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What is Instagram?

December 16 2012

Not sure about Instagram? Have no fear, here's a quick introduction: Instagram is kind of like a social network through the "lens" of photography. See how Erica Campbell, our Social Media Director, does it in the example below.

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Before & After

You upload images of whatever you like under your name, edit them with artistic color filters, and 'hashtag' the photos with words or terms trending in Instagram. You can also create your own tags — you don't have to stick with the trends of Instagram.

A little about Instagram: Originally designed for the Apple iPhone, itt is now available on Android phones,as well. Instagram can take, crop, and filter photos with predetermined effects. It gives you the ability to caption your photos and add a geographic location. Instagram also connects with other social media platforms so users can share their photos to a broader spectrum:

  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Foursqaure
  • Twitter
  • Flickr

Why share your photos with Instagram? It has an easy and navigable interface and lots of creative filters to enhance your images. It's easy to follow and be followed by clients and businesses, plus it's a very active online community. And, it's FREE!

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Instagram: Camera Tutorial

Major brands like Starbucks, National Geographic, NBC are also using Instagram to promote things like live events, breaking news, and promotions. You could be doing the same with your supporting broker or your own brand!

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