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Monday, November 26, 2012

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Likes


Do you know what that is? No, it’s a unit of measurement but it’s actually a very popular social media platform. How popular you may ask? According to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and the current owner of Instagram, there are about 100 million users as of September 2012.

So what makes Instagram different then other social media platforms?

Instagram lets you share pictures with online followers. Users have the option to apply a digital filter to enhance shared pictures. Followers of the users are then allowed to “like”, comment or share the picture. This social media platform has successfully been integrated with other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Currently it is only available to mobile users with an android or IOS device.

What makes this platform popular?

It brings a sense of creativity to a social media platform. Users now have the option to express themselves using images, as opposed to text updates. Picture updates are debatably more impactful in certain situations. Online users have to the option to interpret these pictures, which convey emotions, memories, feelings & experiences.

Why you should join? 

With new smartphone devices, picture taking is much easier then ever before. These devices come equipped with credible cameras and options to take great pictures. This capability has played a large factor in the popularity of Instagram. This social media platform targets the inner-artist in many of us. Even though some oppose the notion, it gives a small glimpse into the world of photography.

This social media platform is here to stay. If you have a compatible device, I suggest you give it a try and see if it something for you!

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