For many on social media, half the joy of travel is being able to post about it, sparking more #Wanderlust as people scroll through your feed. Now, JetBlue wants to help a few hopeful travelers to see new places – but not for the 'gram. As part of a contest promoting the return of the airline's "All You Can Jet" pass, JetBlue is asking participants to delete (or archive) their Instagram feeds, and in return they could receive one year of free flights.There will be three winners chosen, each of whom will also get airfare covered for their travel companions. JetBlue even showed how serious they were about "flying with a blank slate" by deleting the airline's own Instagram feed, save for one post promoting the contest. You have to do more than delete your life's work of food and dog pictures to qualify, however. In addition to clearing out your photos sometime between now and March 8, you then have to visit the contest site and upload a photo that shows a person or place … [Read more...] about JetBlue is giving away a free year of travel if you delete your Instagram
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Judge Amy Berman Jackson was not impressed with Roger Stone’s contrite explanation for posting a photo of her to Instagram that included a gun crosshairs icon.“There’s nothing ambiguous about crosshairs,” Berman told Stone in a Washington courtroom Thursday before ordering Stone to refrain from all communication about the charges filed against him by special counsel Robert Mueller other than to profess his innocence.Stone had been under a partial gag order, forbidding him from holding impromptu press conferences outside the courtroom, since an earlier court appearance following his arrest.After being ordered to appear back in court over the Instagram post on the judge in the case, Stone, an adviser and confidant to President Trump, was sworn in and attempted to explain his actions."I am kicking myself over my own stupidity but not more than my wife is kicking me,” Stone, wearing a gray double-breasted suit, told the judge. 14 PHOTOS Roger Stone through … [Read more...] about Judge tightens gag order on Roger Stone over his threatening Instagram post about her
Paige Leskin, provided by Published 9:11 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 happydancing/Shutterstock Instagram has updated its app so users are unable to see viewer lists on their Stories after 24 hours. Users have taken to Twitter to decry the update for no longer letting them see who is "stalking" them through Stories. Viewer lists are also now unavailable after 24 hours even on Highlights, the Stories that users can choose to permanently live on their profiles. People are furious with Instagram's latest update that hides the viewer lists for your Stories after 24 hours. People on Instagram started to take notice of the change after the app's latest update was made available Monday. Users have been taking to social media to express outrage that they can no longer "catch people Insta stalking," as one Twitter user put it. Paige Leskin/Business Insider Facebook-owned Instagram has for a while given users the ability to see what accounts have viewed their Stories, a … [Read more...] about The latest Instagram update hides your Stories’ viewer list after 24 hours, and people are furious they can’t see who’s stalking them anymore (FB)
Cat Zakrzewski, The Washington Post Published 8:09 am PST, Monday, January 7, 2019 Look no farther than the Instagram video that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted of herself dancing down a Capitol Hill hallway: A new generation of younger, tech-savvy lawmakers is bringing a different social media playbook to Washington. But open government advocates are raising new concerns about how policymakers are using some of the more ephemeral features of social media - including "Stories" that expire after 24 hours on Instagram, Snap and even Facebook. Unlike traditional posts, these missives delete by default, which could leave no trace of political messages or policy stances. "There is public interest value in the preservation of those stories," said Alex Howard, a government transparency advocate who previously served as deputy director of the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation. Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, has been one of the most prominent users of Instagram Stories. … [Read more...] about The Technology 202: Policymakers are embracing Instagram Stories. Transparency advocates are worried.
Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 4:32 am PST, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 WASHINGTON - Returning home after Congress' new-member orientation last week, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., discovered a glass Tupperware container of week-old macaroni-and-cheese sitting in her fridge. She created a poll on Instagram: Throw it out, or roll the dice? "Question here," she asked her 800,000-plus followers, "How long are leftovers good for?" A majority of voters urged her not to take any chances,and Ocasio-Cortez opted for ramen noodles instead. Relatable posts like these, which would seem mundane coming from the average Instagram user, have made Ocasio-Cortez wildly popular on the photo-sharing app where, as Politico recently noted, she has more followers than House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., combined. In the past, high-ranking politicians have primarily used Instagram for posting pictures of staged … [Read more...] about ‘The 2018 version of fireside chats’: People love watching Ocasio-Cortez make soup, and talk Congress, on Instagram