Opinion

“Hold On, I Wanna Instagram This”

instagram3With all the hype and attention that social media has brought to the world in the past few years, as well as its importance in the media, Instagram has become an extremely popular social media device.

Following in the footsteps of its top competitors such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In, Instagram is becoming immensely popular.

Most people assume that it is just the younger generations that consume this photo-sharing app, Instagram attracts all different groups of people.

While Instagram continues to grow, more age groups become victim to the Instagram life. Many adults, parents, and even senior citizens are a part of this social media craze.

Instagram has become a great way to keep a sense of contact with people. Including myself, many people don't exactly need to be in direct contact with every person at all times.

Sometimes we just want to see what everyone is doing on a day-to-day basis and we are able to achieve this by viewing the pictures people continuously upload. Users upload everything from pictures of their pancakes, to their cute puppy taking a nap.

It creates a sense of communication without going too far. You are able to see what's going on without having to talk to anyone.

As nonsocializing as that sounds, it's a great way to connect with people. You can choose to follow whoever you'd like. You can show a little love by liking or commenting on their photos or 15 second videos.

Almost all businesses, universities, and professional athletic teams have Instagram profiles. The visual aspect of photos is very significant, and can provide a different angle to what ever you're looking to promote, which can become very vital when looking to reach out to more people.

Even the University has an Instagram account. MU which is very active with its account, utilizes it to keep up to date with things around campus and even get people more involved with different aspects on campus.

Instagramers tend to get caught up in having an insanely large number of followers with how many likes their pictures receive. As ridiculous as that may sound, it has become a part of the everyday life in the eyes of an instagrammer. Since many people, businesses, and universities are all looking to reach out to as many people as possible, gaining followers is very valuable.

You would be incredibly surprised by how many people have become prominent in the world just from photos they've posted on Instagram.

You never know who will come across your photo one day. Many things have come in result of social media. Keep on posting away my friends.

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