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Here’s How to Share an Instagram Post in a Direct Message

Have you ever wanted to share an Instagram post with another user, but weren't sure how? Did you know Instagram Direct, Instagram's direct messaging feature, lets you share posts directly through the application? Our guide will show you how it's done. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS. Step 1: Tap...

The Facebook Documents Obtained By The Guardian Show Why Content Moderation Is So Challenging

Have you ever wondered what guidelines Facebook uses to decide how to moderate content? Wonder no more: The Guardian obtained "more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts" and shared its findings. Nick Hopkins of The Guardian reported that moderators are "overwhelmed" by the volume of posts they are tasked with processing, often leaving...

A Sobering Look at the ‘Sinister Web’ of Child Pornography

In April, The Shreveport Times noted the arrest of a local man for possession of child pornography. The individual had been tracked via an investigation in Oswego County, N.Y. That item serves as a chillingly mundane prelude to the five-part investigative series launched by the paper on Sunday. Reporter Lex Talamo documents how the Internet...

Twin Peaks Returned Once Before, in These Surreal Japanese Coffee Ads From 1993

The two-season show Twin Peaks first launched in 1990. And--thanks to its compelling weirdness, some ace acting from Kyle MacLachlan, characters like the Log Lady, and its appeal to our prurient interest in small-town life--fans have gone on loving it, and wanting more, for nearly 30 years. As of Sunday night, thanks to Showtime, they've...

Canon Pushes ‘Boundaries’ in This Gorgeously Lit Commercial Aimed at Younger Viewers

Can Canon convince a generation reared on smartphone photography to put its cameras in the picture? "Live for the Story," the brand's first big Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) campaign from VCCP London, begins with "Boundaries," an impressive 60-second spot that follows a spunky lad as he grows into a high-spirited young man determined...

Hoping to Attract Millennial Men, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Rebrands With a Bright New Campaign

Mike's Hard Lemonade has a problem reaching millennial male consumers. The main issue is that, as it turns out, most younger millennial men have no idea what Mike's Hard Lemonade is. In a move to capture the attention of men ages 25 to 29, the brand teamed up with The Annex (out of Havas in...

Personalized Video Lessons From and for Facebook

If you're on Facebook as often as I am (read: constantly), you probably see at least one Facebook personalized video in your News Feed every day celebrating a friend's anniversary with one of their friends. As someone working at a company specializing in personalized video engagement, I'm torn in my opinion of these videos. On...

How NPR considers what new platforms — from smartwatches to fridges — will get its programming

Here is a (far from complete) list of places where you can listen to NPR programming: Your old school radio. Your car radio. Your smartphone. Your smartwatch. Your Amazon Echo. Your Google Home. Your refrigerator? If you own a Samsung Family Hub fridge (which features a giant screen on one of its doors), you can...

How This Drink App Is Using Data to Engage Customers in Real Time

Is it possible to activate an interaction with your customer that rivals Ellen DeGeneres for one of the most popular retweets of all time? Unlikely. User engagement like Wendy's chicken nugget fan Carter Wilkerson is rare. Businesses in all industries are looking for innovative ways to bring their consumers to take action. Many have difficulty,...

“Who’s your 4chan correspondent?” (and other questions Storyful thinks newsrooms should be asking after the French election)

Efforts by online activists didn’t stop Emmanuel Macron from winning the French presidential election, but they were further proof that campaigns of misinformation, smears, and targeted leaks are now part and parcel of major democratic events. Pepe the frog may have been pronounced dead on May 8, but the movement that took cartoonist Matt Furie’s...

Clint Eastwood Frames Anthony Sadler’s College Graduation Day

While 86-year-old Clint Eastwood was busy this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, attending a swanky Saturday night Vanity Fair party and taking part in a Master Class discussion on Sunday, 24-year-old Anthony Sadler, whose heroic actions in France in 2015 will be brought to screen by Eastwood, was garnering some extra media attention as...

Infographic: 50% of Gen Z ‘Can’t Live Without YouTube’ and Other Stats That Will Make You Feel Old

Move over, millennials--there's a hot new demo in town. Generation Z, the kids and teens born between roughly 1996 and 2010, is gaining power as a consumer segment. And unlike millennials, most of whom witnessed the start of the internet revolution, Gen Z has grown up in an entirely digital world, giving them a totally...

The 5 Defining Trends of This Year’s Broadcast Upfronts

During the annual broadcast upfronts last week, most of the networks picked up right where they left off last year: reasserting their dominance by repeatedly pummeling digital advertising, especially in light of advertisers' renewed concerns about online placement in offensive environments on platforms like YouTube. "Promising brand safety is a really low bar, and some...

It’s Time to Take the Brand Out of Branded Content

A young and adored celebrity supermodel breaks free of her gilded cage (and wig) to unite a diverse but misfit group of creative souls whose intrinsic love for humanity is enough to transform an urban, socio-political clash into a moment of beautiful peace and understanding. Pretend you haven't been on Twitter for the last month...

Meet the 26 Trailblazers Revolutionizing the Field of Marketing Technology

In recent years, marketing technology--or simply "mar tech," in industry parlance--has gone from fledgling to flourishing, growing from a niche that once included a few hundred players to a vast universe of 5,000-plus companies. Their...Show More Summary

Val Kilmer Art Show Opens at New York’s Woodward Gallery

In terms of branding himself as a different kind of artist, starting today at the Woodward Gallery on Eldridge Street in New York, actor Val Kilmer has come up with a heck of a brand name: Valholla. As in Val hollers and, also, the Viking definition. From the exhibition notes: The exhibition, ironically titled, discloses...

Publishers Can Now Use Video Ads Through Google’s AMP Pages

In its bid to make the mobile web faster--and more profitable--Google is adding more capabilities to its accelerated mobile pages to help publishers make more money and users waste less battery power. At its annual I/O developer conference this week, Google unveiled several updates for its AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) Ads initiative, like the ability...

You May Soon Be Able to ‘Order Food’ Directly via Facebook

Facebook announced last October that users could order food directly from the pages of restaurants that use Delivery.com or Slice. This week, some users began seeing an Order Food feature, on both desktop and mobile, enabling orders directly via Facebook. I was able to access the Order Food feature via both desktop and mobile, but...

Facebook Is Guiding Publishers Through the Rough Waters of Recent News Feed Changes

In the wake of a flood of recent changes to Facebook's News Feed algorithm aimed at drowning out fake news and clickbait, the social network threw a lifeline to potentially overwhelmed publishers. Vice president of News Feed Adam Mosseri shared some "basic guideposts" for publishers looking to ensure that their Facebook content stays afloat. Mosseri's...

Bill O’Reilly Blames Haters For Roger Ailes’ Death, Says Former Fox News CEO Died With A Broken Heart

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died on Thursday as a result of complications after falling and hitting his head at his home the previous week. But Bill O’Reilly, who worked with Ailes for decades, blames the nation’s “hatred” for his...Show More Summary

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