reading instagram against instagram


Will Neibergall made the above by rephotographing an Instagram stock shot 6 times. It's an old trick but I like the way this technique breaks down the arty, fake Kodacolor look of the Instagram filter.
More on Instagram: Glad we can still link to it without seeing the Facebook login.
And speaking of Facebook, more detail on how the company inflates its MAU count (monthly active users). That absurd figure that climbed from 400 million to 845 million in advance of the IPO is based on everyone who clicks on a Facebook like, even on other sites. The actual user count, per the company's SEC filings, is 161 million. (Per financial blogger Barry Ritholtz--I linked to this a while back but didn't mention specifically how the count is goosed.)