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Strengthening Our Commitment to Safety and Kindness for 800 Million

Blog Instagram - Mar, 09/26/2017 - 15:00


Today, we’re announcing new tools and programs to keep Instagram a safe and positive place for self-expression. Since the beginning, we’ve tried to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone. Our community has grown to 800 million, with 500 million using it every day. It’s more important than ever to strengthen our commitment to safety and kindness.

Comment Controls

Over time, we’ve launched a number of tools to help you manage the comments experience, and today we’re introducing more. Starting today, if your account is public, you’ll see a new way to choose who can comment on your posts — from everyone to just groups of people, like people you follow or your followers. Also, whether your account is public or private, you’ll be able to block other accounts from commenting on your posts. In June, we launched a filter to block certain offensive comments in English, today we are expanding this filter to Arabic, French, German and Portuguese. The filter will improve over time, enabling the community’s experience of sharing to improve as well.

Anonymous Reporting for Live Video

We’re continuing to provide mental health resources to you when you need them most. If you see someone going through a difficult time or in need of support during a live broadcast, you can report it anonymously. The person will see a message offering help with options to talk to a helpline, reach out to a friend or get other tips and support. We have teams working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, around the world to respond.

Kindness Walls and Stickers

Over the next few months, we’re turning walls in cities around the world into colorful murals inspiring #KindComments. Visit a wall, take a photo or video and share a #KindComments to make someone’s day. You can also participate by using a new kindness-themed heart-shaped sticker. Both the murals and stickers are created by artists from the global community.

We feel as strongly about creating a safe and welcoming environment today as we did when our community was just getting started. To learn more about these tools and others, visit Instagram-Together.com. Thank you for being on this journey with us, and for taking care of each other.

Kevin Systrom
Co-Founder & CEO

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPdynamic Weekend Hashtag Project is...

Blog Instagram - Mar, 09/26/2017 - 01:53


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPdynamic

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal of #WHPdynamic was to create photos and videos that capture energy and movement. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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Not Just for the Circus: Meet Extreme Unicyclist Pierre...

Blog Instagram - Lun, 09/25/2017 - 20:32


Not Just for the Circus: Meet Extreme Unicyclist Pierre Sturny

To learn more about Pierre’s adventures in unicycling, follow @pierresturnyunicyclist on Instagram.

Pierre Sturny (@pierresturnyunicyclist) is fresh out of university with an engineering degree, a new job and an unexpected side-hustle — the unicycle. Since picking up the hobby from his sister in 2007, Pierre has ridden his way across the globe on one wheel and a steel frame. He’s performed his extreme tricks and stunts from the streets of his native Blonay, Switzerland, to some of Europe’s most iconic urban centers, and all the way to the Latin American Unicycle Championship in Mexico City. “I don’t think a lot of people know about urban riding — many think unicycling is only for the circus,” says the 22-year-old. When it comes to building new tricks, Pierre says he doesn’t really have a process: “It’s really hard to create new tricks, so it’s really important to just rely on my imagination.

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From Admirer to Muse with Gucci Illustrator @mrsjaydefish To...

Blog Instagram - Dom, 09/24/2017 - 20:54


From Admirer to Muse with Gucci Illustrator @mrsjaydefish

To see more of Jayde’s illustrations, follow @mrsjaydefish on Instagram.

Jayde Fish’s (@mrsjaydefish) artistic road from admirer to muse is a Cinderella story. “I had been working on my tarot [card] series, which was inspired by Gucci’s (@gucci) new designs, when creative director Alessandro Michele (@lallo25) found me on Instagram,” says Jayde, a freelance illustrator and designer who lives in San Francisco. “I had been hashtagging #AlessandroMichele, respectfully, as my source of inspiration, and it just so happened that he was paying attention.” A few seasons back, her illustrations were incorporated into designs that hit the runway, and she continues to collaborate with Gucci today.

Jayde’s passion for tarot, a deck of divination playing cards originating in 15th-century Europe, carries through her work. “I feel that the tarot is a beautiful way to think inwards about who you are and who you want to be. Each character has a deep connection with nature, the universe and the spiritual world, and I feel there’s something very romantic about that.”

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Cultivating Talent and Preserving Traditions at NYC’s Penumbra...

