Instagram the largest photo community on the internet. The photo-sharing platform has been developed especially for mobile devices.
"Instagram" is a blend of instant (as the Kodak Instamatic) and telegram: The photo is shot, edited using the Instagram filters, tagged with the proper hashtags (pound key before the buzzwords) and immediately uploaded to the platform. Other Instagrammers can look at it, like and comment. The postings can be shared on other social networks. Popular themes are selfies, food, landscapes and architecture.
Hardliners demanded the block after Telegram refused to shut down channels allegedly used by anti-government protesters. President Hassan Rouhani reportedly fought for the government to reinstate access to the service.
An exhibition in Leipzig shows how artists from the Tumblr and Instagram generation use the internet and social media to reflect on the ideals of female beauty. Here's a preview of some of the works on show.
A selfie of Miss Israel and Miss Iraq taken in Las Vegas and posted by both contestants on Instagram has unleashed a digital diplomatic debate. Intended as a message of peace for the Middle East, it has drawn criticism.