How Instagram Restored My Faith in Social Networking

If you have not played with runaway hit mobile social network Instagram, you should. Yes, it’s become known as a utility for iPhone users to send pictures to Facebook and Twitter, but make no bones about it, Instagram is its own social network, and a very enjoyable one, too. In fact, it has restored my faith in the media form. With more than 13 million people on Instagram, you can see some fantastic sharing. It is innately personal and wonderful. Gone from the mix is the usual social media punditry and sword fighting. Instead you simply have real experiences throughout the average day. It’s just photos, sharing and comments, and nothing more. Instagram exists on the mobile web, and is […]

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How Social Photography Can Benefit Your Effort

One of the more powerful tools of the social media set remains photography. That’s why I proposed a panel at the 2011 NTC 11 on social photography (if you like this post, please vote for the panel. September 30 is the last day of voting). The old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” still holds true. And social network users know this with photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Ning always ranking as one of the top feature functions, and a frequent source of comments. Though one of the oldest forms of social media, photography is one of the least thought about when it comes to communications strategy. Social photography is a critical component of a good online program. […]

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