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.
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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
By Marcy de Luna Published 3:06 pm CST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Hager sweetly kisses Welch's cheek. Hager sweetly kisses Welch's cheek. Photo: Jenna Bush Hager Instagram Jenna Bush Hager paid a visit to her maternal grandmother in Midland, Texas. Hager holds her grandmother's hand. >>> Click through to see intimate photos show Barbara Bush's unique spirit. Jenna Bush Hager paid a visit to her maternal grandmother in Midland, Texas. Hager holds her grandmother's hand. >>> Click through to see intimate photos show Barbara Bush's unique spirit. Photo: Jenna Bush Hager Instagram George H. W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, and their children Pauline and George W. on horse in the yard of their Midland, Texas ranch. George H. W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, and their children Pauline and George W. on horse in the yard … [Read more...] about Jenna Bush Hager posts touching photos with maternal grandmother Jenna Welch
HTV National Desk Published 1:56 pm PDT, Sunday, October 28, 2018 GALLERY: People and perilous heights at Yosemite In 1916, the Studebaker automobile company literally drove a car on the edge of Overhanging Rock for a publicity shot. 1916/Photographer: Arthur C. Pillsbury California State Library less GALLERY: People and perilous heights at Yosemite In 1916, the Studebaker automobile company literally drove a car on the edge of Overhanging Rock for a publicity shot. 1916/Photographer: Arthur C. Pillsbury ... more Photo: California State Library Ed Beatty and George Goldworthy come close to skiing off the edge of Glacier Point in the winter of '42. March 1942/ Photographer: Ralph H. Anderson Yosemite National Park Photo Collection Ed Beatty and George Goldworthy come close to skiing off the edge of Glacier Point in the winter of '42. March 1942/ Photographer: Ralph H. Anderson Yosemite … [Read more...] about Photographer finds mystery couple in background of stunning photo
Sep 03, 7:26 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & CultureEntertainment By Camille Heimbrod 06/08/18 AT 6:55 AM Princess Diana is being depicted as a lesbian icon by Instagram user Lauren Pellerano Gomez.The social media account called “princessdianalookingay” features photos of the late Princess of Wales wearing t-shirts, loose sweatshirts, polo shirts, bow ties and high socks. Princess Diana was also famous for her short blonde locks.While speaking with Vanity Fair, Gomez explained why she decided to create the account centered on Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom.“I personally often assume that the histories are being written, or that things are being documented in real time, to reflect queer realities. Unless we’re doing it ourselves, no one else will do it for us. I made this account as a joke and thought it would be something that I would share with a couple of friends or … [Read more...] about Princess Diana Portrayed As A ‘Lesbian Icon’ On Fan-Made Instagram Account