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For $400, you can be an Instagram influencer

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Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF If you’re on social media, you’ve most likely heard of the side-hustle. Work your 9 to 5, sure, but you also should be making yourself known in the world. Definitely don’t just sit down and watch “fucking House of Cards,” as entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk tweeted. Well, here’s one side-hustle you can probably manage while binging all of Netflix’s originals: Be an Instagram influencer. Don’t have a foodie lifestyle or a cute dog? Don’t worry. Just fake it, and you could be taking in hundreds of dollars per week via brand deals. SEE ALSO: We’re more addicted […]

Finally there’s a name for the Instagram trend everyone is already doing

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Image: vicky leta / mashable You’ve been posting “plandids” for years and you didn’t even know it. Tipped to be the hottest Insta trend of the summer, this newly coined term actually describes a pretty well-established Instagram practice that many of us have been doing for yonks. SEE ALSO: ‘Finstas’ can be boring or funny or sexy but they’re always real So, what exactly are plandids? The word is a portmanteau of “planned” and “candid,” which kinda sounds like a contradiction in terms. The idea is to post “as if you didn’t know the picture was being taken, but you’re […]

Business witches of Instagram take sorcery to a new level

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Image: ambar del moral/mashable Katie Karpetz is a business witch. No, really. Karpetz, a Canadian who identifies as a bog witch because of her unruly hair, is literally in the business of selling products marketed specifically for other witches. SEE ALSO: Instagram shares magical ‘Harry Potter’ illustration to mark 20-year anniversary She sells everything from vintage amethyst tower wands designed to soothe insomnia, to custom-made “witch bottles” whose recipes are top secret. For the uninitiated, a witch bottle acts as a “recharging” agent for different parts of the psyche. Her preferred medium for displaying and advertising her inventory? Her Instagram […]

How to keep your Instagram stalking private

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Image: instagram There’s no shame in admitting that you stalk people on Instagram we all do. But you don’t always want anyone who grabs your phone to see who you’ve been stalking. So, here’s the complete guide to hiding who you stalk on Instagram. SEE ALSO: How to banish ads from your Instagram feed Clear search history The “clear search history” button clears the dropdown of previous searches in your search bar. Note: this doesn’t affect your search recommendations. Image: instagram To clear your search history, Go to your profile on Instagram Tap the gear on iPhone or three dotted […]

This week in apps: Watch sharks on Google Earth, become a faux pilot, and everything else

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The apps have changed again.Image: lili sams/mashable It wouldn’t surprise us if you were so caught up in picking the best foods to eat at your Fourth of July party that you lost track of the new apps and updates this week. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: The ‘Third Thumb’ prosthetic for anyone makes me really want an extra finger Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay on top of it all. Here’s […]