Screen grab from an Instagram video of a carnival ride shortly before it injured five people tonight in North Carolina. Below is the comment thread attached to the video on Instagram.
A sample of the ads coming to Instagram (though this particular ad is FOR Instagram, so it’s very instagrammy. If you’re an Instagram user, get used to it.
Via the Instagram tumblr:
If you’re in the United States, you’ll see the sample ad above sometime in the coming week. This is a one-time ad from the Instagram team that’s meant to give you a sense for the look and feel of the ads you will see.
You’ll know a photo or video is an advertisement when you see the “Sponsored” label where the time stamp normally would be. Tap this label to learn more about how advertising works on Instagram.
We want ads to be creative and engaging, so we’re starting with just a handful of brands that are already great members of the Instagram community. If you see an ad that doesn’t interest you, you can tap the “…” below it to hide it and provide feedback about what you didn’t like. This will help us show you more interesting ads in the future.
If you’re an Instagram user, please help them select ads by overtly clicking twice to acknowledge that you’re looking at their ads.
Nilay Patel, who actually, you know, bothered to read through the Instagram TOS changes and compare them to the old version.
How dare he ruin a good bitchmeme!
We actually couldn’t have had this same ‘freakout’ a year ago. Facebook didn’t own IG a year ago, dipshit.