How to plan a wedding on Instagram?

How to plan a wedding on Instagram? . Practical guide to a 2.0 wedding using Instagram . A little over a year ago I published an article on how to organize a wedding using Instagram. (See “How to organize a wedding on Instagram?”) It is fascinating and “Freeky” what can actually be done with our favorite app … A few weeks ago Jorge Conde (@jorjala ) on Instagram, someone who works in the same sector as I do, told me that my article had inspired him so much that he decided to get to work and organize his own 2.0 wedding, a wedding like no other before … With a good dose of Instagram…of course. . What follows is his 2.0 wedding guide, the anecdotes and brilliant results in figures and of course, in pictures! . Jorge admitted to me that the organization of such an important event, that used to be a mainly feminine affair, became something of a mission for him.  What follows are the preparatory steps he took prior to the wedding. . A website dedicated to the event. . The first step in the organization of his “Big Freaky Wedding” was not only to develop a dynamic website as a point reference for all guests, but also to get a maximum number of visits.  In just four months it received more than 11,000 views. Check out the web page at: www.saioayjorge.com . Instagram Hook. . Jorge decided to use the website to promote the subject that interested him most: Instagram. The first step was the creation of a username: @ bodasaioayjorge, the official account which would provide...

How to Make your Best Cooking Pics on Instagram?

How to Make your Best Cooking Pics on Instagram? . How we could not talk about food pics on Instagram? . Today our friends Cookening shared with us this interesting infographic with the best tips related to food and Instagram. “Cuisine” and Gastronomy are fashionable and trendy. TV programs on “Prime Time” like Top Chef, but also through apps and of course on Instagram. Cookening is a new social network that allows people to connect through the web. Members of Cookening can organize lunch and dinner at their home place and leverage on Instagram to promote their concept ( follow @cookening). Discover their best tips here below. @philgonzalez...

How to Embed your Instagram on your Webs and Blogs

How to Embed your Instagram on your Webs and Blogs . Instagram just announced the introduction of a new tool, The web embedding for Instagram pics and video content. This new tool is an easy way to add your Instagram photos and videos feeds in your blog or web. A very interesting tip for users but for Instagramers Groups and Companies too. – Log in to Instagram.com via desktop, select your photo or video on your web browser. – Use the new share button on the right side of your photo (just under the comments button). – Click the button to see the embed code. – Copy the block of text it gives you and paste it into your blog, website or article. – When you hit publish, the photo or video will appear. . Instagram´s Team underline that “Whether you want to embed your video on your blog or a friend wants to feature your photo on a website, everyone will clearly see that your content belongs to you”. Your embedded photo or video will appear with your Instagram user name, and clicking on the Instagram logo will take people to your own profile page on Instagram.com. If your content is private, nothing will change as the Embed code function is only available to those whose photos and videos are public. . For more information about web embedding, check out the Instagram Help Center. ....

20 Most Important Tips to Travel with Instagram

20 Most Important Tips to Travel with Instagram . Summer is arriving!  . You are probably organizing your holidays plans with your family and friends but did you think about your Instagram Life during your trip? We resume  here 20 basic tips around Instagram and Holidays. . Plan your holidays before you leave. . 1) Don´t forget to transfer your photos from your camera roll to your pc, mac or hard disk. A smartphone is so easy to lose when you travel. . 2)  Make sure your mobile is ready to take tons of pics and you will not reach quickly your storage capacity. . 3) Dont forget to update all your apps, and particularly your editing apps and your Instagram app of course. It always more complicate from abroad. . 4) If you are going to spend a lot of time far from a plug during your trip, buy one or two external battery packs. It´s not very expensive and very helpful! . 5) Don´t forget home your favorite photo accesories or lenses, like your Olloclip for example. . Instagram during  your trips and holidays. . 6) If you are going to post many pics each day and you are thinking about making a kind of full report, think first about a funny tag that will be the reference of your trip. Like #usernamethailand2012 for example . 7) Be always ready to shot and take as many pictures as you can! If not you could come back home with a great frustration of the few number of pics you finally took. . 8) In some countries it´s not always...

How Blind People Use Instagram

How Blind People Use Instagram . It sounds crazy but Instagram is a way to have fun and enjoy for blind people too. Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how to use Instagram on the iPhone 4S. He uses the Accessibility setting on the phone which allows him to navigate the touch-screen. Check this video and follow them on Instagram @blindfilmcritic . Thanks @photojojo for the tip! . . THE TOMMY EDISON EXPERIENCE Starring Tommy Edison https://blindfilmcritic.com Directed & Edited by Ben Churchill https://benchurchill.com Production Coordinator Max Schlicher https://twitter.com/maxschlicher . For more information: Follow @blindfilmcritic on Instagram....

How to Share Your Instagram Pics on Twitter – Part 2

How to Share Your Instagram Pics on Twitter – Part 2 . Few weeks ago, we posted here this tutorial How to Share your Instagram Pics on Twitter.  Great! So now you can forget it! Sunday Facebook confirmed that Instagram will not share your photos on Twitter anymore. .. Instagram Pics will no longer be available on Twitter.  . Tensions between the two companies, which were once friends (and even partners)  have now become direct competitors. We know that Twitter is working on including filters  into its app and Instagram/Facebook probably just decided to counterattack its own way. The “Whistling Bird” company has arranged things so that technically the platform (that has strongly helped to raise awareness of Instagram service in the past)  can bring a solution to this new behavior. With this movement Instagram wants to attract its own users traffic to its recently launched web platform (and mainly focused on generating future advertising revenues) It probably shows that Facebook do not appreciate very much “baby steps” and Instagram-Twitter integration too. Twitter is the only site that has been denied access to the pictures sharing tool, as  Foursquare, tumblr and Facebook (of course) were not affected by this sunday ban. However, just few hours after the ban, Michael Schonfeld, developer from Dwolla, launched a Chrome extension for viewing instagram´s photos on Twitter. The tool is called InstaTwit. Once installed in the browser of Google, InstaTwit links to Instagram platform again to be previewed on Twitter. The normal behavior now is that Instagram links will appear simply in twitter with no photos previews. But InstaTwit will display visual contents when opening the tweet.  However, InstaTwit only...

