Instagram 101 — Express Yourself

Instagram 101 — Express Yourself

Haven’t heard of Instagram? It’s one of the fastest growing photo sharing applications to hit social media. What makes Instagram stand out is its user-friendly and convenient platform that allows you to snap and share photos instantaneously with all of your friends. And, it’s free! But what makes it really special is its presentation of the photos that harkens back to the days of the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras by keeping your photos confined to the classic square shape.

Instagram allows you to follow and be followed, and share your pictures via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. But it also allows you to express yourself artistically by allowing you to customize your photo with more than a dozen vintage filters. Plus, using your phone’s GPS function, you can share your location as well. Collectively, Instagram is a personalized visual invitation to all of your friends to share in your special moments and experiences in real time!

Right now it’s only available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, but an Android app is said to be on its way. Named by Apple as App of the Year in 2011, Instagram is worth checking out. After all, 15 million users can’t be wrong!