Instagram, Twitch, More: Short Monday Evening Buzz, March 23rd, 2015


Instagram has launched a new app that lets you combine multiple photos into one image. “When you open Layout, we automatically show you previews of custom layouts as you choose photos from your camera roll. To make it easier to find the photos you want, we’ve also added a Faces option that shows you all the photos in your camera roll that feature people. From there, you have complete artistic control. Drag and drop photos to rearrange them, pinch to zoom or pull the sides of each photo to adjust its size and get your layout just right. Then flip and rotate your photos to create cool arrangements and mirror effects.”

More Instagram: The US Census Bureau has launched an Instagram account (PRESS RELEASE). “The account will provide an outlet for the public to view the story behind the numbers, starting with the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., area. Follow the Census Bureau on Instagram at @u.s.censusbureau.”

First Google, now Yahoo has a mortgage calculator.


Possibly useful? 5 Tools to Help You Audit Your Web Content. From Entreprenur.


Google’s Trekker Loan Program means lots of new imagery on Google Street View.

Twitter is partnering with FourSquare to let you tag locations in tweets. Long overdue and a marvelous idea. “Tags for location can be general, or can be a specific business, landmark, or other point of interest. Mobile Twitter users will still have tweets labelled with their precise location in addition to any label selected.”


This is interesting and a bit weird and a kick in the pants for YouTube: Twitch is livestreaming a music festival (PRESS RELEASE). “Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, continues its foray into music as an official broadcasting partner of Ultra Music Festival, the world’s premier electronic music festival. This year’s live stream will be powered by 7UP®, the exclusive sponsor of the stream for the 2015 music festival. Scheduled for March 27-29 during Miami Music Week, the entire festival will be broadcast live on Twitch at”

Yikes! More Twitch news, this time bad: looks like it got hacked. (You can use Twitch without having an account, though.)

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