It’s been clear for quite a while now Instagram is definitely planning on introducing a much more thorough business profile functionality, especially analytics and other features, aimed at improving the experience of advertisers. After the last version of the application was decompiled by Elliott Murray, the head of innovation at Social Chain social media agency, it was found to include a new variable can_boost_post, that is believed to be designed to make possible to boost posts on the networking, making them appear higher in the feed.
It’s been a while since a system of promotion of sponsored posts was sought after by large advertisers. Facebook ads are available, and they appear in the feed, but there were no tools to make it more widely seen, or to learn about the performance of your ad. This recent discovery shows that it’s not long to wait now.
It is unknown so far how exactly the system will work. Is it going to be available only for business users, or for everyone? Will the boosted posts be marked accordingly, or will they just randomly appear in the feed? Will there be completely different business and regular accounts, as they will shortly require different interfaces? Instagram has refused to comment on any of that, leaving us to our imagination. Well, the changes were only found in the latest version of the app, so I guess there’s not much time left until we see this major business move.
Hello this is your Friday gentle reminder. Instagram’s changing, and you want to follow it closely to stay relevant. The quality of the content was always a big deal, it is not for nothing that they say “Content is the King of social media”. But now, with regulations getting tougher and users becoming increasingly picky, low-quality content can become for your popularity both killer and tombstone.
This is why we so badly want you to stop wasting your time on routine actions, and focus on content. We here at fast-unfollow are doing our best to give you the most efficient time-saving tool. Before we were giving you the way to get rid of the unwanted following as quickly as possible, now we’re giving away for free the promoting features that other services would make a fortune selling. And all that only to save you the time needed to craft awesome content that would glue your followers to their screens. Stay tuned!
Last week was rich on negative news, concerning Instagram’s security. It was not in any way linked to a previous bug detection by a Finnish schoolboy, but the possible outcome of it was probably even worse.
Belgian bug hunter Arne Swinnen has discovered a way to brute-force Instagram passwords, which allowed him to take control of user accounts with very little effort.
During May 2016 this same researcher has found 2 major vulnerabilities, allowing to get access to any, even a very high-profile accounts. His first discovery was linked to web-based registration, the second to Instagram’s login API, but both used brute force to take over the accounts.
The issues were thought to be linked to Instagram’s poor password requirements as well as it’s almost non-existent limit on login attempts. Bug hunter was rewarded with a bounty of $5,000 for both vulnerabilities, and Facebook has toughened the password requirements, now accepting only the ones containing letters, numbers, and punctuation.
Instagram’s improvements of web-interface may open even more ways to exploit the medium, but Facebook’s rational policy of awarding the bug-hunters starts to gain traction, as large bounties motivate the hackers to report the issues, not to take advantage of them.
Hello this is your Friday gentle reminder. It’s been a while that we had in mind a major update of our service. We tested it, polished it, and finally released. Now you can enjoy an almost complete overhaul of Fast-unfollow, with a whole bunch of new features for you to rock Instagram
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Once again, Instagram has become a forum where people gather and judge others. And, as it is happening quite often, the objects of judgment are rich kids, only this time of China. In this case, it’s mainly the daughters of Chinese billionaires, posting the pictures of their shoes, purses, and cars. It needs to be said that Chinese government puts a lot of effort into keeping “fuerdai” (which roughly translates as the rich second generation) from bragging about their wealth. Wealthy youth is banned from Chinese TV and reality shows, but not even President Xi Jinping is able to filter what they post to their social media accounts.
To be honest, the scale of Chinese bragging is nothing compared to rich kids of the USA, UAE or Russia, who can fit a couple of world-class models, eating premium caviar sitting atop of gold-covered hypercars on the board of a superyacht. But still, China is a country with extreme social differentiation, this is why the attempts of the government to cover it up is completely understandable. Their well-developed censorship system only favors it, preventing “regular” people from even accessing many parts of the web. Nevertheless, all the Rich Kids of Instagram communities, no matter if it’s London, Tehran or Rio de Janeiro, are extremely popular, and they vividly prove that the interest prevails over envy.
The path to success can be tough and menacing, but those doomed to succeed will not escape their destiny. In 2014, a Brazilian model Paola Antonini (@paola_antonini) has survived a tragic car accident, after which she has lost her left leg. Unlike many other accident survivors, she decided to go without hiding her prosthetic limb. She decided to continue to live like nothing tragic ever happened.
And hell, she does! Apart from keeping herself in great modelly shape, she shows her followers that with positive attitude and access to modern medicine even a physically challenged person can conduct a life full of joy. Pictures of this strong young woman are inspiring, and she seems like a good role-model for girls with various disabilities, trying to live a happy life despite the everyday struggle.
Even classic “two sausages”-type of beach pictures seems unique because in Paola’s case it’s more like “a sausage and a metal joint”. And actually she can be a new trend-maker: if regular fashion is one of Instagram’s biggest fields, a new amputee-fashion modeling can bloom as well, thanks to courageous and adventurous people like Paola Antonini.
Even though it’s a couple days late, May the fourth be with you, fellow follower! And may the May be with you. Forever. But May the 4th, as well as May in general, occurs every year, while it’s unique for Facebook to pay $10 000 to a 10-year old boy. Finnish schoolboy has won Zuckerberg’s “bug bounty” for exploiting the flaw in the comment section, allowing to delete anyone’s comment. “Even Justin Bieber’s” – he said. Well, good luck with your new bike and football, little youtube-coding-taught genius!
Coming back to Bieber, the singer has hit a record of 3.6 million likes on his throwback picture with Selena Gomez, beating last year’s indubitable leader – Kendall Jenner. Was it for picture’s blurriness, or Selena’s short “Perfect” in the comments – but fans of both celebrities exploded with enthusiasm about them getting together.
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