Blog Instagram - Sáb, 09/23/2017 - 22:13


Cultivating Talent and Preserving Traditions at NYC’s Penumbra Foundation

To learn more about the organization and its mission, follow @penumbrafoundation on Instagram.

“The greatest artists, the most eternal artists, the ones that really have longevity, are the ones that were dedicated and devoted to their work and gave parts of themselves,” says Geoffrey Berliner, executive director of the nonprofit Penumbra Foundation (@penumbrafoundation). “Great art stems from great tension and great investigation and great suffrage and great living.” The New York City organization is on a mission to bring together the art and science of photography through programs and workshops for aspiring and veteran photographers, alike.

In the digital age of point, click, delete, repeat, he believes it’s more important than ever to preserve and explore archaic formats like tintype, one of the earliest (and most complicated) photo processes made popular in the 1860s, as a means to develop voice and creative literacy in the next generation’s great artists. Great art, Geoffrey believes, starts with story: “When you teach a kid comprehensive storytelling, that one kid can go forth and create work that can make a huge impact in the world.”

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPdynamic Weekend Hashtag Project is...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 09/22/2017 - 22:55


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPdynamic

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

Ready, set, go! This week, the goal is to create photos and videos that capture energy and movement, as in this featured photo by Filipe Costa (@filipefoto). Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Use Instagram’s creative tools to showcase kinetic energy in your daily life. Try a Boomerang of a morning running group or a Hyperlapse of an arena filling up with fans. Or make a Rewind in Instagram Stories of your dog playing fetch then share your video to your feed.
  • Decide on a type of movement you want to focus on — sporting events, urban commutes, fall activities like apple picking — and go get in on the action. Let your camera lens draw your eye toward the most animated parts of the setting.
  • Consider a scene that might at first glance appear calm and still. Where can you find the subtle forces of energy, and how can you highlight them in a single image?

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPdynamic hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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Making Connections with a Cumbersome Camera: Elias Williams’...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 09/22/2017 - 22:41


Making Connections with a Cumbersome Camera: Elias Williams’ Approach to Portraits

To see more of Elias’ work, follow @elias.williams on Instagram.

Twenty-six-year-old photographer Elias Williams (@elias.williams) works quietly and methodically with his large-format camera, a cumbersome device about the size of a toaster oven. “Visually committing to a space or a person, setting up the camera, getting under the dark cloth, seeing upside down and backwards, focusing a loupe [magnification device] on the ground glass, putting in the film holder, cocking the shutter and pressing the cable release — it all makes for a slow, hands-on and therapeutic process that demands focus,” explains Elias. “Because I’m a very introverted person, the camera itself works as a great icebreaker for first time interactions when making portraits.” These images emerge from a mutual sense of curiosity between the photographer and the photographed, often within blocks of his home in New York City’s South Bronx. “I try to connect with people up to the moment where they allow me to represent just a piece of their complex, true being.”

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Measure Brand Lift Across TV and Facebook

Facebook - Vie, 09/22/2017 - 17:00

In the past, comparing ad performance across media platforms has been a challenge for brands. Advertisers have asked us to help them better understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads compared to other forms of advertising—particularly TV ads. Advertisers are also looking for ways to unify metrics and reporting. In fact, 79% of marketers say they would prefer to use one set of metrics across all screens.(1)

Today, we’re introducing new measurement solutions that will enable advertisers to see the impact of their ad campaigns on both Facebook and TV, as well as the incremental impact of both platforms when used together. Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift and Facebook Cross-Platform Brand Lift both provide advertisers with the ability to evaluate the impact of their campaigns across Facebook and TV.

Two ways to run a cross-platform brand lift study

Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift: Available today, through our partnership with Nielsen, advertisers can interpret their cross-platform results as measured by Nielsen. This solution leverages Nielsen’s expertise in television measurement and its database of television programming to poll for TV ad exposure. Results are delivered independently by Nielsen. Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift is available now for eligible advertisers via their Facebook representative. For a more holistic view of effectiveness advertisers can couple their brand measurement with cross platform reach measurement Nielsen Total Ad Ratings (TAR). TAR and Total Brand Effect give the marketer a read on the relative reach and efficiency of spend across an entire campaign.

The product is currently available in both the US and the UK, and will also be available in Australia by the end of the year.

