Instagram Stories and Digital Advertising

At the beginning of August, the popular video-sharing platform Instagram rolled out a new feature that is almost identical to an app that already exists. Instagram Stories closely mimics Snapchat’s product model, although Instagram’s videos disappear after 24 hours instead of Snapchat’s customary set number of seconds....more

I Wish My Social Media Feeds Were in Chronological Order

I'll admit it. I like things in chronological order. I would rather have a deluge of everything in chronological order than a curated gathering of items I want to read out of order. I'm okay with content wading. That's sort of the beauty of the Internet. You end up stumbling upon gems of information you didn't even know you wanted to see in the first place. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... are you listening?) ...more
stirrupqueen yes yes yes. I hate the out of order even more than the choosing what I see.more

How to Instagram Your Way Through #BlogHer16

The benefits of attending a BlogHer conference are many, but one of the very best is this: People "get" your social media obsession. Phones are in hand (or in faces) more often than not, and it's not unusual to nod understandingly when someone says, "Keep talking; I just need to post this picture before I forget my caption." ...more
BlogHer What camera are you all using in this photo?more

Why I Post Pictures of My Kids Online

I joined Instagram in 2010, right after my first child was born. I posted a few photos here and there, but it wasn't until 2012 that I became a regular user. We had just moved to a new neighbourhood here in London, and I didn't know anyone. After a few lonely months, I figured out that I could connect with local mums by following them on Instagram. ...more
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16 Fab Travel Instagram Accounts To Follow

 Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. Susan Sontag   I have a confession to make. I am beyond obsessed with Instagram. In fact, it is my absolute favorite social media network (after Twitter of course) at the moment and for many great reasons....more

How Will Instagram’s New Algorithm Affect You?

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way their social feeds operate. It was only a matter of time before Instagram jumped on the gravy train. With over 400 million strong, Instagram's community is growing by the day. ...more
clivechip  I couldn't agree more! That is what I love most about the app - I love to scroll ...more

What I Learned About Instagram Loop Giveaways

So I stumbled onto a loop giveaway recently for a Kate Spade purse, an iPad mini, and a Canon Rebel camera. Of course, I would want to win that prize. I usually stay away from huge giveaways because they seem too good to be true. But I thought, Why not? That pink Kate Spade purse would be perfect for spring and summer. And so I went down the loop giveaway brick road only to end up frustrated. ...more

How To Maximize Your Time On Instagram as a Small Business

In this installment of our “get the most of your social media time series”, we explore some features of Instagram and offer some tips on making it easier to post regularly....more