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.
Thuli Madonsela will be ending her term as people's protector this week. During her time in office she's claimed a special place in the nation's heart, and particularly amongst its youth. She's not an Instagram celebrity though, but an advocate and constitutional force who stood up for the little people across South Africa and brought state organs to account.
It's hard to imagine how people in war-torn Yemen go about their everyday lives. But Thana Faroq, a 26-year-old street photographer who lives in the capital of Sanaa, is trying to show exactly that. Her photos are very different from the ones you usually see of the country. They're bright, happy and show people getting haircuts, selling traditional bread or playing games on the streets.