Move over, squares: Instagram now supports landscape and portrait modes

Ever since Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched Instagram five years ago, Instagram has favored square-shaped photos. Not anymore. In a significant change, the popular photo-sharing app announced native support for landscape and portrait-shaped photos. The update will roll out to all iOS and Android users through the day on Thursday. Previously, if you wanted to […]

Instagram and Pinterest both doubled users over the last 3 years

Social media dynamos Instagram and Pinterest nearly doubled their users between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study — and Pinterest is winning. Pew Research Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, surveyed 1,907 adults this spring to learn about their social media habits. Among the discoveries: 31% of all adults who go online now use […]

Despite skepticism, Twitter delivers for brands

It’s gotten increasingly difficult to tell whether Twitter is an over-, under- or accurately rated tool for brands and publishers. Wall Streeters have recently called for Dick Costolo to be ousted as CEO, even though Madison Avenue has gone to the mat for him. Also recently, digital media consultants BRaVe Ventures said the naysayers were wrong; Twitter is poised for […]