Scientists at MIT wrote an algorithm that predicts how popular a photo you post on Instagram will be.
Using data collected from 2.3 million Flickr images, the team built a formula taking everything from textures to “positive impact” — the latter basically means bikini pics are well-received — into account. We almost don’t want to tell you it’s free to use. (Time)
Speaking of selfies, one writer says they’re overdone and on the way out. Which could be a good thing considering how they might be detrimental to your health. (Salon)
Stacy London wrote some highly relevant observations about fame and the future of TV. Here’s a sample: “I won’t be surprised if how-to TV comes back into style when audiences are fed up with women having plastic surgery and throwing tables just to stir shit up.” (Medium)
Finnish designer Satu Maaranen teams up with Petit Bateau in this trippy, shoppable video. Told you click-to-buy videos were going to be big. (Nowness)
Do you “avoid ‘bossing’ other people?” Conceal your eye-rolls when people bore you? Can you pass a typing test — unlike Beverly Johnson? Then you might have been able to make it as a secretary in the 1950s/’60s. (National Archives)
Social media hoax or not, this grandma’s shoe game is on fire. (The Huffington Post)
Nine types of curls with nine mini tutorials. (The Beauty Department)