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Kim Kardashian Lashes Out At Instagram, Threatens To Leave. Can Instagram Survive The Backlash AND Become Profitable?

Kim Kardashian is the most followed instagram user, frequently posting photos of herself on the popular photo sharing App. But since the new privacy guidelines (which have already been adjusted after user backlash) she is considering quitting entirely.

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Kim Kardashian is the most followed instagram user, frequently posting photos of herself on the popular photo sharing App. But since the new privacy guidelines (which have already been adjusted by Instagram after user backlash) she is considering quitting entirely.

When Instagram announced new terms of service this week, many interpreted it to mean that the company can sell private photos or use them in advertising without compensating them or asking for permission. (Instagram insists that users misinterpreted the new policy, saying that they would never do so without permission or compensating the user, and then went so far as to back off their new policy and reinstate their old one.)

Kardashian, who certainly knows a thing or two about selling images of herself, was none too pleased about the new rules, although its unclear whether she knows of the post-backlash revision. She tweeted: “I really loved Instagram ūüôĀ I need to review this new policy. I don’t think it’s fair.” ¬†TMZ reports that she may actually stop using it altogether.

It’s unknown how many users dropped Instagram when the new policy was released, but the company, which was recently purchased by Facebook for 1 BILLION DOLLARS, (!) quickly launched into damage control mode after the fury went viral. They¬†issued a new statement vowing not to sell users’ photos and apologizing for the “confusing” language of the announcement.

Here’s the problem: Instagram is currently a Free APP without advertising! So essentially, millions of people enjoy their program, which requires the company to store all those photos – all that data – on some enormous hard drive somewhere… for free? Something’s gotta give. Trouble is – people have gotten might comfortable with this ‘store my photos for nothing’ situation Instagram set up, and now, if they end up getting charged, they may go somewhere else. ¬†Stay tuned – this could get very interesting.

 

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Mandy Moore Sings “Only Hope” From “A Walk To Remember” and I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

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We should have known to turn to Mandy MOORE while we’ve been feeling so hopeLESS.

The multitalented multi-hyphenate Mandy Moore has managed to tug at everyone’s heart strings this past Sunday. While the world is still figuring out how to remain positive during the coronavirus pandemic, Moore took to Instagram to provide a beacon of hope…”Only Hope” that is.

Back in the early 2000’s Moore starred in the heartbreaking teen drama A Walk To Remember¬†and gave everyone the feels when she sang “Only Hope” during one of the film’s most pivotal moments. During the Instagram Live concert, Moore admits that she has only sang the song twice before, once while recording it for the film and once at a concert in the Philippines. Do you understand the history we are witnessing here?! Accompanied by her acoustic-guiatr playing husband Taylor Goldsmith, Moore belts out the beautiful ballad and suddenly hope is reignited.

Take a look at the performance below…I’m sure you’ll want to watch it MOORE than once.

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John Krasinski Virtually Gathers ‘Hamilton’ Cast To Give A Surprise Performance To A Young Fan

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These Broadway stars did not throw away their shot to give one young fan a very memorable birthday surprise.

Everyone’s favorite The Office¬†star, John Krasinski (don’t tell Steve Carrell), has been delivering some good news on his new, appropriately titled ¬†YouTube show,¬†Some Good News. With the world practically in suspended animation due to the coronavirus pandemic, Krasinski is using the platform to share some positivity and provide a distraction from the saturation of bad going on right now. You could even say his shows gives viewers a chance to quiet themselves for a bit…turn their minds into A¬†Quiet Place¬†if you will. Gotta love low-hanging fruit. In any event, the latest episode shows Krasinki delivering some really good news to a young fan who was facing a birthday disappointment.

The nine-year old Aubrey had plans to see the mega hit musical Hamilton for her birthday. And in case you’ve been living in suspended animation for much longer than this quarantine, tickets for the hottest show around are still nearly impossible to come by. Imagine how bummed little Aubrey must have been to find that all theaters have been shut down due to the social distancing guidelines. Well, Krasinski had a way to combat that sadness and brought¬†Hamilton to Aubrey.

Krasinski gathered the cast of Hamilton, including stars like Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs and Ren√©e Elise Goldsberry and show creator/star/genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, to give a virtual performance to the young fan via Zoom. The icing on the birthday cake? Krasinski also promised to fly Aubrey out to NYC to see the musical live when all of this is over. See…I told you he was The Office favorite.

Takes minute to take in some good today and watch the video below!

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Ben Platt Performs A Choral Beyonc√© Cover And Of Course It’s Amazing

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Like Queen B said if you got it, flaunt it.

He made you cry in Dear¬†Evan Hansen. He made you laugh in Pitch Perfect. And lately he has just been impressing the hell out of us with his viral videos. Ben Platt has got some golden pipes and always delivers big feels when he sings. Just a few days ago, Ben and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen went viral for their at home performance of “You Will Be Found,” which I may or may not still be misty eyed from. Well, Ben has gone viral again but this time it won’t provoke tears…unless they are tears of happiness because you never thought a Beyonc√© song could get any better yet here we are. Ben and his pal tik-took to TikTok to share a choral version of Beyonc√©’s hit song “Check On It.” The duo absolutely nails the cover and my only complaint is that the performance isn’t long enough. How can we convince Ben to do a choral reprisal of Beyonc√©’s entire Coachella performance?!

Check out the impressive video below!

@henpla@tayloresings @naomijoyturner How did we do?? ##beyoncé ##quarantunes ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ original sound Рhenpla

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