For as long as I’ve been married, I’ve been a firm believer that, “It’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
Ive realized that the same thing applies to social media. We talk about social media all the time, and we have a lot of ideas about how to use it to our benefit. But the problems go beyond just changing the rules of engagement. We also need to be aware of how our social media activities impact us.
As a person with a large social media following, I feel like I am somewhat of an expert in social media. I know all of the different platforms, I have a large blog (with over 1,000 subscribers), I have an Instagram, and I have a Twitter account. These are all large-scale platforms that impact a lot of people, and while I don’t always follow the rules, I do understand the concept of content and how it can affect the way people use social media.
Instagram has a lot of rules. There is a section called “community guidelines” that pretty much says anything you post outside of the app and on your own page is subject to being deleted. So you can delete your own post, but it WILL be deleted.
Instagram does have a section on content that you can post outside of the app. But again, it will be deleted. This is why you see people do a lot of posts just to use the feature.
The same reason people do some posts just to show off their new product or their new location or anything else that’s super cool. People have a lot of fun with posts that they find way “irrelevant.” It’s an interesting concept that Instagram uses. It’s like, “Hey, I have an awesome new restaurant with a great location and a fabulous menu. If you want to go there, maybe you should add a link to my Instagram.
Instagram seems to be doing a lot of things like this. It is trying to put the spotlight on people and brands that we have an interest in, in this case the ones that have a real following. I have been known to follow a lot of brands and people and I have a lot of fun with it. It gives me a bit of a buzz when people add a link to my account.
The other day I was scrolling around on Instagram and saw this link from a girl named Mandy who I follow on Twitter. I clicked on it and was greeted by an article about the history of Instagram with a link to an anniversary instagram captions page from Instagram. It was fun to go through the article and see all the various things people have done with it, like using the hashtag to celebrate an occasion or sharing an anniversary quote.
The Instagram anniversary pages are like the old newspaper stories you read as a kid. Once you read one you know what kind of person did it and who their friends were and what they were thinking. If you have an anniversary page, you can see it in all its glorious glory.
It’s hard for an instagram photo to have a purpose. That’s why the anniversary photo is like a newspaper story. If you see one of these all the time you already know what kind of person did it and what they were thinking. It’s like reading a newspaper story. There are so many times you can’t find that article so you just go through the insta stories to find what you’re looking for.