Tag Archives: Instagram

A Critical Review: Instagram Power

In his book, Instagram Power: Build Your Brand and Reach More Customers with the Power of Pictures, Jason Miles attempts to teach readers how to use Instagram as a business marketing tool. While its title solely points to Instagram marketing, Miles’ social media manual focuses on more than just that. Packed into the 234 pages, […]

Instagram Power Book Review

Instagram is one of the newest social media platforms that is up-and-coming, being based on the simple concepts of shareability and visual appeal. The social platform was recently just bought by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012, and as of August, it even surpassed Twitter in number of daily active users, as Yasmeen mentioned, just […]

Instagram Power: Book Review

Like the age old saying goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Why share your thoughts in text form when you can show the world what you see (with the addition of a really cool vintage-y filter on top of it)? The concept of documenting your life through images has taken over the world […]

A Snapshot of Instagram

The digital world is ever-changing. The expression “15 minutes of fame” does not just apply to people any more, but to social network sites (Ellison & Boyd, Sociality Through Social Network Sites) as well. All you Millennials out there, remember MySpace from middle school? Remember when blogging platforms like LiveJournal and WordPress were overshadowed by the more media-centric microblogging SNSs Tumblr and Twitter? The same […]

Selfie, the Self I See

With a few quick taps on a screen, I get my iPhone front facing camera on me. I study my image for a few seconds to assess my face—do I look tired, how’s my skin, is my eyeliner still okay, how is the lighting—before making the appropriate adjustments. For Asians like myself, it’s always best […]

Instagram Power Notes

Background of the Book: Jason Miles, co-author of Pinterest Power Twitter Handle of Author: @mrjasonmiles Focuses on how business and companies could use Instagram to market and promote their brands more efficiently. Mainly focusing on his business, Liberty Jane Clothing, for his examples in the book. Instagram is the first application that was solely created […]

A taste of who we are…

Whether it is a selfie, your view, your dog, your mom 2o years back, your car, the meal you just had or about to have, or even just something cool… What we post on Instagram, is so more than just an image… In his article Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances, Hugo Liu talks about […]