pull in my Instagram updates to micro.blog. My Instagram is set to point to my WordPress.org website for "backfeed" responses. OwnYourGram is not a solution for me.…Continue Reading
In an effort to contain misinformation and extremism that have spread across the platforms, Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have banned Alex Jones, Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Paul Nehlen under their policies against dangerous individuals and organizations. They also banned the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements.
Infowars is subject to the strictest ban. Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing Infowars videos, radio segments, or articles (unless the post is explicitly condemning the content), and Facebook will also remove any groups set up to share Infowars content and events promoting any of the banned extremist figures, according to a company spokesperson. (Twitter, YouTube, and Apple have also banned Jones and Infowars.)
Oh, happy day!Continue Reading
I deleted all of my Facebook posts last week. I deleted my Google+ posts too. They were pretty much all here on my web site too, so nothing was truly lost, but I still feel a bit lighter, somehow.
I deleted my Google+, Tumblr, EyeEm, mastodon.social, and 500px accounts last year. I was not using these accounts at all so I didn't feel a loss. Google+ was shutting down anyway. Like Ryan, Facebook is the only place I can catch-up family and friends. As Ryan stated, "Facebook is still basically a public utility." What…Continue Reading