How Instagram Is Affecting The Way We Perceive Ourselves And The World Around Us. A mindless scroll through Instagram, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Utah Valley University and Humboldt University Berlin, can be more damaging to your psyche than you think.
Studies conducted on the negative effects of Facebook showed that users were likely to develop feelings of depression, loneliness, resentment and lowered self-esteem. Unsurprisingly, the most negatively charged aspects were those linked to photo sharing. More specifically, it's linked to the pleasure-loathing phenomenon that accompanies pseudo-stalking photos of others' seemingly better lives and sharing your own photos as a way to project an equally envy-inspiring social media persona.
Though Facebook dilutes these effects with shared articles, games and other non-photographic updates, Instagram is solely dedicated to the sharing of photos (and now, videos) that are, more often than not, significantly edited. How Instagram Is Changing the Way Brands Look at Photography, Online and Beyond. Call it the "Instagram Effect"—that filtered, shadowed, sharpened, brightened, tilted, faded, structured, saturated way of seeing life through a lens.
It's changed the way people portray themselves and see others. And it's having the same impact on brands. Design teams are beginning to see the benefit of moving away from over-lit, over-staged and generally over-edited photography for their campaigns and instead are favoring a more organic (albeit filtered) look and feel that matches the medium—on Instagram itself, obviously, but also in print and across an array of other media. "We kind of call it 'perfectly imperfect,'" said Nathan Iverson, evp and design director at Deutsch LA. "People will call you out pretty easily if your food looks overly propped or overly perfect because that's not how it is. " The other side of Instagram: Thousands create X-rated ?Instaporn? with popular photo app. Phone app used by 80 million people spawns raunchy photo-sharing crazeExhibitionists use soft filter effect to enhance x-rated imagesFew safeguards to stop children as young as 13 accessing homemade pornSite relies on users to flag up explicit images or inappropriate material By Emma Clark Published: 15:54 GMT, 31 August 2012 | Updated: 20:36 GMT, 31 August 2012 A flood of sexual images is inundating Instagram as users create pornography channels to share a deluge of explicit material.
The site's small team has been overwhelmed by the images under pornography hahstags - a term that collects lewd images in one search - that give users of the site easy access to photos featuring genetalia, women posing provocatively in bed, with their partners or masturbating on camera. Birmingham City University - Sign In. What Powers Instagram: Hundreds of Instances, Dozens of Technologies. Econsultancy. Today Instagram shared its first ever figures on how many monthly active users it has in the UK. Out of 300m global active users, 14m UK Instagram account holders are accessing the social image sharing platform on a monthly basis. Overall 70% of Instagram users are based outside of the USA.
Although reluctant to drill down further into the numbers, these stats at least reveals that Instagram’s global growth is impressive. Instagram’s current user base of 300m has doubled in the last two years. This growth puts it two years ahead of Facebook in terms of how long it took for the same number of people to use its parent company’s platform. The fast adoption of Instagram has been driven by many trends in consumer behavior: the shift from text based communications to visual based communications, the shift from ‘search with intent’ to ‘discovery’ and of course most prevalently, the shift away from desktop to camera enabled, always-connected mobile phones. How Brands Are Using Instagram. Today, all kinds of brands have a presence on Instagram, from the smallest businesses (shopkeepers, creators) to the biggest international brands (distributors, automobiles, luxury brands).
Some use it as their main social network, which means they have a social media communications strategy exclusively based on Instagram. But in most cases, brands use Instagram as a secondary social network to complement their presence on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. 5 Brands on Instagram That Succeed With Influencer Marketing Social Media Examiner. Are you looking to increase your visibility on Instagram?
Have you considered reaching out to influencers? Partnering with influencers increases reach, brand awareness and revenue. How The Most Successful Brands Dominate Instagram, And You Can Too. More than 16 billion photos have been shared on Instagram.
With an average of 55 million uploaded each day, that's a lot of selfies. But it also means a lot of money for brands who figure out how to use the fast-growing social network. According to a recent report released by research firm L2 Instagram touts the most engagement and the highest conversion from browser to shopper. The report also shows that 92% of luxury brands who post an average of 5.5 times a week on Instagram increase their customer base.
But for such a fast-growing app, it is also surprisingly one of the most underutilized by marketers. Social media analysts Socialbakers conducted a survey to discover what marketers are focusing on and what they’re not, and only 19% of marketers said they will give Instagram a high priority in 2014, while 23% said they will not consider the platform at all. 1. Appealing to people’s vanity could be one of the easiest ways to encourage brand engagement. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Businessinsider. Pros and Cons of Setting Instagram Photos to Private. Pros and Cons of Instagram. Instagram is a very cool Application.
This photo and video sharing App was launched in 2010 and within a couple of years it gained a hundred million active users. The popularity of the Application is soaring. But like anything else in the world, Instagram has pros and cons. Let’s review them. Pros • Instagram is the most famous App for photo sharing. . • Instagram provides a variety of filters. . • There is hardly any useless functionality on Instagram. . • If the privacy is applied, it is impossible to see the photos.
Cons • Instagram is primarily a Smartphone App. . • The user search should be upgraded. . • This App is highly addictive. . • The photos are small. . • You can’t edit the privacy of each photo differently. Top Pros and Cons of Using the Photo Sharing App Instagram. As the popularity of the photo sharing app Instagram continues to grow, so does its user base.
Children watch their older siblings and peers using the smartphone application and begin using it in order to fit in and feel trendy. Although there is nothing wrong with young children trying to keep up with the latest technology, it is important to weigh the Instagram pros and cons before letting your young children start using the app.