Results from a Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift Campaign can be found in the section Facebook and TV ads work better together.

Facebook Cross-Platform Brand Lift: Facebook will offer polling and results from cross-platform brand lift measurement for ads on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network. These studies will be available for lower spend minimums than measurement through our partners and will also offer self-serve reporting, including that of Facebook usage during commercial breaks. We are starting to build this solution now, and hope to make it available to advertisers in early 2018.

This graphic is provided for illustration purposes only. Exact reporting details are subject to change.

Determine brand lift generated by each platform

These cross-platform brand lift solutions combine lift measurement (a measurement of test vs. control), with an opportunity-to-see methodology for determining TV ad exposure. Opportunity-to-see assesses the likelihood that those people were exposed to a given ad by asking those individuals if they have seen certain TV programs in which the ad was aired. After being asked a question that determines whether they viewed certain TV programs in the previous day, individuals are then asked questions to determine their perception of the advertiser’s brand. Comparing lifts in the exposed groups with the unexposed group gives marketers a more complete understanding of how their Facebook and TV ads drive impact independently and together.

 

Optimize your Facebook and TV campaigns using actionable results

At the end of a cross-platform brand lift study, advertisers will get information on lift generated by Facebook alone, lift generated by TV alone and lift generated by Facebook and TV together.

This will help advertisers understand if they are effectively and efficiently engaging their audience on each platform. Using these studies, advertisers will be able to improve future campaign performance by optimizing creative, increasing on-target reach (with Nielsen Total Ad Ratings) and spending their media budget more efficiently across platforms.

Facebook and TV ads work better together

Advertisers are already seeing the value of these brand lift solutions. For example, Shark, a pioneer in small household appliances and cleaning solutions, wanted to understand how TV and Facebook generate brand awareness both together and separately, so they could determine the efficacy and efficiency of their overall advertising strategy.

Shark’s campaign helped establish the effectiveness of a combined TV and Facebook video ad strategy.

From April 24 to June 18, 2017, a Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift study measured this incremental success. The study revealed these results:

  • A 22-point lift in ad recall for TV and Facebook (versus a 6-point lift for TV-only and a 3-point lift for Facebook-only)
  • An 8-point lift in purchase intent for TV and Facebook (versus a 6-point lift for TV-only and a 1-point lift for Facebook-only)
  • A 6-point lift in awareness for TV and Facebook (versus a 3-point lift for TV-only and a 3-point lift for Facebook-only)

 

“We proved that Facebook video ads are a natural complement to TV campaigns. We experienced better brand results among people who saw ads on both versus just TV or Facebook alone. We saw the ‘better together’ impact first-hand. Facebook and TV are powerful individually, but deliver a stronger message to our audience when used in tandem.” —Ajay Kapoor, VP, Digital Transformation & Strategy, SharkNinja

Additionally, our advertising partners, including those who are expanding from digital advertising into cross-media campaigns, have expressed excitement about the opportunity to leverage Facebook Cross-Platform Brand Lift solution.

“Now that Buzzfeed has begun to diversify our media strategies to include both Television and Digital, having the option to leverage solutions such as Facebook’s Cross-Platform Brand Lift and Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift presents a great opportunity. We look forward to using cross-platform brand lift measurement to both receive valuable insights about our multi-media campaign performance in a single reporting surface, and also to optimize campaign elements such as spend and creative across both platforms.” — Margo Arton, Senior Director of Ad Effectiveness at BuzzFeed

Advertisers now have the opportunity to measure the impact of their Facebook and TV campaigns together using Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift, and we look forward to rolling out the Facebook Cross-Platform Brand Lift solution in the coming months.

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The Twitchy Nose and Chubby Cheeks of @roru_tan Follow...

Blog Instagram - Jue, 09/21/2017 - 23:17


The Twitchy Nose and Chubby Cheeks of @roru_tan

Follow @roru_tan on Instagram to make sure you never miss a moment of this little fluff hopping into her rabbit-shaped bed.

Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff: Piyo (@roru_tan), a snuggly bunny with a twitchy nose, perky ears and chubby cheeks who enjoys flopping down for a nap.

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Hard Questions: More on Russian Ads

Facebook - Jue, 09/21/2017 - 21:30

By Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Policy and Communications

1) Why did Facebook finally decide to share the ads with Congress?

