Instagram is an app based program that has recently been available on the web as well. Instagram’s main focus is sharing visual media with friends. There marketing promotion is:
“Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.
Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram — it’s that easy. You can even share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. It’s a new way to see the world.”
They allow you to post photos and 15 second videos with your followers. I think this type of media is great for the new generation because now everything is on a fast based lifestyle. Everyone wants the information that they desire immediately. Instagram allows users to have this commodity. All people want to do is be connect without actually connecting. People like the luxury of knowing about everybody’s life without actually having to.
This app allows your friends and family to follow your posts. Whatever you decide to post will show up on their news feed. This allows for the user to have complete control over what they see on their app. This is good because a lot of social sites become too cluttered with things that are not what the user wants to see. And they site because useless. I personally like instagram because I can post pictures and see what everybody else is going through out the day. Also I don’t have to read any long commentary like facebook or tumblr. I like visual things.
Youtube is a social site that is based solely on video visuals. It allows people to upload their own material or even follow others they like. Youtube gives you the access to comment and subscribe to your favorite channels. Recently with the new merge of Google+ and Youtube they have done away with the ability to subscribers and channel owners to communicate view responding to comments. Only general comments are allow to be posted by the owner. Which makes it even more difficult for there to be an established relationship. When you subscribe to someones channel you automatically see everything that they are posting and you can also see their recent activity and see who they are following as well. Youtube is a great way to be creative and for others to see what youve done. If you are int he business of video production this is great~
Instagram and Youtube are very collaberative in many ways. They both allow users to promote conent on each site. You can also be creative and showcase you or any other talents that you may have. They allow you to personalize your news feed and they allow you to get closer to your followers or subscribers. You can post what ever you would like on these apps and sites. They both have an app so you can continue to enjoy them while mobile. These two apps will evolve into great things.