Meet Cole Rise, the guy behind many of the popular Instagram filters you know and love. We’re talking about Amaro, Hudson, Sierra, Sutro, Mayfair, Willow…and of course, RISE. Cole is also responsible for creating the Instagram logo.
Today, we had a chance to interview him at the NYSE, and hear all about his NEW photo-filtering app called Litely. Check it out.
PS: Yes, we did use the Rise filter on that photo! (credit: Deborah Findling)
Is the “Selfies at Funerals” Tumblr the last nail in society’s coffin? CNBC’s Jane Wells, who admits she often over-shares on social media, offers her take:
I, like so many others, need to step away from the “send” and “share” buttons. But even I wouldn’t snap a self-portrait inside a funeral home with Grandma visible in her open casket behind me. Someone else did that.
(Photo credit: selfiesatfunerals.tumblr.com)
Man who hacked Zuckerberg’s Facebook account gets cash reward
A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.
Social media alone cannot overthrow a government or depose a king, but in the fierce media war waged between those in power and those who are desperate for it - Twitter has become vital; a weapon of mass communication, controlled by everyone and no one.