Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 77306 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-03-22 11:30:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-22 15:30:43 [post_content] => By Katie BrandlOf the 500 million monthly active Instagram users, the following seven couples notably exhibit their passions for their pursuits and one another. They are business-savvy, creative, and in love. Here are seven IG dream couples every modern romantic should follow, in no particular order.
1. Luxury Globetrotters: Murad and Nataly Osmann (@followmeto) Murad and Nataly Osmann are iconic for their unique travel photography. The “follow me to” concept they started on their shared feed (@followmeto) triggered a major social media movement. Couples began to post photographs in the same style—photos taken from the perspective of a partner being led by the other toward their destination. The Osmanns take wanderlust to a new level of romantic. And the best quality of their Instagram, even better than the beauty of the places they visit, is the behind-the-scenes footage that goes along with it. The couple reveals the making of each picture they post, which makes their “follow me to” concept more accessible for any romantic that wishes to participate.
2. Casually Fashionable: Patricia Manfield (@patriciamanfield) and Giotto Calendoni (@giottocalendoli) Manfield and Calendoni generate style-envy beyond compare. Both are fashion icons and boast sophisticated taste with a casual twist. Manfield is the founder of The Atelier, a blog for fashion, photography, travelling, and music with a massive following. She’s also in the process of recording her first album. Calendoni is a designer and model, and his hat line called Grandpa is about to debut. The couple share ambitions that align, but their work often leads them around the world in separate directions. They make everything look effortless, even as they juggle their respective pursuits and maintain their romance.
3. The High-Fashion Couple: Olivia Palermo (@OliviaPalermo) and Johannes Shuebl (@JohannesHuebl) Most would remember Olivia Palermo from her stint as a public relations assistant to designer Diane Von Furstenberg on MTV’s The City. Her husband is model Johannes Shuebl—and the couple boasts a classic style. Even their Instagram aesthetic is crisp and classy. Despite their fame, they remain easy to relate to in a number of ways. One of the sweetest ways they accomplish this is through Shuebl’s “Sundays” posts with Palermo. Usually, he posts photos of the pair together in a relaxed setting (on the couch, on a walk with the dog, etc.), but, sometimes, he posts photos of Palermo sans makeup. After nine years of marriage, they are out to prove that couples who style together stay together.
4. The Painters: Sally Mustang (@sallymustang) and Mitch Gobel (@mitchgobel_resinart) “…The English language doesn't let me describe what that actually feels like. The rawness and truth that you feel. The spirit of the heart,” Sally writes about love, in a caption for a photo of her and Mitch painting together. Their work is beautiful—a combination of paints that marbleize on canvas. It perfectly represents the beauty in collaboration with one’s partner—how two people can create something remarkable as a team.
5. Outdoorsy Globetrotters: Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) and Lauren Bullen (@Gypsea_lust) This duo is sun-kissed, relaxed, and, mostly, barefoot. Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen travel the world, posting a color-themed flood of photos on their Instagram feeds as they go. In their bios, they mark their current locations. They are carefree, usually someplace warm, at sunset, and smiling. They document their adventures together, though they run separate Instagram accounts. Together, they are the no-hassle kind of travelers to follow.
6. The Fitness Couple: Kayla Itsines (@Kayla_itsines) and Tobi Pearce (@Tobi_Pearce) Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce are endorphin-happy. Independently, through their Instagram platforms, they inspire millions to improve their bodies in the healthiest, activity-friendly ways. These Aussies are a powerful pair. They admire each other, and they give each other the distance to cultivate their own brands. Still, they support each other—Pearce flew around the world with Itsines this year to help her promote her training method to people in dozens of cities. This couple proves that it’s possible to support a partner that shares the same pursuit without an unhealthy competitive edge muddling the relationship.
7. The Music Moguls: Alicia Keys (@AliciaKeys) and Swizz Beatz (@therealswizzz) Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are down-to-earth and authentic, setting them apart from many couples in the music industry, which fosters an immense amount of pressure on individuals and couples to please others. The duo moves against the grain. Keys recently inspired a movement for women to stop wearing makeup, set into effect by a photo shoot she did in her post-gym sweat. She now says: "I don't want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Her husband, who is equally successful in the music world, is an advocate for Keys’ #nomakeup movement, proving to be a supportive partner in both their musical collaborations and personal sphere.
Not only can you find ideas using objects you see out in the world, but Pinterest has also made it possible to intelligently source new ideas within the app using Instant Ideas. When you come across something interesting, just tap the circle that appears on each Pin to instantly unlock related ideas and concepts. In essence, it lets you instantly reshape your feed around whatever catches your eye, all without losing your spot.
If all of this wasn't enough, Pinterest also introduced Shop the Look, an extension of the Buyable Pins program which enables 'pinners' to buy a specific item directly on Pinterest. Simply tap the circle on each item to find the styles you’re looking for. You can even see what other people have paired it with for additional inspiration.
