What are Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua and Aden? They are the five new photo filters released by Instagram Tuesday, in addition to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announcing the ability to upload slow-motion videos, real-time commenting and the ability to adjust the perspective of photos via the adjust tool.
Filter this: Instagram topped the 300 million user mark, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom revealed in a blog post, in which he also announced that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network was adding verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands, as well as deactivating spammy accounts.
Facebook announced a thorough revamp of its Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application, including photo filters, the ability to follow users and automatically see their shots, private photo and video reactions to shots and the option to share shots on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other apps.
Facebook has made its focus on producing stand-alone applications more than clear in recent weeks, but two of its pre-Facebook Creative Labs efforts, Poke and Camera, are now history, as the social network has removed them from the iTunes App Store.
Last November, Facebook revealed that more people share travel and vacations on the social network than anything else. Our money would have been on pictures of kids or food, and that’s pretty interesting in itself — it suggests that travel talk and pictures of famous landmarks don’t actually bother us that much. If they did, they’d be up there with baby photos and restaurant dinners and everything else we hate about our Facebook feed (like BitStrips and fake video links).
SocialSafe added Video on Instagram to the list of social media content that it allows users to back up, and backups of videos from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network are saved along with comments, tags, and likes.