Monday Musings: Instagram and Recode Decode

I just have a couple things for Monday Musings today. Instagram has some new code that informs a few new features and Nell Scovell had a nice appearance on Recode Decode.

Instagram code reveals upcoming music feature

TechCrunch was tipped off to the hidden music icons and code from readerIshan Agarwal. Instagram declined to comment. But Instagram later confirmed three other big features first reported by TechCrunch and spotted by Agarwal that it initially refused to discuss: Focus mode for shooting portraits, QR-scannable Nametags for following people, and video calling which got an official debut at F8.

Instagram recently added integration with Spotify and while I’m not a Spotify user, it’s a cool thing to see. Of course, it isn’t perfect, but what about social media is these days? It’ll be interesting to see what Instagram plans next with music, regardless, though.

Nell Scovell wrote a movie based on ‘Lean In’ — but Hollywood tried to turn it into ‘Bridesmaids’

I really need to get Scovell’s book, Just the Funny PartsUntil I do, her podcast appearances have been able to tide me over. This one is no exception.