After reading through the list of social media tools, I decided to sign up to Instagram. I have an Android based Motorola Droid 4, so I downloaded the new Instagram for Android which just recently came out. After opening it, it prompted me to sign up and create a user profile. I did this, and linked my Instagram to my facebook, so that photos I take and edit would be posted directly to my Facebook as well.
After the initial sign up, there was no further instruction or introduction. It is pretty self explanatory, and simplistic to use, but I noticed that there is no easy way to get help in the application (not that most people would need it). I explored the application and took a few pictures in the days that followed. What could use some explanation is the tagging of the pictures.I’m not really a big Twitter user, so I didn’t quite understand how to tag the photos. What you’re supposed to do is put a tag with the picture that then is used to sort it with pictures with similar tags so that as you look around at pictures on Instagram you can see similar pictures, or easily find a certain type of picture you’re looking for. Overall it’s a cool app, with simple filters and easy functions, but probably wont be something I used very often.
I took one photo after cleaning my car and published it HERE