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Instagram just introduced the feature everyone's been asking for

Instagram announced today that it is "thinking outside the square" and will now allow users to post in both landscape and portrait format.

San Francisco has 'Instagram officer'

San Francisco - Late last month, an appeals court in California affirmed a firearms conviction that used Instagram photos as evidence. The court documents also revealed that the San Francisco Police Department has at least one officer dubbed an “Instagram officer.

Op-Ed: Woman's response to body-shaming Tinder suitor goes viral

When Michelle Thomas went on a date with a man she'd met on dating app Tinder in late June, it seemed to be a nice outing. The evening went from drinks to dinner to a night on the town and then ended with a kiss.

Instagram account shames drivers who park badly

A Los Angeles resident is firing back at people who can't park by shaming them on Instagram. Andria Farrell, 32, started @ParkingSpotShaming out of sheer frustration with the parking situation in LA.

Instagram to start sending 'Highlights' emails to inactive users

Photo-sharing app Instagram is now rolling out a new feature that copies other rival social networks by sending inactive users regular digests of what they have missed. New "Highlights" emails feature some of the best unseen photos in a users' feed.

Artist sells other peoples' Instagram photos for $100k in NYC

An artist is exhibiting and selling other peoples' Instagram photos without permission in New York City right now. With prices reaching as much as $100k, the story is drawing controversy and criticism as a copyright loophole means it could all be legal.

Elephant grabs B.C. man's GoPro, snaps adorable 'elphie'

Vancouver - An enterprising elephant grabbed a Vancouver tourist's GoPro camera and snapped an "elphie" with the student. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity for Christian LeBlanc, a University of British Columbia student.

Instagram insult leads to teacher firing Special

Longmont - A Colorado visual arts teacher has been fired after insulting a student by posting a picture of a student on the social media website on Instagram.

Op-Ed: Trashy Instagram account humiliates Sydney homeless

Sydney - An Instagram account called “Murder Mall” has decided to go Nazi by picking on homeless people as targets in Sydney. Social workers are furious, and local media is less than impressed.

Lizard Squad hacks Taylor Swift's Twitter, Instagram accounts

Taylor Swift appears to the be the latest victim of the infamous Lizard Squad hacking group. Her Twitter and Instagram accounts were compromised early Tuesday afternoon.

Supermodel Kristina Pimenova, 9, 'most beautiful girl in world'

Moscow - Meet Russian child star Kristina Pimenova, 9, "the most beautiful girl in the world." Kristina is the subject of a raging controversy over the age appropriateness of her status as a supermodel. Critics are alleging that her handlers are "sexualizing" her.

People are now spending 21 minutes a day on Instagram

Facebook announced a lot of updated user numbers during its third quarter earnings call Tuesday evening. For example, 1.35 billion people now use Facebook every month, and 703 million people use Facebook on their mobile devices every day.

Spain's National Police gain interest on Instagram with hunky cop

Madrid - Spain's National Police have been beefing up their social media presence recently. Having already gained a huge following on Twitter, they are now a great hit on Instagram, after posting a photo of a muscular and very attractive anti-riot police officer.

Teacher captures stunning photo of great white shark

Swiftly spreading across the Web is this photo of a hungry great white shark taken by New Jersey elementary school teacher Amanda Brewer. “I wasn’t even a little bit frightened,” she said in an interview.

Notting Hill Carnival 2014 – As seen on Instagram

This year the Notting Hill Carnival was a huge success and was a great time for music and dancing in West London. What will happen for next year?

Blackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.

Instagram announces adverts are coming to UK, Canada & Australia

Following a successful trial in the US last year, photo-sharing network Instagram has announced that uses in the UK, Canada and Australia will all be seeing adverts appearing in the app "later this year".

Adult woman poses as 15-year-old student, arrested

Longview - A woman in her 30s is in police custody after being outed for posing as a 15-year-old teenager for almost an entire school year.

Op-Ed: Is James Franco’s Instagramming turning into an addiction?

Soon after posting a photo of himself almost completely in the nude on Instagram last Thursday, James Franco was quick to take it down.

Instagram photo-sharing service goes down

Washington - Popular photo-sharing site Instagram was not working Saturday, as frustrated users quickly turned to social network Twitter and other web sites to share their complaints.

James Franco apologizes for flirting with teen girl on Instagram

Actor James Franco apologized Friday after realizing that a girl he had recently tried to seduce via Instagram was, in fact, only 17 years old.

Instagram closing gap with Twitter in US, survey says

New York - Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, has almost caught up with Twitter's number of US users.The market research firm eMarketer said in a report Thursday that nearly 35 million people in America accessed Instagram at least once each mont...

Daily Relief: Thursday 27 March

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes a new selfie movement, family photos from the most notorious criminal family and one of the scariest short films of all time.

Therapeutic Solutions notes social media marketing possibilities Special

Merrick - Social media methodologies and marketing strategies in preventative medicine proved their value in an interview with Jamie Rockwin, president of Therapeutic Solutions Physical Therapy.

Photographer makes $15K in just one day on Instagram

Photographer Daniel Arnold posted a simple message on his Instagram account to see whether his 22,000 followers would be interested in buying his work. The result was astounding.

Rainbow on Venus: ESA captures 'Glory' on Instagram

Paris - A rainbow-like item called a "glory" was identified in Venus Tuesday (March 11) by the European Space Agency. This is the first time a glory has been "fully imaged"on another planet.

Instagram signs deal with major ad agency

San Francisco - Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram on Friday said it has landed its first deal with a major ad agency.The leading social network wouldn't disclose financial aspects of the alliance with Omnicom, but online reports indicated it could be wort...

The new Legends of Oz trailer that made @MsLeaMichele 'happy'

On the Instagram account of esteemed performer Lea Michele, it was announced via photo that the actress of Glee fame is "Happy to share" that the new trailer for Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return was expected out exclusively on Yahoo! Movies.

Insta-photographer: 4 Image-enhancing Apps for Smartphones

With a smartphone, everyone's an aspiring photographer. If you're a professional photographer, you might frown on pocket shutterbugs.

With data breaches hitting SnapChat, a new rival emerges in Wickr

As security issues continue to plague the SnapChat mobile photo sharing application, a rival service appears ready to exploit the weakness.
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A Giant River Otter swims amid rain forest reflections in Anangu Creek in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
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A shark caught on a GoPro camera thanks to N.J. teacher Amanda Brewer
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Mass transit buses carry various kind of adverts in Lagos. That's one. Instagram photo set to1977 mode.
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Michelle Thomas knew what to do when her date tried to body-shame her.
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A New Orleans Starbucks destroyed by Hurricane Isaac
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Fog rolls into the Tellico River Valley in Tennessee
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A photo of flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in Charleston, S.C. Note the man canoeing through the waters
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High lining above a raging 2000ft waterfall in Yosemite. From the National Geographic Instagram account.
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