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Instagram copies Snapchat, users think it’s old news

Instagram copies Snapchat, users think it’s old news

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Instagram is at it once again, making improvements to their app that mirror that of other popular social media outlets like Snapchat. Instagram, the popular social media app, has been replicating elements of Snapchat since 2016. Instagrams latest update launched a personal story features which allow its users to post a story on their account with a selected ...

Instagram commercializes youth life

Instagram commercializes youth life

Mimi Geller and Isabel Saavedra-Weis

November 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Instagram has skyrocketed as a marketing goldmine. What are the potential dangers or drawbacks?

[TECH TRENDS] Instagram pulls Snapchat users with similar features

[TECH TRENDS] Instagram pulls Snapchat users with similar features

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, REVIEWS

The quick add concept, a well known Snapchat feature, has now been uploaded to the top bar of Instagram profiles.

When self-care turns careless: Instagrams

When self-care turns careless: Instagrams

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

As society becomes ever more aware of the importance of mental health, we have also devoted our attention to the importance of self-care. Relatively self-explanatory, “self-care” is the act of consciously and deliberately focusing on one’s well-being to support one’s mental health. It originated as...

No longer outlets for fun: finstas are sources of negativity

No longer outlets for fun: finstas are sources of negativity

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Fake Instagrams, or "finstas," are increasingly misused as a social media platform and have transformed into sources of negativity and toxicity.

Team Instagramers: Social media keeps fans connected

Team Instagramers: Social media keeps fans connected

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Team Instagram accounts have recently been a way for students to follow their favorite school teams and clubs.

[APP REVIEW] HUJI Cam offers blast from the past with photo effects

[APP REVIEW] HUJI Cam offers blast from the past with photo effects

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, REVIEWS

The app HUJI Cam allows users to take retro-style pictures. Not the most convenient to use, but definitely worth it for Instagrammable shots.

Q&A with Tim who runs the Instagram “pi” meme page

Q&A with Tim who runs the Instagram “pi” meme page

Iya Abdulkarim, The Rubicon Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Read an Exclusive Q&A with the owner of an Instagram meme account with over 2.5 million followers.

New Instagram logo fails to impress

New Instagram logo fails to impress

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

May 22, 2016


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, REVIEWS

The new Instagram logo lacks visual appeal and sticks out in comparison to the more sophisticated past design.

Cookie Dough Cafe brings storefront delicious home

Cookie Dough Cafe brings storefront delicious home

A.M. Roberts, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, RECENT STORIES, REVIEWS

Customers can type in their zip code and a map will appear showing every store nearby that sells products of The Cookie Dough Cafe.