From the archives: Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram – podcast | News- Tempemail

We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown Continue Reading

Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’ | Eating disorders- Tempemail

Instagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage with fitness-related images towards a flood of weight-loss content, according to new research which aimed to recreate the experience of being a child on social networks. Researchers adopting “mystery shopper” techniques set up a series of Instagram profiles mirroring real Continue Reading

Student says Covid contact tracer sent her ‘creepy’ Instagram messages- Tempemail

An NHS Test and Trace call handler could be suspended from his job after he allegedly used a student’s personal details to send her “creepy messages” on social media. The student, a 22-year-old Oxford undergraduate, was contacted by the contact tracing worker in June to check she was self-isolating after Continue Reading

Instagram Launches ‘Security Checkup’ to Help Users Recover Hacked Accounts – Tempemail

Instagram earlier this week introduced a new “Security Checkup” feature that aims to keep accounts safe and help users—whose accounts may have been compromised—to recover them. In order to gain access to accounts, users will be prompted to perform a series of steps, which include checking recent login activity, reviewing Continue Reading

‘It turns love into a competitive sport’: The politics of sharing your relationship on Instagram- Tempemail

On Thursday 8 July, Millennial Love, a book based on The Independent podcast of the same name was published by 4th Estate. Like the podcast, the book explores the questions, quirks and anxieties that consume the contemporary dating landscape. Having been praised by the likes of Matt Haig and Pandora Continue Reading

Cristiano Ronaldo shoots to top of Instagram rich list | Instagram- Tempemail

Cristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of Instagram’s annual rich list of celebrities who can charge the most for a sponsored post, with the footballer able to command as much as $1.6m (£1.2m) to endorse a product on social media. The Portugal captain, who rattled the Euro 2020 sponsor Continue Reading

Instagram‌ ‌Bug Allowed Anyone to View Private Accounts Without Following Them – Tempemail

Instagram has patched a new flaw that allowed anyone to view archived posts and stories posted by private accounts without having to follow them. “This bug could have allowed a malicious user to view targeted media on Instagram,” Mayur Fartade said in a Medium post today. “An attacker could have Continue Reading

Peonies envy: do I really love blowsy flowers or has Instagram destroyed my ability to think? | Emma Beddington- Tempemail

On an enforced mid-walk pause as the elderly dog licks a lamppost in confusion, my husband’s eyes alight on the nearest garden. “Ugh,” he says. “That’s ugly.” A thrill of delicious horror runs through me: he is pointing at a peony. A bubblegum-pink one, sure, but a peony: it’s like Continue Reading

Harm review – savage brilliance and envy in an Instagram blizzard | Theatre- Tempemail

During lockdown, the Bush theatre joined forces with the BBC to film Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s razor-sharp monologue about social media toxicity and trolling. It was a stand-out drama, not only for Leanne Best’s delicious performance as a lonely estate agent who becomes an obsessed “frenemy” to a social media influencer but Continue Reading

Instagram offers users a dedicated profile section to share pronouns | Instagram- Tempemail

Instagram users will now be able to more easily specify their gender identity, after the platform launched a dedicated section on account profiles to share pronouns. The new feature, announced on Tuesday, allows users to share up to four pronouns selected from a pre-approved list of common pronouns including she, Continue Reading