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Obama’s Win Sent Instagram into Overdrive

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5958723/obamas-win-sent-instagram-into-overdrive

Obama's Win Sent Instagram into OverdriveIt’s not just Twitter that saw an astronomical boost from last night’s electoral dance—Instagram completely exploded as soon as Obama clinched presidential victory. In a huge way.

Within just six quick minutes—about as much time as it took for ecstatic Democrats to confirm on Twitter, jump up and down a little, pick up their phones, and pick a filter, the rate of photos uploaded to Instagram more than double to 2.1 the normal rate. If you’re a user of the app—and you probably are!—you no doubt got sepia peeks into a lot of living rooms and apartments around the country. The CNN close-up shot was a particular favorite. [Instagram]

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 news No Comments

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5939011/lovely-offers-photo+based-apartment-search-results-for-quickly-identifying-an-awesome-new-pad

Lovely Offers Photo-Based Apartment Search Results for Quickly Identifying an Awesome New PadCraigslist’s apartment search still sucks, but thankfully there are third-party developers out there making it better (even if Craigslist doesn’t like it). Previously mentioned Lovely is dedicated to making the apartment finding process easier, and this weekend they built a new search tool to help you find a great place with photo-based search results.

All you need to do is choose a city and a neighborhood to get started. From there you can narrow down your options by choosing the number of bedrooms you want in your apartment and a price range. As you make your selections, Lovely will provide you with a grid of photos depicting the various apartments available to you. From there you can click on anything appealing for more information and view the entire listing if you choose. While browsing on a map is great, sometimes you just want to pick the places that look the best before you worry too much about the exact location. Lovely’s new tool helps you do just that.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 news No Comments

RentHackr Bypasses Landlords And Brokers To Show The Real Price Of NYC Apartments

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/renthackr-shows-the-real-price-of-apartments-2012-4

 

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A new app could make apartment hunting in the Big Apple a lot less hellish.

RentHackr uses crowd sourcing to bypass landlords and brokers to show exactly what tenants are paying for any given pad.

Using the service is easy. Just sign in with your Facebook account, punch in some info about where you live and what you’re paying, then click “Let’s do this” to spread the word and view apartments around the city.

Like Pad Mapper, RentHackr plots apartments on a big map of New York’s five boroughs. You can click any of the green flags to see the price of an apartment or room and the tenant’s situation (how long he plans to stay there).

However, unlike Pad Mapper, there’s no filter to find what you want, and anyone new to the city might have trouble deciphering where Queens ends and Brooklyn begins.

Additionally, there’s no way to contact whoever posted the pad, so if you happen to find a place that meets your criteria, you’re bound to be frustrated.

That said, RentHackr could disrupt the way tenants and landlords do business. Both prospective and current renters will get the upper hand in lease negotiations by virtue of knowing how much a place actually goes for.

Even better, a shady landlord sizing prospective tenants for higher rent won’t get away with it if he can argue the place isn’t being advertised fairly.

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 news No Comments

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