As our General Counsel has explained, this is an extraordinary investigation — one that raises questions that go to the integrity of the US elections. After an extensive legal and policy review, we’ve concluded that sharing the ads we’ve discovered with Congress, in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information, will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election. That is an assessment that can be made only by investigators with access to classified intelligence and information from all relevant companies and industries — and we want to do our part. Congress is best placed to use the information we and others provide to inform the public comprehensively and completely.

2) Why are you sharing these with Special Counsel and Congress — and not releasing them to the public?

Federal law places strict limitations on the disclosure of account information. Given the sensitive national security and privacy issues involved in this extraordinary investigation, we think Congress is best placed to use the information we and others provide to inform the public comprehensively and completely. For further understanding on this decision, see our General Counsel’s post.

3) Let’s go back to the beginning. Did Facebook know when the ads were purchased that they might be part of a Russian operation? Why not?

No, we didn’t.

The vast majority of our over 5 million advertisers use our self-service tools. This allows individuals or businesses to create a Facebook Page, attach a credit card or some other payment method and run ads promoting their posts.

In some situations, Facebook employees work directly with our larger advertisers. In the case of the Russian ads, none of those we found involved in-person relationships.

At the same time, a significant number of advertisers run ads internationally, and a high number of advertisers run content that addresses social issues — an ad from a non-governmental organization, for example, that addresses women’s rights. So there was nothing necessarily noteworthy at the time about a foreign actor running an ad involving a social issue. Of course, knowing what we’ve learned since the election, some of these ads were indeed both noteworthy and problematic, which is why our CEO today announced a number of important steps we are taking to help prevent this kind of deceptive interference in the future.

4) Do you expect to find more ads from Russian or other foreign actors using fake accounts?

It’s possible.

When we’re looking for this type of abuse, we cast a wide net in trying to identify any activity that looks suspicious. But it’s a game of cat and mouse. Bad actors are always working to use more sophisticated methods to obfuscate their origins and cover their tracks. That in turn leads us to devise new methods and smarter tactics to catch them — things like machine learning, data science and highly trained human investigators. And, of course, our internal inquiry continues.

It’s possible that government investigators have information that could help us, and we welcome any information the authorities are willing to share to help with our own investigations.

Using ads and other messaging to affect political discourse has become a common part of the cybersecurity arsenal for organized, advanced actors. This means all online platforms will need to address this issue, and get smarter about how to address it, now and in the future.

5) I’ve heard that Facebook disabled tens of thousands of accounts in France and only hundreds in the United States. Is this accurate?

No, these numbers represent different things and can’t be directly compared.

To explain it, it’s important to understand how large platforms try to stop abusive behavior at scale. Staying ahead of those who try to misuse our service is an ongoing effort led by our security and integrity teams, and we recognize this work will never be done. We build and update technical systems every day to make it easier to respond to reports of abuse, detect and remove spam, identify and eliminate fake accounts, and prevent accounts from being compromised. This work also reduces the distribution of content that violates our policies, since fake accounts often distribute deceptive material, such as false news, hoaxes, and misinformation.

This past April, we announced improvements to these systems aimed at helping us detect fake accounts on our service more effectively. As we began to roll out these changes globally, we took action against tens of thousands of fake accounts in France. This number represents fake accounts of all varieties, the most common being those that are used for financially-motivated spam. While we believe that the removal of these accounts also reduced the spread of disinformation, it’s incorrect to state that these tens of thousands of accounts represent organized campaigns from any particular country or set of countries.

In contrast, the approximately 470 accounts and Pages we shut down recently were identified by our dedicated security team that manually investigates specific, organized threats. They found that this set of accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another — and were likely operated out of Russia.

Read more about our new blog series Hard Questions. We want your input on what other topics we should address — and what we could be doing better. Please send suggestions to hardquestions@fb.com.

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Facebook to Provide Congress With Ads Linked to Internet Research Agency

Facebook - Jue, 09/21/2017 - 21:30

By Colin Stretch, General Counsel

Two weeks ago, we announced we had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear to have come from accounts associated with a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency. We subsequently made clear that we are providing information related to those ads, including the ad content itself, to the Special Counsel investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Since then, some people have asked why we aren’t sharing the content of the ads more broadly.

