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The Trio and my top nine on Instagram

The Trio  Oil on panel, 8" x 10,"  $410. That's a bit of fun.  Apparently, these are my top nine posts to Instagram in 2018.  (@dianehoeptner) I'm glad to see some bunny paintings in the mix!  :) "The Trio" was painted from a photo courtesy of LoveandHisses.  [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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How to Get Traffic & Leads with Content Creation

This article was contributed by Rukham Khan. You’ve finally turned that business idea that you’d been dreaming about forever, into an actual product or service. You can’t wait to get the business started. Or maybe you’re just really passionate about a certain topic and want to share your love through a blog. You’ve built an amazing website and just about everything is right…except there’s no traffic. You’re scratching your head at this point, seemingly having done everything by the book but you’...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Email, Linkedin, Content Marketing, Soundcloud, Maria, HubSpot, Guest Articles, Guest Article, Maria Popova, Curata, Patrick Armitage, Blogging & Content Marketing, Blogmutt, Rukham Khan


Santas bring holiday cheer on the slopes at Mountain High

It can’t be all work and no play for the big jolly man in the red suit. A number of Santas hit the snowy slopes at Mountain High on Sunday, a fun sight for visitors of the Wrightwood resort. Dozens of snowboarders and skiers decked out in costumes joined the fourth annual Santa Sunday, a way to celebrate the holiday season and also give back to charity. Daniel Murincsak, of Lake Forest, had not been snowboarding in 15 years and it was only his second time ever hitting the slopes. When some co...
Tags: News, Instagram, Holidays, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Santa Claus, Santa, Local News, Claus, Northridge, Lake Forest, Woodland Hills, WRIGHTWOOD, San Bernardino National Forest


After Saving Polaroid, Florian Kaps Wants to Give Its Competitor Another Shot

Polaroid probably wouldn't exist today were it not for Florian Kaps. (Most people know him by his nickname, Doc Flaps.) When Kaps discovered the company's analog instant film in 2004, he started selling it online and built a community of 40,000 instant photography enthusiasts. In 2008, when Polaroid announced it would stop producing its iconic instant film materials, Kaps bought the factory. And in 2012, he rallied a new generation of instant film enthusiasts with his Kickstarter campaign for a ...
Tags: Asia, Photography, Design, Diy, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Fujifilm, Polaroid, Object Culture, Kaps, Florian Kaps


Blog Project: Your Best Photos From 2018

It’s that time of year again, it is time to kick off the 12th annual best photos of the year blog project. I’m proud to say over the years that hundreds of photographers have taken part (see Best Photos of 2017, 2016,  2015, 2014, 2013,  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007).  It’s great to see the community of photographers that have developed around this blog project. As always I hope the exercise of picking your best photos helps improve your photography (10 Ways to Top Your Best 20xx Pho...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Updates & Announcements, Best Of Photos, Blog Project, Twitter Facebook, Instagram Google, Gary Crabbe, Best of 2018


It (Sorta?) Finally Happened – Drone Collides with 737 Passenger Plane

Well, there’s no easy way to say it: It finally happened. Sorta. A drone and a passenger plane possibly hit each other during the plane’s landing procedure in Tijuana, Mexico. The investigation into the accident’s cause is still underway, but that didn’t stop the Internet from doing its own sleuthing initially. Image via Fancycrave.com from Pexels.com. Though it is an oft-discussed scenario, drone and aircraft collision stories are still pretty rare when you consider just how many drones are a...
Tags: Photography, News, Aeromexico, Tijuana Mexico, Pexels, Fancycrave, Grupo Aeromexico SAB


Which Kylie Lip Kit Is Right For You?

