“Got Cravings?” asked the billboard from its perch above a Times Square pizzeria. “Girl, Tell Them To #SUCKIT”. The image was arresting: a pretty young woman sucking an “appetite suppressant” lollipop splashed across a canvas of millennial pink. Flat Tummy Co, an online retailer that had previously existed almost exclusively within the digital confines of Instagram, arrived in New York City like Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita updated into a 21st-century boss babe. The product for sale – 35 calories worth of flavored cane sugar laced with an extract of saffron that supposedly curbs hunger – sparked immediate backlash for a company that had built its brand selling so-called “detox” teas. Good Place actor Jameela Jamil called out Kim Kardashian West for promoting the lollipops to her 116 million Instagram followers (“You terrible and toxic influence on young girls,” Jamil tweeted), and more than 100,000 people signed … [Read more...] about How Flat Tummy Co gamed Instagram to sell women the unattainable ideal
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Apple has removed an app from its App Store that allowed users to stalk people on photo-sharing platform Instagram saying that it violates its guidelines, according to a report by CNET. The app, called Like Patrol that was launched in July on Apple’s App Store, has now been removed by the Cupertino-based tech giant. This move comes days after Instagram sent out a cease-and-desist letter to the developers of the app saying that it violates the rules of the Facebook-owned app by scanning people’s data without their consent. "Scraping violates our policies, and we take action against companies who we find to be engaging in it. Like Patrol was scraping people's data, so we are taking appropriate enforcement action against them," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET. For those unaware, Like Patrol is a paid app that charges its users $80 and claims to notify its users when someone they’re following likes a post or comments. It categorises data on the basis of gender and … [Read more...] about Apple removes app that allowed users to ‘spy’ on Instagram
Actor Sushmita Sen is active on Instagram sharing her life with boyfriend Rohman Shawl, daughters Renee and Alisah, brother Rajeev and parents Shubeer and Subhra via pictures and videos. Sushmita made her Instagram debut in 2016, much later than many of her contemporaries. However, the reason for her joining Instagram was her ill health.She was quoted by Pinkvilla as saying: “I was very very sick and I have hair that’s falling. I have become moon-faced and I have steroid deposits. During this time, a thought crossed my mind, if this does kill me, people would never know who I was. So one night, I just got on to Instagram and opened that page.” View this post on Instagram Here begins my journey on Instagram!!!😉😄💃🏻❤️ let the visuals tell their stories!!!😘 #forever #momentsoflife #capturedintime #mmuuaah ❤️ A post shared by Sushmita Sen (@sushmitasen47) on Apr … [Read more...] about Sushmita Sen reveals illness was the reason for her Instagram debut, says she had become very sick, had steroid deposits
Some California spots are being loved to death by eager photo-seekers. Click ahead to see Bay Area places that have been recently ruined by social media. Some California spots are being loved to death by eager photo-seekers. Click ahead to see Bay Area places that have been recently ruined by social media. Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Some California spots are being loved to death by eager photo-seekers. Click ahead to see Bay Area places that have been recently ruined by social media. Some California spots are being loved to death by eager photo-seekers. Click ahead to see Bay Area places that have been recently ruined by social media. … [Read more...] about An Instagram account is shaming bad tourist behavior at Big Sur. But is it actually helpful?
By & by emily belfiore | Tue., 19 Nov. 2019 6:51 AM Share Tweet Email move close Now PlayingUp NextNecessary Realness: Jennifer Aniston Shocks Social Media The One with the 20 Million Instagram Followers…Jennifer Aniston has been taking Instagram by storm since making an account last month. And on Monday, the Friends alum celebrated another major social media milestone. After breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest account to reach one million followers in less than 6 hours, she's already racked up an impressive 20 million followers! To celebrate the momentous occasion, Jennifer expressed her gratitude with a heartwarming post. Using a video of herself tearing up at an awards dinner, the Morning Show star wrote, "20 million followers? That's a lot of thank you notes! THANK YOU, GUYS."Jennifer received an outpouring of love from her new friends, but alas, not everyone was eager to congratulate the Insta-famous … [Read more...] about Jennifer Aniston’s Celeb Pals Are Trolling Her Instagram For This Amazing Reason