After an extensive legal and policy review, today we are announcing that we will also share these ads with congressional investigators. We believe it is vitally important that government authorities have the information they need to deliver to the public a full assessment of what happened in the 2016 election. That is an assessment that can be made only by investigators with access to classified intelligence and information from all relevant companies and industries — and we want to do our part. Congress is best placed to use the information we and others provide to inform the public comprehensively and completely.

This has been a difficult decision. Disclosing content is not something we do lightly under any circumstances. We are deeply committed to safeguarding user content, regardless of the user’s nationality, and ads are user content. Federal law also places strict limitations on the disclosure of account information. As our biannual transparency reports make clear, we carefully scrutinize all government data requests, from here and abroad, and we push back where they do not adhere to those legal limitations. And, of course, we also recognize and support the important work of government investigations and take care not to take steps, like public disclosures, that might undermine them.

Over recent weeks, we have grappled with the extraordinary nature of this particular investigation through this lens. The questions that have arisen go to the integrity of US elections. And the limited information Congress and the intelligence community have shared with us to date suggests that efforts to compromise the 2016 election were varied and sophisticated — and that understanding those efforts requires a united effort, from across the technology, intelligence and political communities. We believe the public deserves a full accounting of what happened in the 2016 election, and we’ve concluded that sharing the ads we’ve discovered, in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information, can help.

That’s why we have reached out to congressional leadership to agree on a process and schedule to provide the content of these ads, along with related information, to congressional investigators. At the same time, we will continue our own review and investigation, and to do our part to make sure investigators have the information they need. We look forward to their comprehensive assessment, and to a greater public understanding of what took place.

See also: Hard Questions: More on Russian Ads

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Introducing Face Filters in Live

Blog Instagram - Jue, 09/21/2017 - 18:26

Starting today, you can play with face filters while sharing live video. Whether you’re channeling a kitten or want to add some stars or rainbow light to your face, you can easily try on face filters while connecting with friends and followers in the moment.



To use face filters in live video, tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during your broadcast. Tap any filter to check out a new look, and play around with as many as you’d like. You can also try on the new sunglasses face filter — available exclusively in live video for the next week — and tap to change the scenery reflected in your lenses.

When your broadcast has ended you can share a replay to stories, or choose “Discard” and your live video will disappear from the app as usual.



Face filters in live video will be rolling out globally over the next several weeks. To learn more about this update, check out the Instagram Help Center.

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Honey Over Ink for Hebrew Typographer @e_known To see more of...

Blog Instagram - Mié, 09/20/2017 - 23:15


Honey Over Ink for Hebrew Typographer @e_known

To see more of Enon’s work, follow @e_known on Instagram.

Enon Avital (@e_known) reached for a bottle of honey, not an inkwell, when he wrote a message of good wishes for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. “At the beginning, I was doing traditional typography — just ink on paper, pencil on paper. Nothing like I’m doing now,” says the New Jersey-based designer and web developer. But eventually Enon looked to more unconventional materials — everything from kiwis to pencil shavings — and turned them into Hebrew typography. “I like the pieces I can eat at the end. That’s always fun,” he says.

Rosh Hashana begins this week and focuses on leaving the old behind and embracing the new. “We drop all negativity,” says Enon. “When the community as a whole asks for forgiveness and resets, we are all refreshed. That is what Rosh Hashana is all about.”

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Front Row at London Fashion Week with @susiebubble To see more...

Blog Instagram - Mié, 09/20/2017 - 21:02


Front Row at London Fashion Week with @susiebubble

To see more from the front row, follow @susiebubble on Instagram.

Preppy uniforms, band Ts, combat trousers, Japanese prints — you name it, Susie Lau (@susiebubble) has worn it. “What phase haven’t I gone through?” says the London born-and-raised fashion blogger. “My interest in fashion really started when I was growing up in Camden, seeing how people expressed themselves through clothing,” she says. “I approached it in a really geeky way, reading up about costume and fashion history in the library and buying magazines, cutting things out to make inspiration collages. It was a form of escape.”