If there’s one thing Kylie Jenner has conquered, it’s the art of a good selfie — which is why it was only right when Instagram gave her a custom face filter. But selfies aren't the only thing she's good at: The mogul also knows a thing or two about lipstick. We’ve been following the youngest sibling of the Kardashian-Jenner clan's impressive ascent in the beauty sphere since the launch of her cosmetics company, which now sells a huge range of beauty buys and, oh, has also made her a Forbes- cov...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Kylie Jenner, Flowers, Forbes, Kylie, Rachel Green, Kardashian Jenner, Ulta, Kylie Cosmetics, Elisa Flowers, Kylie Cosmetics Kylie, Molly Stern, Metal Matte, Kylie Cosmetics Maliboo


Annabelle 3 Wraps Production

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Annabelle 3 wraps production Still Photographer Justin Lubin took to Instagram to reveal that production has officially wrapped on Annabelle 3 the sixth film in The Conjuring Universe. Directed by Gary Dauberman, the film is set to debut July 3, 2019. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Horror, Ed, Annabelle, ComingSoon, Movie News, James Wan, Judy Warren, Justin Lubin, John R Leonetti, Gary Dauberman, David F Sandberg, Patrick Wilson Vera Farmiga, Dauberman, Madison Iseman


OPEN POST: Who Is #RHOA Nene Leakes Referring To In This Shady Post?!?

Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is fresh off of a huge celebratory birthday weekend, but if her recent tweets are any indication, she’s feeling ‘somekindaway’ about one of her “close friends”. But who on earth could it be?!? [Disclaimer: This is an open post. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderate certain words considered offensive. There are no rules in ‘Open Posts’ so enter at your own risk.] (more…) Related Posts Vacation Pics: Th...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Instagram, Atlanta, Philippines, Nene Leakes, Kim Zolciak, Atlanta Gossip, Cynthia Bailey, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra Parks, Real Housewives Of Atlanta Party


We talked to the CEO of Waze about selling to Google for $1 billion, his new Tesla, self-driving cars, and the future of your commute (GOOGL)

Many founders depart from their startups soon after the company is acquired — but not Noam Bardin. We sat down with the Waze CEO at CB Insights' Transform conference to talk about selling the company to Google for $1 billion. He talked Tesla, Uber, self-driving cars, and more in a fireside chat about how Waze was moving beyond traditional notions of commuting. One of the first hard decisions Noam Bardin, the CEO of Waze, had to make in the early innings of the company's life was deciding w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, David


4 Tips On Understanding Your Camera That Will Make You A Better Photographer

Understanding your camera will make you a better photographer. Indeed our cameras are marvels of modern technology. They capture incredible images, seemingly nailing the exposure, colour and focus nearly every time. Interestingly though, if you compare virtually identical pictures from two different brands or even models of cameras, you will find striking differences.   Like in many walks of life, there is no right or wrong image, just differences in the way that camera has interpreted the scen...
Tags: Photography, Unsplash, Cool Photos & Photographers, William Bayreuther, Colour Science This, Alexandru Zdrobău, Alex Plesovskich, Cedric Brule


Santa Claus fell out of his sleigh during a Disneyland parade this weekend

Parades are an everyday staple at Disneyland but this is something you just don’t see: Santa Claus falling out of his sleigh. But that’s what happened during Saturday’s “A Christmas Fantasy” afternoon parade, when the sleigh apparently broke and sent him down. Luckily, like other parade performers, he was wearing a safety harness, so he wasn’t injured but was just stuck there until he could be rescued. According to social media posts of the event, it looks like it happened near the Matterhorn. M...
Tags: Instagram, Holidays, Christmas, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa Claus, Starbucks, Amusement Parks, Santa, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Claus, Downtown Disney, Grand Californian


Elon Musk's first Boring Company tunnel is about to open its doors — here's everything we know so far

The Boring Company's first tunnel is due to be unveiled in California on Tuesday. The opening of the Hawthorne tunnel has been hotly anticipated, with Boring Company founder Elon Musk stoking the fires on social media. Here's everything we know about the project so far. Elon Musk's Boring Company is due to unveil its first subterranean transportation tunnel to the world on Tuesday. Musk added to the anticipation on Monday by tweeting a poster for it. pic.twitter.com/E8fhyjN0pD — Elo...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, California, La, Trends, Tesla, Ars Technica, Nasa, Monty Python, Musk, Hawthorne, Culver City, Joe Rogan, Washington Boulevard, Hyperloop Musk


