Insta – Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr. and Flickr. A distinctive feature is that it 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. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.
Many celebrities have profiles on Instagram, sharing photos and videos of their personal and professional lives with fans. Some celebrities deleted their accounts in response to Instagram’s proposed change to its Terms of Service, which would have allowed the photo-sharing app to sell images to advertisers without compensation to users.
What is an Instagram Husband?
Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010. The service was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock.
Instagram Business Statistics
- 7 out of 10 Hashtags on Instagram Are Branded. …
- An Estimated 71% of US Businesses Use Instagram. …
- 80% of Users Follow a Business on Instagram. …
- Instagram Mobile Ad Revenue to Hit Nearly $7 Billion in 2018. …
- 25% of Instagram Ads Are Single Videos. …
- Instagram Ads Increased by 28% in the Second Half of 2017.
The Popularity of the Selfie
A Selfie is a Photograph of Yourself, Taken By Yourself.
It’s usually taken by activating the front-facing camera on most smartphones, holding the smartphone out in front of yourself with one arm, and snapping a photograph. However, there’s also a trend, started by Nokia to take a “bothie” using both the front- and rear-facing cameras at the same time. They’re often shared on social networks.
Who Takes Selfies?
Some selfies are extreme close-ups, others show part of an arm held straight outward and a few of the great ones even feature the subject standing in front of a bathroom mirror so that they can get a full body shot of their reflection. There are lots of selfie styles, and these are some of the most common.
Why do people take Selfies?
To build their own self-image: Many people take selfies entirely for themselves, even though they may post them online for everyone else to see. For these people, taking selfies allows them to become more confident with their appearances.
To get attention from as many people as possible: Here’s where the narcissistic part kicks in. People like to get noticed on social media, and all of those “likes” and comments from friends are a quick and easy way to fish for compliments and boost one’s own ego.
To get a specific person’s attention: Kids who are connected on a social network to someone they admire may be more driven to upload attractive or alluring selfies as a way to seek attention, especially if they’re too shy to do it in person. It’s a strange new flirting method that’s only been around since the rise of mobile, but it’s definitely there.
Boredom: Hey, there are people who are bored at work, bored at school, bored at home and bored on the toilet. That’s right. Some people will take selfies because they have nothing else better to do.
Selfie Apps, Filters and Mobile Social Networks
We all have the front-facing camera to thank for the number of selfies the web sees nowadays. Here are some of the most popular tools people use for their selfies.
Snapchat: Snapchat is a mobile messaging platform that allows users to chat using photos or videos, so it’s main activity basically relies on selfies. Messages self-destruct a few minutes aft they’re opened by the recipient, so the goal is basically to take as many selfies as possible to keep the messages going.
Facebook: Last but not least, the Internet’s biggest social network is also a place for selfies. Maybe not as much as Instagram or Snapchat, but having access to Facebook via the mobile apps (or the Facebook Camera app) sure does make it easy to post them for all your friends to see.