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Microsoft Has Given Us The F**k-You Emoji We All Wanted

Briefly: Insult emoticons have arrived at last, thanks to Microsoft. Windows 10 will feature the first wave of blatantly offensive emoji, a collection of middle fingers in full F-you salute. One sad step closer to Instagramese becoming the de facto language of humanity.


How To Take The Perfect Selfie

In this day and age, taking a good selfie is an important skill to have — especially if you looking for more Instagram-cred. If you find that your selfies are a little underwhelming and just aren’t pulling the likes, here a few things to keep in mind so you can snap the perfect insta-worthy pic.


Can Instagram Be Used As A Tool To Track Climate Change?

In Los Angeles, the transition from spring to summer is heralded by the blooming of jacarandas, a photogenic tree that explodes in bright lavender fireworks and sprinkles flowers across the city like purple rain. But as I Instagrammed my sneakers against the rubbery petals the other week, I had a nagging feeling — this was way too early for jacarandas to be blooming.


Instagram Is Censoring The Eggplant Emoji Because, Well, You Know Why

Instagrammers with weiner on the brain will have to look elsewhere: Instagram announced yesterday it’s adding emoji hashtags, but you can’t search for photos hashtagged with the eggplant, a vegetable considered more penile than produce these days.


Because You Always Wanted Emoji Hashtags On Instagram

It’s the final nail in the coffin of word-based human communication. Instagram’s new feature: emoji hashtags.


Tinder Jumps In Bed With Instagram, And Everything Else You Missed

Tinder teams up with Instagram, handwriting makes a comeback, and Sony may release its next flagship smartphone sooner than you’d think. BitStream has all the news and rumours you missed in the last 24 hours.


If You Could Only Use One Social Network, What Would It Be?

Few of us have the mental bandwidth to care about the latest hot new social thing. When Foursquare split its app, I never downloaded Swarm in protest. I never signed up for Ello. Do I sound too get-off-my-lawn when I say screw Snapchat?


Instagram's New 'Layout' App Lets You Cram Your Feed Full Of Collages

Instagram is the photo-sharing app that also created the timelapse-creating app. Now, Instagram is looking to conquer another corner of the mobile photography world with Layout, an app for making Instagram-friendly collages.


Hide Your Least-Favourite Instagram Filters For Easier Photo Sharing

If the world is eagerly waiting for your latest photographic masterpiece then you don’t want to waste time thumbing through a stack of Instagram filters to find the one you like. The latest version of the app lets you remove and organise the available options to streamline the process. Here’s how to do it.


Inside The Gross, Predatory World Of 'Sexy Teen' Instagram Accounts

Not feeling acutely queasy at the relentless perversion of our great big world yet today? Here ya go: Instagram accounts devoted to showcasing photos of “sexy teens” are becoming commenting hotbeds for swapping kiddie porn.


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