How to use Hash Tags on Instagram ?

How to use Hash Tags on Instagram ? . Instagramers always used tags on their Instagram pics. Probably since day one of our fave photo sharing app. At that time, users were simply following their social networks instincts (basically Twitter) and were just replicating their  habits, including a hash symbol before relevant words in their captions. Three months after its birth,  Instagram implemented tag availability, in January 2011. One year ago, we wrote this tutorial about “how to use hashtags in Instagram” and we thought it was time to update information around this important topic. Some Basic knowledge of course but also few “cool tools” and mobile apps to take advantage of a good use of Hashtags on Instagram. . Tags Story on Instagram. . People first started tagging with their own user names and finding their pics easily in a grid view. Then users started organizing groups (creation of our #IgersCities tags like #IgersManila #IgersItalia etc..) or using them to hold contests. It was also when funny tags started to appear, like #Flashbackfriday (where people could share old pics of themselves) #Merightnow or #jj @joshjohnson hash tag for his daily contests. Every day,  new tags were appearing, all kind of tags… Candid, Cats, Dogs, FoodPorn, StreetPhotography, Sunset and more and more contests and winners, shoutouts, awards, #InstaSocial recognition and potential new followers… And we were living in a Happy Tag World. But then the scale of the app changed. We were not just 1 million users, we were now more than 100 million and the problems started. . We got tag slamming. And too much tagging kills the tag. . One of the main...

How to Promote your Instagram Account with Instagram Badges in your personal blog

How to promote your Instagram Account with Instagram Badges in your personal blog . Instagram launched last week the Public Profiles on the Web and it seems IG team is focusing now on a computer use of the app. The new release are the Instagram Badges that will allow you to promote your Instagram account on your blog or web. You can add them to your personal blog, or brand website for companies, or campaign promotions to direct new followers to your Instagram web profile and encourage others to discover, follow and engage with your Instagram content. Instagram badges are available in a range of sizes and can be easily added to your website. .. Basically, there are two ways to access Instagram badges: . Navigate to your Instagram web profile page. Click on your username to access the drop down menu and choose “Badges” Visit Website:  instagram.com/accounts/badges   You can create a badge for your account, but make sure you are logged into the account you’d like to link to. Select the badge you’d like to use, then just copy the code and paste it into your site. You can also create your own badge, modify slightly the camera design and adapt it to your website “look and feel” ....

How to avoid spam on instagram?

How to avoid spam on instagram? . “How has Instagram so successfully avoided spam and follower count gaming that plagued Twitter in its early years?” was the title  ReadWriteWeb used in a recent post the recent rise of Spam on Instagram. . But the truth is that there is a huge and “unstoppable” spam-proliferating fake accounts these last weeks on Instagram. These spamming account use “fake names”, and do not post pictures on their feeds. They are just promoting “again and again” links to “absurd sites” that could help you getting new followers and likes, but also possibility to become a model or work soon on future Tv Series cast… It´s really annoying and our community is starting to get really bored by these “low-cost marketing strategies” and behaviors. . What Can I do today against Spam on Instagram? . Today there is unfortunately “really few we can do” against Spam as it´s the work of Bots invading Instagram through its open developers Api. Most of the Instagramers simply use the “reporting” button in their comments feed. But it seems the Spam Bots are still alive and they daily create tons of new “fake accounts” generating tons of fake comments. At the moment, Instagram Community Team is probably submerged by million of “report abuse” notifications but that´s all we can do. Sometimes these “bots” also catch directly real profile pictures (randomly) from other real users. That´s why many affected users reported me recently they find their own profiles pics on others fake spammers accounts. Probably another trick to get our attention with a “familiar” friend profile pic… Really embarrasing. The definitive solution is on...

How to share your Instagram Pics on Twitter

How to share your Instagram Pics on Twitter   Instagram recently integrated a new feature to help us manage our Twitter Activity and Photo Sharing. Let’s just first remind you of some tips for optimizing your Instagram’s photo-sharing on Twitter. . Some time ago our photo social network made some changes to its sharing interface and since then sharing pics from Instagram to Twitter has been quite messy. Sharing pics has been one of the Instagram’s big success stories but suddenly the “sharing feature” didn’t allow you to adapt your own caption anymore. . (Dont miss this update article Dic, 2012 10th Instagram will not share its pics on Twitter anymore) Think carefully about what you write in your Instagram Pics . If you share one of your own pics directly from Instagram, the “Re-Tweet” of your pic is an exact copy of what you wrote in your Instagram pic’s first comment. Your first comment on an Instagram pic shouldn’t be more than 105-108 characters  (plus around 20-22 characters for the shorten pic url) to conform to the 140 characters allowed by Twitter. If your title or first caption on Instagram comment is longer, it will be shortened automatically by the app. So I recommend you to always write an important descriptive title and related words in your first 20 or 25 words. You may include hash tags and tag users names if needed. For example, write “Having a ride with my #car through #California with my friend Laura @Lpow88 ”  and leave additional less relevant details of the trip for the second part of the comment including other hash tags and info....
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