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Here I am trying the classic hand-in-hair pose.

I spent an afternoon with a photographer who works with Instagram influencers to find out what it takes — and it was more complicated than I eve...

I spent an afternoon with the company giving wannabe Instagram influencers the snaps they need. Here's what I learned.
Instagram influencer Ruby Matthews opened up about using cocaine during her modeling career.

An Instagram influencer turned parenting blogger said she used ‘a lot of cocaine’ to stay skinny before she got pregnant

Instagram influencer Ruby Matthews, known as Ruby Tuesday Matthews, said on Instagram that her secret staying thin used to be cocaine.

The founder of casual sex app Bang With Friends is trying to launch the next generation of influencers with a new live-streaming app called LiveAF

LiveAF already has 40 million users worldwide and 10,000 live-streamers on contract, CEO Colin Hodge says.
Dogs are taking over Instagram.

People are being paid up to $16,000 for a single picture of their dog on Instagram

Pet influencers — dogs, cats, and even monkeys — are in high demand. Brands like Google, Purina, and Dyson are paying thousands for furry talent.
Jovan Hill, a 25-year-old New Yorker, made livestreaming his job.

‘Why go to work?’: A 25-year-old New Yorker gets $4,000 a month in donations from his social-media followers and says he makes more money ...

The New York Times profiled a 25-year-old New Yorker who makes a living livestreaming his daily life, which includes smoking weed on camera.
Payless managed to trick fashion influencers.

Discount shoe retailer Payless opened a fake luxury store and convinced influencers to pay $600 for $20 footwear

Payless filled a former Armani store with its own shoes and added an extra zero onto its regular prices.
Luka Sabbat is being sued for allegedly not honoring his contract to promote Snap Spectacles. Here he is in New York in September 2018.

20-year-old ‘influencer’ sued for allegedly refusing to wear Snap Spectacles in public despite being paid $45,000

A public relations company is suing Luka Sabbat for failing to promote Snap Spectacles on Instagram, as outlined in a $60,000 contract they signed.
Lil Tay in "Life With Lil Tay," a short-lived docuseries about her life on The Zeus Network.

11-year-old Instagram star Lil Tay went silent for months, and now there’s a secret battle brewing to control her future

Lil Tay, an 11-year-old influencer with 2.5 million Instagram followers, appears to be caught in a struggle over control of her brand.
Video star Yang Kaili, also known as Li Ge, was detained for singing the Chinese national anthem while flailing her arms around, which officials deemed disrespectful.

A Chinese vlogger was detained for 5 days for live-streaming her goofy performance of the national anthem

Yang Kaili, a 21-year-old video star, live-streamed herself singing the Chinese national anthem while waving her arms around like a conductor. She was detained under China's National Anthem Law, which mandates up to 15 days in detention for treating the anthem "in a distorted or disrespectful way."