Welcome to Uncanny Valley: AI-Generated Selfies Invent People Out of Whole Cloth

When 3D computer graphics first started getting really big, some actors worried that it would put them out of a job. Those fears were largely unfounded because there was always something a bit “off” about computer-generated faces. Image via NVIDIA. That subtle difference you notice is called the “uncanny valley effect” and it is what makes doll-eyed computer characters fake to the human eye. Overcoming this is not only a goal of graphics designers but also an aspiration for other fields as wel...
Tags: Photography, News, Nvidia, Uncanny Valley, Gan, PetaPixel


A cult-favorite sock startup said it was forced to turn off its phone line after being flooded with complaints over incomplete or disappearing orders

Bombas — a cult-favorite sock startup — is being flooded with complaints regarding incomplete or missing orders.  The startup told Business Insider it was forced to turn off its phone as well as its live chat, in an effort to try and answer the "overwhelming number of customer messages" about problems with their orders.  Bombas says that a fulfillment partner's technology-related issues are to blame for incomplete and missing orders.  The startup is offering full refunds and gift cards to aff...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Walmart, Business Insider, Shark Tank, Daymond John, Heath, Dave Heath, Damon Williams, Customer Service Team, Business Insider the company, Bombas, Business Insider Bombas, Lauri Nord


10 Artists You Need To Follow On Instagram Before Your Next Tattoo

Tattoos tend to be unique to the people getting them, but even the most creative minds have mood — and Instagram — boards filled with inspiration. Whether you love colorful, splashy designs or are more into minimal, dotted lines, there's nothing wrong with having a wandering eye for tattoos. The more you check out, the more ideas you'll get, the better your creation will come out.Of course, this isn't to say you or your artist will, or should, plagiarize others' work. However, we do suggest you...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Brooklyn, Paris, Seoul, Istanbul, Montgomery, Santana, PerR, Kang, Sophie Turner, Bluestone Perr, Hannah Kang


Instagram now lets you add friends to an ongoing video chat in Direct

Instagram Direct has the ability to video chat with your friends and family. Today the company is bringing the ability to add people to an ongoing video chat in Direct. Just swipe up while you're chatting to add more friends while keeping the conversation going. Now you can add people to an ongoing video chat in Direct. Just swipe up while you're chatting to add more friends and keep the conversation going. pic.twitter.com/is1Zyqjrr3 — Instagram (@instagram) December 17, 2018 To start a vid...
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Pogba quickly deletes social media reaction to Mourinho's sacking at Man United

As Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, ESPN take a look back at his best and worst moments in the media. It's fair to say Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho have never quite seen eye-to-eye, so Manchester United's decision to sack their manager probably went down well in his household. It didn't take long for Pogba to take to social media, posting a picture with a mischievous look on his face on Instagram and Twitter, complete with the message "Caption this!" He also tagged the off...
Tags: Instagram, Football, Blog, Sport, Premier League, Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, Man United, United, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Paul Pogba, Mourinho, Manchester United ESPN, Pogba, Josh Wright


COO Sheryl Sandberg admits Facebook needs to 'do more' to protect civil rights (FB)

Civil rights groups are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to resign from the company's board. The calls come after a new report detailed how Russian operatives used Instagram for a voter-suppression campaign targeting African-Americans. Sandberg conceded that Facebook "need[s] to do more" in a statement, but did not address the calls for her to quit Facebook's board of directors. Facing calls to resign from Facebook's board of directors, chief operating officer ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Aclu, Naacp, Donald Trump, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Murphy, Sandberg, Laura Murphy, Joel Kaplan, Google Home Hub


Using Social Media To Grow Your Real Estate Business

The real estate market has recently made a strong recovery and property prices are rocketing up with each passing day. This huge market attracts young men and women who want to join the workforce as real estate agents to tap into the market’s potential. In such a competitive world, it becomes increasingly important for you not to just keep up with the advancements in the field but also to stay ahead of your competitors. A social media presence for your real estate business has a number of a...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Real Estate, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Others


