All About Instagram

Who doesn’t like taking pictures to share with all of their friends? Most people do, whether it’s where they are, what they are doing, or even what they are eating, and one of the most popular ways to do that right now is Instagram. Instagram was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger on October 6, 2010. The main purpose of Instagram is to allow users to take photos or short videos, apply a digital filter, and share it with others. You can also link your Instagram account to other social media sites, which allows your photos and videos to be posted to multiple sites at once. One different thing about Instagram is that it captures photos in a square format, similar to Polaroid photos, instead of the usual rectangular format. On April 9, 2012, Instagram was purchased by Facebook and it now has over 150 million users. I personally like Instagram and use it just for fun. I really like the square format and the different filters, but probably my favorite thing about it is that it focuses on the pictures instead of long stories about your life that some people put on sites, such as Facebook. I could see it also being used in a business setting because you could take pictures of your work, whether it be art projects, design projects, or anything, and showcase them to potential clients/customers. In the end, I give Instagram a thumbs up!



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