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Oh cool, you can see how much time you waste on Instagram now

Last year, Instagram was rated as the most damaging social network for one's mental wellbeing. It's unsurprising all those vanity and #influencer posts weren't really doing us any favours, and now the app is rolling out a way to track your usage,
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The preferred methods of extreme Instagram lurkers

You think you're good at Instagram lurking? There's always room to be sneakier. The most proficient lurkers among us — people we both revere and fear, to be honest — have devised truly impressive ways to Insta-skulk without being
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Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have mastered Instagram Stories

In a world increasingly obsessed with social media, today's politicians have found a secret weapon: Instagram stories. By documenting their daily activities using Instagram's Stories and Live features, rising political stars like Beto O'Rourke and
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Demi Lovato returns to social media with a photo from the polls

Demi Lovato is back on Instagram, and she has a message.  The singer was hospitalized in July for a drug overdose, and has been taking a break from social media ever since. But she made a triumphant return on Tuesday with a stunning photo of
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The Rock's call to vote is ... really something

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a reminder to vote and it really is something else. In his call to vote posted on Instagram on Monday, The Rock holds a poorly Photoshopped Kevin Hart in his massive, beefy arms. The Rock, playing the part of the hot
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Instagram is working on a Stories feature for schools

Instagram is unsurprisingly trying to make its platform more attractive for students to hang out on. As spotted by computer science student Jane Manchun Wong and reported by TechCrunch, the photo and video sharing app is looking into school Stories
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Instagram adds 'I voted' stickers to Stories

With less than a week to go before election day, Instagram is adding a new feature it hopes will give users a little extra incentive to vote. The app is adding "I Voted" stickers to Stories, and will create "We Voted" Stories showing you everyone
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The anatomy of the niche teen Instagram meme

Not all memes are relatable. In fact, the best ones are the opposite. The niche meme community has spread like UNIF-brand wildfire on Instagram, with dozens of mostly teenage users posting personalized collage memes every day. (Think starter packs
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Influencer sued for not promoting Snap's Spectacles enough

For us mere follower-less mortals, making money as a social media influencer seems dead easy. Like for Grown-ish actor Luka Sabbat, who was paid by Snapchat's public relations agency PR Consulting (PRC) to promote Spectacles with posts on Instagram
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Snapchat launches 26 new premium video series in the UK

Snapchat has just announced the launch of 25 premium video series for its UK audience which could rival the likes of Instagram's IGTV and YouTube.  Rami Saad, head of international content partnerships at Snap, told Mashable at an event on

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