Random Excellence: Ralph Striewski

Every time I research a camera I make discoveries. Ralph Striewski is an airline pilot based in Munich, Germany, who practices as a dedicated street photographer during his ground time. (Ground Time happened to be the title of the first book of photos I came across by an airline pilot, the late Kent Reno. We have several commercial airline pilots among TOP's readership.) Photo by Ralph Striewski These come from an 99-picture Flickr album called "People in Dhaka / Bangladesh." Shot mostly with ...
Tags: Photography, Panasonic, Dhaka, Eugene Richards, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Munich Germany, Ralph, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Random Excellence, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Ralph Striewski, Kent Reno, Ralph Striewski Check


My Choice For the Next NRA EVP is… Comments by NRA Board Member Willes Lee

Opinion NRA EVP / CEO Wayne LaPierre USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- I'm in the fight, and my choice to lead the NRA is ……I read with amused interest the recent speculation on who should lead the National Rifle Association of America if longtime stalwart Wayne LaPierre were to leave (he’s not). As a staunch defender of constitutional rights, a longtime member of the NRA and other gun rights organizations, and current board member of the NRA, I’m weighing in. My choice is Wayne LaPierre. If you are in ...
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NAACP Calls for Facebook Boycott After Report Details Russian Trolls Targeted Black Communities 

Starting today, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling for users to log out of Facebook and other Facebook-owned social media and chat apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. The weeklong boycott is in response to two reports released on Monday detailing how Russian hackers specifically…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Naacp, Boycott, Russia Election Interference, Russian Trolls


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, the Intercept reported. Google had originally planned to launch its censored search engine, known as "Project Dragonfly," between January and April 2019. Some SpaceX investors are reportedly concerned Elon Musk is using their money for his Boring Company venture. The Boring Company is set to open its first completed tunnel on Tuesday, but some inve...
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New reports show Russia's political influence campaign on social media targeted black voters — and the NAACP is now calling for a boycott of Facebook and Instagram (FB)

Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms were used to specifically target black Americans as part of the massive online campaign out of Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. According to two new reports the Senate's intelligence committee, Russian-linked accounts and posts were used to spread content focused on racial tensions and suppress black voter turnout. After the reports were released, the a week-long #LogOutFacebook campaign to protest the t...
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NAACP Seeks Week-Long Facebook Boycott Over Racial Targeting

The NAACP urged its members and supporters to log out of Facebook and sister platform Instagram in response to a report released Monday which found that Russian hacking of the 2016 election heavily targeted African-Americans. “Facebook’s engagement with partisan firms, its targeting of political opponents, the spread of misinformation and the utilization of Facebook for propaganda promoting disingenuous portrayals of the African American community is reprehensible,” NAACP president and CEO Derr...
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Report Shows ‘Extensive’ Russian Effort To Suppress The Black Vote On Social Media

Russian internet trolls’ “most prolific” endeavor to influence the 2016 election was their effort to use social media to target black Americans, who they then sought to discourage from voting, a new report assembled for the Senate Intelligence Committee found. The analysis, first reported on by the New York Times Monday and published in full by Axios, said that the American Black community was targeted “extensively” with “dozens” of Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts, compared with just one...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Congress, Senate, Russia, America, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Columbia University, Ira, Kremlin, Naacp, Donald Trump


Russia's disinformation campaign wasn't just on Facebook and Twitter. Here are all the social media platforms Russian trolls weaponized during the 2016 US elections (GOOG, FB, VZ)

Russia influence on the 2016 presidential election spanned beyond Facebook and Twitter, according to new reports provided to the Senate intelligence committee. The research concluded that the disinformation campaign reached several social media platforms previously unnamed, including Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest. Business Insider has compiled all the social media platforms named in the reports, and the roles that each platform played in the Russian-linked influence operation. The use of soc...
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What a Mechanical Shark Can Teach Us About Leadership and Innovation

O NE RECENT EVENING, exhausted after a long day of work, I collapsed into bed and turned on the television. On screen was the classic scene from “Jaws,” where actress Susan Backlinie is stalked by the unseen aquatic predator and then pulled underneath the dark water. The scene is famous for the way it terrified audiences without ever showing the titular shark. But this wasn’t the film itself. It was a documentary on the making of the movie, all about the lengths that then 27-year-old wunderkind...
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