Instant Ideas and Shop the Look are available now on iPhone, Android and the web. Lens will be rolling out in the US over the coming weeks. [post_title] => Pinterest Catalogs the World Through Shazam-Like Visual Tool [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => pinterest-catalogs-the-world-through-shazam-like-visual-tool [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 18:39:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 23:39:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75692 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75590 [post_author] => 47246 [post_date] => 2017-02-08 14:50:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:50:16 [post_content] => Protests are great. But they aren't what they once were, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.The recent Women's March on Washington had a half a million person turnout—an estimated 250,000 more than the requested parking permits—which was a stunning sight for sympathizers of the movement. The national campaign started as a Facebook event that spread like wildfire, a situation not unique to the United States; in Guatemala, for example, a freedom-loving grandmother organized the Facebook event that ousted the President and VP in 2015.[caption id="attachment_75649" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Women's March on NYC. Photo by Jason Leiva.[/caption]But in the 60's, a protest of this scale would have been much harder to organize—they didn't share the conveniences of social media and mobile phones—which is why, as the New York Times recently put it, the Women's March is better equated to Rosa Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus. "What used to be an endpoint is now an initial spark," The Times writes.Today, a Facebook event with 40 interested users might multiply to 335,000, which shows us that even a protest on the scale of the Women's March is only the beginning. So here are some effective tools to exercise dissent in today's fast technological age.[caption id="attachment_75647" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Women's March on NYC. Photo by Jason Leiva.[/caption]
Facebook Live Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline used this tool to showcase the militant police force on site in North Dakota. In many ways, Facebook Live was a more reliable resource than the mainstream media's sparse coverage of the issue amidst the nonstop coverage of last year's Presidential election. With a simple tap of the finger, a Facebook user is given control of a live, broadcasting device right on their camera phone. Once a person goes "Live," Facebook alerts anyone on their list who has been subscribed to live notifications; from there anyone can watch, like and/or comment their broadcast. This is particularly useful for making sure your footage gets seen by those outside of your immediate circle.[caption id="attachment_75646" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Women's March on NYC. Photo by Jason Leiva.[/caption]
'Witness,' and other organizations that use video as a weapon Witness is weaponizing the power of video by assisting and guiding activists in filming protests, human rights violations, and unlawful or harmful activities in a way that is safe and effective. They provide on-the-ground training for filming in unpredictable circumstances and capturing footage as evidence in a court of law; and in the grander scheme, they work toward policies that empower and protect digital activists and technologies that will maximize their efficiency, all in collaboration with their partners and fellow advocates.[caption id="attachment_75645" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Women's March on NYC. Photo by Jason Leiva.[/caption]
The fast-and-furious news With the aid of Apple's News App, it's fairly easy to exercise one of our most crucial duties as citizens: reading the news. The News App curates a variety of news articles from different organizations of your choosing: The New York Times, The Economist, etc. With the current state of news flowing at the pace of an angry river, one can easily keep up to date with what's breaking and current.News organizations, too, are adapting to the rapid pace of a changing world. Realizing that most people today take to their phones for the news, Google created what is known as Accelerated Mobile Pages —in essence, a way for the news to load faster on a person's phone.[caption id="attachment_75644" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Women's March on NYC. Photo by Jason Leiva.[/caption]
Contact your reps with one click Quite accurately, Wired called the recent revelation of Countable, "an app that makes it easy to pester your congress member." Right off the bat, the app requests the concerned citizen's zip code so it can identify who his or her representatives are. The app has a simple, clear list of all the bills under review by Congress, and even features those previously on the Countable chopping block that have now reached a decision. It poses each bill as a question to which a user replies "yea" or "nay," like, "Do sanctuary cities that don't cooperate with immigration officials need to lose federal funding?"The app is tailored to the user's interests and concerns. However, it does try to inform each user of the complexities of each bill by explaining why it might merit a yea or nay vote. Once a user's vote has been cast, it is transmitted to their representative on Capitol Hill by email, and democracy springs into action.Crowds of young activists—and new activists, regardless of age—are emerging in large swaths. Whether it was Occupy Wall Street in 2011 or the Tea Party Protests of 2009, or the Women's March or the March for Life, dissent is most effective today when responsive to a changing world. That is, when it is loud, fast, and connected. [post_title] => How to Politically Dissent in the New Age of Technology [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-to-politically-dissent-in-the-new-age-of-technology [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 14:50:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:50:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75590 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75584 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-08 14:15:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:15:36 [post_content] => When we imagine a cinematic master piece, we think of it on a big screen. We know it was shot on some fancy camera, with some A-list celebrities and billion dollar sets. But not all films have to be traditionally made. In fact, the opposite can be just as creative.Trim Lamba, a University of Oxford student in London, is breaking movie-making boundaries by creating a film entirely on