The Ins and Outs of Instagram

So what is it?

Instagram is a free photo sharing program launched in October 2010 that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a variety of social networking services, including Instagram’s own network.

A distinctive feature confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras.

Instagram was initially supported on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch; in April 2012, the company added support for Android camera phones running 2.2 Froyo or higher. It is distributed via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

On April 12, 2012, Facebook acquired the company and its 13 employees for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock, with plans to keep it independently managed.

Instagram now has Over 30 million users.

I love the search feature. You can search by tag. It automatically saves your searches and as of right now, you searches cannot be deleted, so be careful what you search for 😛

20120421-003248.jpgThis is an example for Fashion, it has somewhere over 2 million fashion pics, ranging from designer shots to people taking pictures of themselves in their bedrooms – note: this APP is NOT suitable for people under 18 due to the nature of some pictures.

The following is the hastag for Kuwait, it has just over 213,000 pictures, this is pretty low but the reason being…if you account is set to ‘Private’ there is no point in tagging your pictures as they will not appear in the hashtag.

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The following are pictures that I have taken, a few with Filters and a few without. This is a screenshot of the typical appearance that you will see when you take a shot. You can apply the filter BEFORE or AFTER. 20120421-003302.jpg

 

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You can post anything from pets to things around your home to scenic views…anything and everything is loved by Instagrammers!

 

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