TechCrunch: Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading…

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TechCrunch: Instagram and Facebook are experiencing outages

Users reported issues with Instagram and Facebook Sunday morning. [Update as of 12:45 p.m. pacific] Facebook says the outage affecting its apps has been resolved. “Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps due…

Mashable: Instagram can’t stop flood of grisly photos from teen’s murder so users step up

By Morgan Sung2019-07-16 01:40:45 UTC Instagram users are stepping up to stanch the flow of photos showing a popular teen e-girl’s murder as the platform fails to quickly remove the images. As bad actors upload grisly photos showing the teen’s…

Mashable: Belle Delphine, who sold gamer girl bathwater, isn’t selling that gamer girl pee

By Morgan Sung2019-07-09 23:11:54 UTC Sorry boys, the viral screenshot of Belle Delphine’s jarred urine for sale is probably a hoax.  Delphine is a 19-year-old cosplayer whose very NSFW Instagram presence made headlines when she trolled her thirsty followers by…

TechCrunch: New Instagram features flag potentially offensive comments, allow you to quietly ‘restrict’ users

Instagram announced two new features today that it said are designed to combat online bullying. In both cases, the Facebook -owned service seems to be trying to find ways to limit bad behavior without outright blocking posts or banning users.…