Simply Instagram Plugin

Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Jean

I just installed the Simply Instagram Plugin which allows me to include my Instagram feed in my wordpress sidebar. Once installed and the settings updated, you drag the Simply Instagram: Recent Media widget to your sidebar, and customize your title, description, # of photos, etc. The Simply Instagram: Latest Feed actually shows photos of those you follow instead of your own photos.
Before installing this particular widget, I installed the Easy Instagram plugin, but not only was it complicated to activate, but it showed my full name under my photos. Editing my Instagram profile did not correct the problem, and neither did deactivating/reactivating the plugin.
Have you been bit by the Instagram bug?
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Facebook Profile Hack

Posted on December 20th, 2010 by Jean

Artist Alexander Oudin is credited with creating the new Facebook phenomenon, profile hacking. In essence, beautifying fb profiles by cropping a single photo six times, tagging yourself in five, and making one your profile avatar.

Hundreds have jumped on the bandwagon, and the results are highly entertaining.

Applications are popping up to slice & dice your favorite photos, making a snazzy profile page. I used Pic Scatter to create mine using the awesome “Kitty In A Tree” picture from last week. Another app that looks handy is FBCrop.
If you’re like me, you’re going to waste spend a lot of your day uploading pics and playing around with these apps. Have fun, and let me know what you create!
Here are a couple I made yesterday while I could have been cleaning the house, watching football, and feeding my family.


Don’t blame me if you do not get all of your errands accomplished.
• Will you hack your FB profile?
• Would you rather friend request Burt Reynolds or Kim Kardashian’s Ass?
• Have you finished your Christmas shopping?