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KC Concepcion pens sweet birthday message for boyfriend Pierre Emmanuel Plassart

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:44 PM

'Chivalry is NOT dead!' KC writes

Instagram adds verified accounts to 'stop bad actors'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM

High-profile accounts will now be able to request for a verification process


Hundreds of Instagram users locked out of accounts in hack

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Victims report that their login credentials were changed and their avatars were replaced with a film still

INSTAGRAM. Photo by Nopparat Khokthong/Shutterstock.com


Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:16 PM

Among the tools are a way to limit notifications, and a dashboard that allows users to keep track of how much time they have spent on the platforms

Sharon Cuneta celebrates 40 years in showbiz with concert

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Sharon also formally launches her presence on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

MILESTONE. Actress Sharon Cuneta answers questions at a press conference on her concert in celebration of  her 40th year in showbiz this year. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Instagram users in some countries can now apply for verification

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Instagram wants to put a stop to the Instagram account verification black market where the blue checkmark could reportedly fetch prices of up to $15,000


Instagram Lite launches for data-conscious photo takers

Jun 28, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Instagram Lite comes in at 573 kilobytes, around 1/55 of the size of the original Instagram application


Facebook may soon tell you how much time you spend on it

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Uncovered code reveals the social media giant is working on a feature that can track how much time you use Facebook each day over a week

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video with IGTV

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom announces the milestone as he unveils the new video application known as IGTV

Instagram quietly ends screenshot notification feature on Stories

Jun 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The news marks the end of a few months of testing with a limited rollout that didn't quite indicate who was in the testing pool

INSTAGRAM. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows an attendee taking a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

After backlash over viral video, Gretchen Barretto and friends apologize

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Gretchen, along with friends Mimi Que and Patty Pineda, say sorry via Instagram live over a June 6 video that went viral

Ellen Adarna posts photo of diamond ring, igniting engagement rumors

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Ellen posts a photo on Sunday, June 3, and then deletes it an hour after

'ARTJOG 2018': Pertemuan gagasan dalam seni

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:44 AM

'ARTJOG 2018' memuat berbagai karya seni mulai dari lukisan, grafis foto hingga instalasi multimedia

Pencerahan bagi pegiat, penikmat, dan pemburu foto.

5 tips for an Instagram-worthy journal

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Now that you've got your bullet journal format down, what's next? Here's how you can pretty-up your notebooks

Instagram rolls out 'mute' option

May 23, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Users now have the option to stop seeing posts from an account without unfollowing them


Cherie Gil is on a mission to throw water in the faces of 100 people

May 16, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The actress is bringing her 'Bituing Walang Ningning' character Lavinia Arguelles back to life as she reenacts an iconic scene from the 1985 film

ICONIC. Cherie Gil recreates the immortal 'Bituing Walang Ningning' scene with Atom Araullo. Screenshot from Instagram.com/the_real_lavinia_arguelles

Where is Ellen Adarna's public apology?

May 12, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The mother of the teenager tagged by the actress as a paparazzi had warned Ellen of legal action if she fails to issue a public apology over the incident

ELLEN ADARNA. The actress is involved in a camera-duel incident involving a teenager at a ramen restaurant. Screenshot from Instagram.com/maria.elena.adarna

'PAP moves?' Mom of teen demands apology from Ellen Adarna

May 07, 2018 - 9:46 PM

'We prefer not to take this further, but as our only daughter, we are ready to take this wherever needed to protect her integrity,' writes the mother of the 17-year-old

RAMEN-GATE. The mother of the teen whom Ellen Adarna publicly accused of allegedly trying to 'pap' her speaks out. File photo from Ellen Adarna's Instagram account

Instagram announces GoPro, Spotify integration with Stories

May 03, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The integrations will allow users of the GoPro or Spotify apps to send content to Instagram Stories

INTEGRATION. Instagram users can now shares Spotify playlists and tunes without needing to connect the apps together. Screen shot from Instagram.

Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Schools must 'only use domestic social networks' for their communication,' the ministry says

Isabelle Daza clears up 'controversial' Instagram exchange with Alex Gonzaga

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The long-time friends take to Instagram Stories after people make a big deal over an exchange in Isabelle's Instagram post

Facebook's hubris in the midst of victimhood

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:19 AM

There is no other company that does anything quite like Facebook, which means its platitudes of policing its platform and of taking responsibility for its missteps are filled with hubris

LOOK: K-pop idol Bobby greets Scarlett Kramer

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'Hey, Scarlett, this is Uncle Bobby. Happy birthday!' the iKON member says in his Instagram story

BIRTHDAY GREETING. iKON's Bobby greets Scarlett Kramer a happy birthday. Screengrab from Instagram/@bobbyindaeyo and @dougkramerdougkramer

BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging apps

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:56 AM

'We have a lot of respect for Facebook and the value they've placed on messaging capabilities, some of which were invented by BlackBerry,' says BlackBerry spokeswoman Sarah McKinney

Dug-up files hint Instagram could soon add voice and video calling

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:25 AM

Files and icons labelled 'call' and 'video call' were found in the Instagram app’s code

INSTAGRAM CALLS? An attendee takes a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. File photo by  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

DOH on Dengvaxia deaths, Pimentel on Cha-Cha, LTFRB on new ride-hailing applications | Evening wRap

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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That's so 2017: 7 trends we can't wait to leave behind this year

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder

In cute-obsessed Japan, capsule toys play big in age of social media

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:43 PM

One store, in Tokyo's famous Akihabara electronics district, is crammed with around 500 capsule toy vending machines stretching out as far as the eye can see

'KAWAII' OR CUTE. This picture taken on November 14, 2017, shows vending machines containing various series of capsule toys at a store in Tokyo's Akihabara district. Capsule toys have been around for more than 40 years but the craze really took off in 2012 when Tokyo-based manufacturer Kitan Club launched its "Koppu no Fuchico" ("Fuchico at the edge of a glass"). Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Instagram launches standalone messaging app in select test markets

Dec 08, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The move may be similar to Facebook spinning off Messenger into its own app

DIRECT. The interface of the new messaging app is similar to that of Instagram Stories


Daftar 10 foto di Instagram paling banyak disukai tahun 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Bukan lagi Selena Gomez yang jadi juara seperti tahun lalu

French teacher to be tried for sex with student aged 14

Nov 26, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The teacher began a relationship with his student by chatting on Instagram

HARASSMENT. A 31-year-old French teacher will be tried for having sex with his 14-year-old student.

