Another Social Information Share Instagram

AnotherSocialInformationShare:Instagram

AnotherSocialInformationShare:Instagram

Thediscoveryandthedevelopmentof thesocialmediaopeneda newandmoreefficientplatformon which peoplecan shareinformation.Initially,theideaof sharinginformationon thesocialmediatargeted thestudents,buttargetsegmentexpandedto includeorganizationsandindividualsof allwalksof life(Toriumi, Nakamura, Yamamonto, Okada &amp Ishii, K. (2014).Socialmediacan be usedin sharingprofessionalas wellpersonalinformationfasterandcheaper.In mostcases,socialsitesare usedto shareinformationthatindividualsandorganizationsfindinterestingandworthlettingthepublicora groupof peopleknows(Vadim, 2009). Currently, there are differentsocialmediasitesthat providetheir users with differentexperiencesandfeatures.Inthispaper,Iwill focusonmyexperienceswithInstagram, which is networkservicesthat allowusers to sharevideos, photographs,andnetworkwith otherpeople.

Instagramis not myfirstsocialmediasiteto joinandmydecisionto openan Instagram accountwasdrivenby thestrongdesireto havea differentexperience.Ifellin lovewith Instagram immediatelyanddecidedto usetheaccountto sharemyholidayandleisuretimeexperiences.Someof thefascinatingexperiencesI hadwith Instagram includetheopportunityto upload videos andphotographsof therealscenesformy followersto seeandcomment.In addition,Instagram providesusers with an opportunityto operatetwo accounts,one forpersonalandtheotheroneforsharingprofessionalinformation.Althoughothersocialsitesallowusers to upload photographsandvideos, Instagram has specialfeatures(includingInstagram Direct, Lux, Walden, Valencia, andLudwig, among others) that increasestheexposure,light,andimprovestheoverall appearanceof photographs(Garber, 2012).Therefore,usingInstagram givesusers aspecialexperienceandcontrolover whattheyupload forothersto see.

Instagramis fairlyharmless,evenforkidsandyoungpeoplesince mostof thevideos andphotographsposted on itare safeforusers of anyage.Itseemsthatloversof thesocialmediahaveconsideredInstagram as a changeforthebetter,which has motivatedthem to shareentertainingandenlightening contents that are suitableforallpeopleirrespective of their age(Aarons, 2014).Mostof thepicturesposted on Instagram includefoodfingernails,kids,cats,andpeoplein parties.In essence,Instagram attractsusers whopreferposting audio-visual contents andlimitedcommentson theposts.Instagram’s managementhas contributedtowards thegrowthof a culturethat encouragespeopleto sharetheir photographsandvideos with limitedornocomments.Whileinvitingpeopleto openaccountson its website, Instagram managementstates“Take a video orphoto, choosefilter andtransformit,thenpost to Instagram, itis thateasy”(Instagram, 2015).Thisimpliesthatusers of Instagram are expectedto sharetheir worldusingtheaudio-visual content as opposedto writtencontent.

AlthoughInstagram is stillbeingdevelopedandadvancedwith time,there are three thingsthat themanagementshould changeinorderto enhanceits efficiency.First,Instagram should introducea photodraftmechanismthat will allowusers to queue their content until theyhavesufficienttimeto editandpost it.CurrentlyInstagramdoesnot allowpeopleto queue their photographsandvideos. With thedrafting servicesavailable,Instagram users may takea largenumberof photographsandpost them asthe draftsandtheneditthem during their freetime.

Secondly,Instagram should allowusers to switchbetween differentaccountswithout havingto completelylogoutfrom one account.AlthoughInstagram allowpeoplewhowould liketo havedifferentidentitiesto openmultipleaccounts,switchingfrom one accountto theotheris not allowedunless theusers logs out of theopenaccountandlogin into theotheraccount.Othersites(suchas Twitter) haveadvancedto a level whereone simplyneedsto clickthe“Me” buttonto viewotheraccounts.

Third,Instagram should allowusers to includeURLs in their commentsin orderto directtheir followersthrough hyperlinks. Currently, Instagram’s sitedoesnot supporthyperlinksandthislimitsthecapacityof users to sharethecontent that can beaccessedthroughothersites.Thisisa conservativeapproachsince Instagram wantsits users to sharevideos andpictureson its siteonlyorsocialmediaplatforms only.Hyperlinks can allowtheusers to linknewpiecesof artwork totheir uploaded content.

Inconclusion,thedevelopmentof Instagram providedthesocialmedia customerswith a newtypeof experiencessince ithas differentfeaturesandfunctionality. In addition,Instagram is safeforusers of allages.ThisisbecauseInstagram doesnot allowobscenecontent. AlthoughInstagram allowusers to openmultipleaccounts,its limitedfunctionality doesnot giveusers theopportunityto switchbetween accountswithout logging out of one accountfirst.Thefunctionality anduser experiencecan be enhancedby permittingtheuseof hyperlinks, easyswitch from accountto account,andtheintroductionof draftmechanisms.

References

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Toriumi,F., Nakamura, D., Yamamonto, S., Okada, T. &amp Ishii, K. (2014).Informationsharing on social media.Nagoya: Nagoya University.

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