When she began her blog, Style Bubble, in 2006, Susie’s only intention was to keep it as her own personal hobby. “When I first started, it very much felt like I was an interloper, especially in fashion, which has always been so guarded and exclusive as an industry,” she says. But as the age of social media dawned, Susie’s blog remained at the forefront of the fashion world. “A decade on, fashion blogging has become an industry in itself,” says Susie. “It’s been good to witness that change gradually, and to know what my own niche is — which is namely discovering young talent.”

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmadewithlove Weekend Hashtag...

Blog Instagram - Mar, 09/19/2017 - 02:46


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmadewithlove

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal of #WHPmadewithlove was to create photos and videos that highlight a passion or hobby you put your time and heart into. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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Walking the Emmys Red Carpet with @yarashahidi To see more from...

Blog Instagram - Lun, 09/18/2017 - 08:31


Walking the Emmys Red Carpet with @yarashahidi

To see more from Yara’s life and work, follow @yarashahidi on Instagram.

Acting runs in the family for 17-year-old Yara Shahidi (@yarashahidi). “My mom is a commercial actress, so for most of my childhood I worked on commercials with her,” says Yara. “It was always like a playdate with one of my favorite people, so it never felt like work. That’s how I fell in love with acting.”

Fast-forward to today, and the young star of “Black-ish” is still honing her performance chops as she makes her second appearance at the Emmy Awards. “It’s a busy time on the carpet, but that’s overshadowed by seeing friends!” says Yara. “I’m excited to celebrate our TV community. We put in a lot of hours and dedicate a lot of time to create programming, so it’s fun to sit with everyone and just take a moment to smile.”

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Talking Comedy with Emmys Host Stephen Colbert To see more of...

Blog Instagram - Dom, 09/17/2017 - 19:22


Talking Comedy with Emmys Host Stephen Colbert

To see more of Stephen’s work on “The Late Show,” follow @colbertlateshow on Instagram.

When “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” host Stephen Colbert (@colbertlateshow) was younger, comedy was his great love. “I had comedy albums that I would play over and over, like George Carlin’s Class Clown and Steve Martin’s A Wild and Crazy Guy,” says Stephen. “I heard those guys and I was hooked. I wanted to be a part of it.” Long before he went into comedy professionally, Stephen had a loyal audience of one: his mother. “She was a great guide for my artistic interests and was the ultimate person to make laugh,” he says.

Stephen’s transition to “The Late Show” two years ago also changed his comedic path. “I’ve allowed myself to become sort of a pure performer now,” he says. “Coming out of ‘The Colbert Report,’ I wanted to go out there and do jokes for people. I wanted to be interested in my guests. That’s the only way I could reveal myself, to be myself for the audience.”

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Creating an Inclusive Latino Community with...

Blog Instagram - Sáb, 09/16/2017 - 00:44


Creating an Inclusive Latino Community with @hijadetumadreshop

This month, we’ll be sharing the stories of Hispanic-American community members in celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, which runs through October 15 in the US.

What began as an expression of personal identity has transformed into a colorful business pursuit for Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre (@hijadetumadreshop), an online apparel store. Back when she traveled a lot, Patty, who lives in Los Angeles, came across a sequin design of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City and put it on her denim jacket. “I felt like this was something that could really be picked up by a lot of other people who identify, like myself, as Chicana, Mexican-American and a child of Latino immigrants,” she says.

But the designs for Hija de tu Madre are about more than fashion for Patty; they’re about creating community through inclusivity. “It’s something that I really value — being inclusive of different sizes, of different kinds of Latinos, because they’re not a monolith,” says Patty. “There are Afro-Latinos. There are queer Latinos. There are undocumented Latinos. Being inclusive is something that’s allowed me to be so successful because I’m creating a safe space that celebrates the diversity within my Latino community.”

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmadewithlove Weekend Hashtag...

Blog Instagram - Vie, 09/15/2017 - 22:56


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmadewithlove

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

You won’t find idle hands here. This weekend, the goal is to create photos and videos that highlight a passion or hobby you put your time and heart into, like this handmade floral hoop art by Olga Prinku (@olgaprinku). Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Show us your creative process, from the very beginning to the finished product. What steps take you from idea to object?
  • Whether you create for a living or for fun, every artist has his or her preferred space to work. Give us a tour of the place where you create — your kitchen table, your studio or a local crafting workspace.
  • Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes — from communing with nature to experiencing the work of other artists. Where do you find yours?

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmadewithlove hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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