Instagram Now Lets Users Auto-Save Content, “Mute” Others’ Stories

Instagram Now Lets Users Auto-Save Content, “Mute” Others’ Stories

Last month, Instagram took a page from Snapchat by launching a “stories” option that allows users to compile photos or video for sharing on their profiles. Today, the company attempted to slightly differentiate its feature, enabling an auto-save function and mute option.  [More]

Are You A Former Student Or Employee At ITT Tech? We’d Like To Hear From You

Are You A Former Student Or Employee At ITT Tech? We’d Like To Hear From You

You may have heard that ITT Educational Services – the operator of for-profit college charing ITT Technical Institute — abruptly closed the doors of all 130 of its campuses across the country this week leaving nearly 40,000 students in educational limbo and 8,000 employees without a job. While regulators have long looked into the schools’ recruitment tactics and loan practices, we haven’t heard first-person accounts of their time at the school. [More]

Instagram Mimics Snapchat With Stories-Like Feature

Instagram Mimics Snapchat With Stories-Like Feature

Eventually, all social media/messaging apps are going to look the same. At least, that’s the impression we get following Instagram’s release of a new feature that looks an awful lot like the Snapchat’s “Stories” functionality that lets users compile photos or video for sharing on their profile. [More]

Snapchat “Memories” Feature Lets You Save Photos To App For Sharing Later

Snapchat “Memories” Feature Lets You Save Photos To App For Sharing Later

When it was first released, Snapchat described itself as a photo sharing site that allowed users to view or send images and videos for up to 10 seconds. While users have long been able to save photos to their phone’s camera roll, the messaging service is now allowing them store those snaps in a private archive inside the main app.  [More]

From Sprint Call Center Exec To Baker In Five Years

From Sprint Call Center Exec To Baker In Five Years

Meet John Eller. Five years ago, he was a Sprint executive earning $150,000 for managing 7,000 employees at 13 call centers. Today, he’s a grocery store baker making $10 an hour. The Times tells us he’s not the only former executive now working for minimum wage.

What It's Like To Be A Flight Attendant

What It's Like To Be A Flight Attendant

“Who would have thought, after 30 years, that we’d be a flying 7-Eleven,” Becky Gilbert, a three-decade veteran of the industry told me during a break in our training session in Fort Worth.

United Airlines' Stock Temporarily Wiped Out By Old Bankruptcy Story

United Airlines' Stock Temporarily Wiped Out By Old Bankruptcy Story

Bad Customers And The Stupid Things They Say

Bad Customers And The Stupid Things They Say

Tell The Best Personal Finance Horror Story To Mint, Have Your Credit Card Balance Paid Off

Tell The Best Personal Finance Horror Story To Mint, Have Your Credit Card Balance Paid Off

Do you enjoy confessing embarrassing details? Mint, the personal finance new kid on the Internet block, is offering up to $5,000 (paid directly to your credit card bill) to two people with the most horrifying personal finance disasters. The winners get free financial counseling as well. You can submit text—”sob stories”—up to 1000 words, or a video—”trainwrecks”—up to four minutes or 20 MB, whichever comes first. If you were paid to do any writing over the past year, you’re ineligible (we already checked).

How To: Get Your Story On The Consumerist

How To: Get Your Story On The Consumerist

Step 1) Have an experience of some kind.