Facebook wants your nudes to fight spread of revenge porn

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Submitted nudes are given a digital fingerprint that allows for automatic identification and blocking of potential future uploads on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

Proud Project: Membuat perubahan sosial melalui ‘storytelling’

Nov 06, 2017 - 4:18 PM

CEO Proud Project Trivet Sembel berbagi kisahnya mendirikan gerakan ini seorang diri

 Bersama dengan Co-Founder Proud Project, Trivet Sembel, di Conclave Wijaya. Foto Oleh Dzikra Fanada/Rappler

Indonesian terrorist, Roque on Duterte, NY terror suspect | Evening wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Russians also used Instagram to spread misinformation – Facebook

Nov 02, 2017 - 10:58 AM

20 million Americans were exposed to Russian-led information campaign on Instagram in 2016, admits Facebook

TESTIMONY. Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado are sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/AFP


Facebook, Instagram restored following service downtime

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:29 AM

Are Facebook and Instagram down in your location? You're not alone!

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

Model Arzaylea denies starting a conversation with Manny Pacquiao on Instagram

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Social media star Arzaylea Rodriguez says she did not engage Pacquiao in conversation first during her livestream

WHO STARTED IT? Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao says his comments on social media star Arzaylea Rodriguez's Instagram video were a response to her, but Rodriguez denies engaging him in conversation first. Screengrab from Instagram/arzaylea, photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Instagram introduces comment controls, kindness initiative

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Instagram's new comment controls allow public accounts to choose who can comment on posts, whether it's everyone, groups of people, people you follow, or your account's followers

Pacquiao defends 'call me anytime' comment on vlogger's live video

Sep 28, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao says he has already forgiven people putting malice into his comments on women's videos, adding that 'only God can judge them'

COMMENTS. Senator Manny Pacquiao defends his comment once again on a woman's Instagram live video. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Pacquiao says 'no malice' in comments on 22-year-old Arzaylea's live video

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:01 PM

'Lahat naman puwedeng makipag-usap sa amin. Wala namang malisya doon,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Social media updates roundup: September 17 to 23, 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Instagram users will now be able to use filters during livestreams while Facebook tests a 'Recent Ad Activity' feed

LIVE FILTERS. Instagram now lets users use filters in live mode. Photo from Instagram

Pelaku penghina Iriana mengaku benci terhadap rezim Jokowi

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:02 AM

DI mengaku kepada polisi akun instagram warga_biasa memang miliknya

UJARAN KEBENCIAN. Kapolda Jabar Irjen Agung Budi Maryoto (tengah) memberikan keterangan terkait penangkapan pelaku dugaan penyebaran ujaran kebencian terhadap Iriana Joko Widodo berinisial DI di Mapolrestabes Bandung, Jawa Barat, Selasa, 12 September. Foto oleh Agus Bebeng/ANTARA

Social media updates roundup: August 27 to September 2, 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Facebook enters the streaming wars with Facebook Watch while Microsoft releases Mixer Create a mobile app for streaming mobile games

MIXER CREATE. Microsoft releases new mobile app for its streaming platform, Mixer. Image from Microsoft


Hackers obtain contact details of high-profile Instagram users

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Instagram alerts all verified accounts of a hack that pilfered email addresses and phone numbers but not password details


Instagram now allows portrait, landscape photos in albums

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Originally users could only post square photos and videos when using the app s multi upload album feature

NEW PERSPECTIVES. Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait photos in addition to square photos. Photo from Instagram/Twitter


4 tip memulai bisnis kuliner yang Instagram-able

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Banyak tempat makan yang semakin terkenal karena banyak faktor salah satunya adalah lokasi dan dekorasinya yang mengundang minta untuk berfoto

UP TO DATE. Selain dekorasi yang kekinian, jangan lupa untuk menyajikan menu yang up to date. Foto oleh Romy Palar/Rappler

Facebook losing teens to Instagram, Snapchat – forecast

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:11 PM

An eMarketer forecast predicts that Facebook use will sag among individuals aged 24 or younger but adoption by older folks will continue

FACEBOOK. The social network's logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin on February 24, 2016. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Jakarta jadi lokasi tag favorit di fitur Instagram Stories

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Jakarta mengalahkan beberapa kota besar di dunia lainnya seperti New York London Sao Paulo dan Madrid

INSTAGRAM STORIES. Jakarta jadi lokasi tag paling populer di Instagram Stories. Foto oleh IDN Times

Daftar pengguna Instagram Stories dari dunia fashion dengan view terbanyak

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Model sekaligus aktris Emily Ratajkowski jadi pemilik akun dari kalangan fashion yang Stories nya paling banyak disaksikan pengguna Instagram

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI. Model sekaligus aktris Emily Ratajkowski jadi pemilik akun dari kalangan fashion yang Stories-nya paling banyak disaksikan pengguna Instagram. Foto dari akun Instagram @emrata