Lonely Planet’s Trips app is Instagram for travel junkies

If you’ve ever planned a vacation abroad, you’ve probably spent some time with Lonely Planet. The company is the largest travel book publisher in the world and offers plenty of free resources on its website and in the Lonely Planet Guides app. The latter provided the inspiration for the latest Lonely Planet project, a new iPhone app called Trips (also coming to Android this fall). At its core, it’s a crowdsourced version of the Guides app. But instead of featuring contributions from Lonely Planet experts an

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How Chris Burkard Built A Creative Company Based On His Photography

Chris Burkard is not your average creative entrepreneur.  The 31-year-old who is known for his epic surfing photographs, often in the coldest corners of the world, has a massive Instagram following of nearly 3 million, but still argues that he is a hustler.

His photographs are splashed on Prana ads, on Huckberry.com, and featured in Sony’s marketing, to name a few of his clients.

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This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry | PBS NewsHour

To those who might say the experiment is condescending, Young says that’s not his goal. He does not want to criticize those who write or like pop poetry, he said, but instead hopes it leads younger people to think more about what they read (in addition to being a poet, Young is also a high school English teacher).“I think the younger generation is mostly interested in ‘fidget-spinner’ poetry. Like they’re just scrolling on their devices, to read something instantly, while the libraries are empty. I think people today don’t want to read anything that causes a whole lot of critical thinking,” he said. “And so in a lot of my captions, I try to talk about the real stuff.”

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Philly’s Instagram-famous street photographer gets his first museum show

It’s so cool that social media outlets such as Instagram are allowing more photographers & artists to be “discovered” and brought into the traditional outlets.

Shawn Theodore, better known to his 67,000 Instagram followers as _XST (pronounced “Exist”), opened his first exhibition at the African American Museum in Philadelphia called “Church of Broken Pieces,” a photographic exploration of changing identities of black America.

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