Snapchat. His film is set to be featured on Vimeo as Short of the Week on Feb. 10.In an interview with Mashable, Lamba said he's always been fascinated with social media and how features like Snapchat's "Story" allows users to create and curate their lives through a series of photos and videos. "Often, we skew this to present our most joyous and attractive selves," Lamba said in the interview.The film is a seven-minute piece following actress Chantelle Levene as she goes to parties, hangs out with her friends and hits up the gym. The snaps are realistic, depicting the main character's typical day, but eventually taking a dark, dismal turn. "I wanted to test the resilience of the social avatar when faced with unpleasantness," continued Lamba to Mashable. "Our aim then was to bring together social media and cinema in a synthesis that felt authentic, searing and potentially illuminating."Aside from being featured on Vimeo, Lamba has been invited to screen his film throughout London, which he believes will give audiences a unique perspective when shown on a big screen. It is also important to note that this is not the first time Snapchat has been used to make a movie. According to Mashable, writer/director Hannah Macpherson borrowed the account of YouTube star Andrea Russett to create a five-day horror film, in real time, called "Sickhouse."No doubt, it's clear that Snapchat is no longer just an social sharing app, but a platform for creatives to challenge themselves to adapt and master new mediums. Lamba's Snapchat film is creative, unique and will surely capture the audience's attention.[via Mashable] [post_title] => "Cracked Screen": A Dark Story Told Entirely Through Snapchat [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cracked-screen-a-dark-story-told-entirely-through-snapchat [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 14:15:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 19:15:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75584 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75227 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2017-02-03 11:45:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-03 16:45:42 [post_content] => I'm always one for honesty, but when you're doing your paperwork for an initial public offering, I don't think that's the best time to admit you are never going to be profitable. That's exactly what social media behemoth Snapchat did yesterday. After reporting a $514 million net loss in 2016, Snapchat executives admit that they "may never achieve or maintain profitability."That's not exactly what potential investors want to hear.
Snap filed with an initial size of $3 billion, a placeholder amount used to calculate fees that may change. It will seek to raise as much as $4 billion in the IPO, people familiar with the matter have said, for a market value of as much as $25 billion. The company plans to use proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions, the filing shows. -Bloomberg Twitter, which went public in 2013, will be one of the primary comparisons to how Snapchat's value will be judged, and it's not a great story. Though Twitter remains one of the most popular social networks, their growth has stagnated over the last few years and they have never shown a profit.And that has, in turn, slowed the growth of their stock.If Twitter has not been able to grow as a business and entice investors, how can Snapchat, who has already admitted that being profitable isn't likely, nor should it be the focus. It's something a startup can say and get away with, but not something you can say as a publicly-traded company whose value is actually calculated by its... value.Snapchat will be seeking $3 billion in it's IPO, which is coincidently the amount for which Facebook offered to purchase it in 2013. [post_title] => Snapchat Files for IPO, Then Immediately States it May Never Be Profitable [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => snapchat-files-for-ipo-then-immediately-states-it-may-never-be-profitable [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-03 11:45:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-03 16:45:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75227 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74925 [post_author] => 47243 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 12:45:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 17:45:49 [post_content] => Facebook announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31 that it's changing up its algorithms to get rid of fake news sites in users' News Feeds.According to a Mashable article, Facebook said the algorithm switch would boost posts users consider "genuine and not misleading, sensational or spammy." The site hopes to decrease the amount of click bait and spam circulating around its network and move up the newsworthy content users want to see when they log in.The site commenced its fight against fake news at the end of 2016. The plan is to pay more attention to Pages and People sections by adding more markers to posts, which will signal to algorithms whether or not the post's information is authentic or spam. Facebook said it found many pages would post fake content to get more views, likes and comments. Facebook explained how this will affect different Pages in a blog post.
"We anticipate that most Pages won’t see any significant changes to their distribution in News Feed...some Pages might see a small increase in referral traffic or outbound clicks, and some Pages might see minor decreases. Pages should continue to post stories that are relevant to their audiences." Posts will be ranked by noteworthy content, as well as based on a user's personal interest, which is based on their likes, reactions and shares. Facebook began its mission to cleanse the site of fake information after being under fire for allowing false reports and Internet hoaxes to across the platform. Facebook has also been accused of influencing the outcome of the election.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox7YBHJUm6QIt's been said that it's becoming a media company fact checker rather than strictly a social platform. Some argue that this will cause more problems than it will solve, as the site will bring in "third-party" fact checkers—or "watchmen"—to decide what's credible. What do you think?[Featured image via pixabay] [post_title] => Facebook Tweaks Algorithms To Eliminate Fake News [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => facebook-tweaks-algorithms-to-eliminate-fake-news [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-01 12:45:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-01 17:45:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74925 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))