Ads on Instagram are already here. But are they legal?

Place your bets now please… The facts: The Facebook-owned photo-sharing site, Instagram, does not have a business model (yet). ‘Official’ ads will be coming soon (if on hold), but celebrities (and their sponsors) aren’t waiting around. The US Federal Trade Commission state that ads on social media must be labelled as such*. With those key … Continue reading “Ads on Instagram are already here. But are they legal?”

Short stories on Instagram

I’ve been writing short stories on Instagram. I’m not really sure why, but it’s just something that has started happening recently, since my last haircut in fact (which is an odd way for things to start but still). I remember the hairdresser handing me a copy of the latest GQ magazine and thinking ‘Ugh, I … Continue reading “Short stories on Instagram”

Why I love Instagram

I started writing this post last weekend, before the big Facebook sale was announced, as I wanted to talk about – in light of the recent Android-owners backlash – I use (and enjoy) Instagram. It’s funny now though how that very same backlash has not only continued but also now includes all things Facebook. Incredible. … Continue reading “Why I love Instagram”

Instagram + Facebook

I had a post scheduled for later on this week talking about my recent love affair with all things Instagram (even though I don’t actually own an iPhone) however, some news is breaking right now that kinda needs covering. Facebook just bought Instagram, for $1bn. That’s right: One. Billion. Dollars. Stefan nailed it – All … Continue reading “Instagram + Facebook”

12 things I learnt taking 12 months off the ‘gram.

Reproduced from an original article published on Medium, Dec 30th, 2020. 12 months ago I posted my last in-feed photo on Instagram. It was, like so many others around that time, a ‘Top Nine’; the nine MOST-LIKED photos from my feed throughout that year. 8/9 family. 1/9 work. That’s a good balance, I’d say. A … Continue reading “12 things I learnt taking 12 months off the ‘gram.”

Five things on Friday #272

_____________________ Did you know, if you SUBSCRIBE to the Five things on Friday newsletter, you are 100% guaranteed to get MORE STUFF (eg: a proper intro and probably some more gifs) than reading it here on whatleydude.com. So y’know, SUBSCRIBE TODAY. TO THE THINGS!_____________________ 1. ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER ‘AND WHAT A WEEK IT HAS BEEN FOR FACEBOOK’ SECTION Sometimes, when it’s a slow … Continue reading “Five things on Friday #272”

Five things on Friday #271

_____________________ Did you know, if you SUBSCRIBE to the Five things on Friday newsletter, you are 100% guaranteed to get MORE STUFF (eg: a proper intro and probably some more gifs) than reading it here on whatleydude.com. So y’know, SUBSCRIBE TODAY. TO THE THINGS!_____________________ 1. SNAP ORIGINALS Did you catch this announcement last week? ‘With Snap Originals, Snapchat turns to TV-like show programming‘ … Continue reading “Five things on Friday #271”