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How to Be Good at Instagram

Today in Yes, We Know This Video Is a Couple of Weeks Old News: We just checked out Casey Neistat’s nearly viral “Instagram I Love You” short, and we think he may be onto something (other than the fact that Rick Ross is kind of a badass).

In summary: Neistat thinks Instagram has the potential to dominate the social media scene by combining the best of Facebook and Twitter without either of those platforms’ most annoying traits (an overabundance of useless data, text without pictures, etc.).

Here’s the most important lesson we took from the short: Instagram beats Twitter and Facebook by empowering its users to tell a story instead of simply sharing random things they “like” or taking photos of their faces from every possible angle (sorry, Bieber). The fact that Instagram users are more “engaged” than Tweeters backs this theory up.

So who, besides Rick Ross, does Instagram right? And what are the keys to making the most of one’s account?

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Apple’s Siri Ads and the Role of Its Spokespeople

The latest Siri ads starring John Malkovich have debuted, and they’re a departure from the previous Zooey Deschanel/Samuel L. Jackson clips. Actually, all three are pretty different from one another.

Here, Malkovich is doing his Malkovichian thing, giving Siri the word “life” to respond to and laughing at one of the phone’s non-jokes. As The Huffington Post notes, the previous ads have generated “scorn and derision” as well as a lot of talk. It’s likely the new ones will as well.

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Golden Globe Chatter Targets Host Ricky Gervais, Zooey Deschanel’s Nails

While we were away, the Golden Globe awards happened. Glamour, glitz, Madonna made a funny!

While we were casually flipping back and forth between the awards and the Australian Open, others were tweeting with purpose about all of the goings on in Hollywood. According to some new numbers, there were more than 822,000 tweets from nearly 300,000 unique users. The most retweets were for the one at left from Zooey Deschanel. Others who had the Twitterverse all fired up were the host, Ricky Gervais, Perez Hilton, and Game of Thrones. TweetReach tells the tale in the infographic here.

While the tweeting reached an all-time high, the ratings did not. It beat other programming on at that time, but fell short of last year.

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Angry Tweeters Angry That Shows No One Watched Were Cancelled

Fox announced today that it cancelled five shows I’ve never heard of: Breaking In, Lie to Me, Human Target, Chicago Code, and Traffic Light. Some fans were so mad, they started ranting on the Twitter and Human Target was trending. But it’s still cancelled last we heard. So that’s a shame.

The Hollywood Reporter took a closer look at some of the emotion expressed over the loss of these fan favorites.

“Crud,” wrote one tweeter.

“I am not happy with Fox!!!” exclaimed another.

And from a Fox-watcher possibly in the U.K.: “Oh bollocks.”

Some of the new shows are The New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel and Alcatraz by J.J. Abrams, the guy behind Lost, a show I actually did watch.