The Glass Photo-Sharing App Eschews Advertising for Community

Co-founder Tom Watson explains how this image-sharing platform differs from others

For years, social media platforms have become increasingly centered around algorithms, advertisements and distracting features rather than the celebration and enjoyment of content in its purest form. This is not the case on Glass. Launched in August of this year, Glass is a subscription-based photo-sharing app—co-founded by Tom Watson and Stefan Borsje—where amateur and expert photographers can share and explore images as part of a …

How Like-Free Instagram Will Look

Instagram will begin to hide “like” counts on posts this week for certain users in the US—an expansion of testing that’s already begun in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. As Instagram has made clear, likes aren’t completely gone; they will be visible to users on their own photos and videos, just not to their followers. Business Insider has provided a screenshot …

Lyve and the Future of Photo Management

We chat with the company’s founder and CEO about dealing with 100,000+ photos

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In 2013, the people around the world took more photographs than ever before. Thanks to entities like GoPro, smartphones and even drones, this trend is only on the upswing as more and more people gain access to these technologies. Once reserved for professionals and special occasions, photo-taking has become a daily ritual. With billions of photos uploaded every day to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, one …