64 minutes | Jun 2, 2020

50: Sarah Frier : No Filter — The Inside Story of Instagram.


Sarah Frier is a prolific technology reporter for Bloomberg. Her new book, “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram,” is both a compelling account of Instagram’s history and a record of the social media platform’s impact on society. Professor Brian Keating’s interview with Frier covers a range of topics, including the inspiration to research and write the book, the role of augmented technology, and how social media will be changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Show notes and resources are available here: https://briankeating.com/blog.php

Timestamps links

  • 00:07:39 The meanings behind the title and cover of “No Filter.”
  • 00:14:45 Social media moguls as humans and not just characters in the story.
  • 00:22:15 How to tell a story when everyone knows the ending.
  • 00:31:15 Anyone can be an Instagram celebrity.
  • 00:41:00 Will a new platform emerge during the pandemic?
  • 00:47:51 Technological advances keep Instagram relevant.
  • 00:53:11 Questions INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE asks all authors.

Sarah Frier is a technology reporter for Bloomberg News and Businessweek. She earned a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina. Her articles on social media have won awards from The San Francisco Press Club and other organizations. Buy Sarah Frier’s book here: https://amzn.to/2X6rurs Read Frier’s articles on Bloomberg here.

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