Instagram and Photo Journalism

Instagram & Photo Journalism.

Social media is one of the most current and dynamic developments in education. In general, the field of economics has lagged behind other disciplines in incorporating technologies in the classroom. The rise of instagram gave birth to another field of journalism , commonly known as Photo Journalism.

Instagram launched in 2010 , was founded by  Kevin Systrom and Michel Krieger, At the time it was to almost to a very little notice . Instagram had to compete another app of its kind “Hipstamatic”. At the time Hipstamatic enjoyed a particular popularity , but after a short span of time Instagram attracted nearly a million user . Fast forwarding to 2012 , Instagram managed to boast a good 80 million users. The app is available on Android and iOS both. On 9 April 2012 , the 13 person setup was acquired by Facebook for a whopping 7.3 Million Dollars.

Basically, the app is more than just a photo filter app. It’s goal, as defined by Systrom and Krieger, was to make mobile phone photography fast, simple and beautiful. “When we sat down to start designing our product, we looked at digital photos and realized very few exciting things had happened in the last five years,” they wrote in a blog post in late 2010. Systrom and Krieger set out to change that. For example, mobile phone users found that even though the megapixel count on their devices kept going up, most of their images lacked a specific “mood and tone”. Entering a Instagram filter nearly provided a solution . The developers also found out that the people didn’t always necessarily knew how to get their images to their friends from their phone. “Some of your friends want to follow your every update in life; others like seeing some occasional posts on Facebook,” they said. “We made it super-simple to share photos, not only with your followers in the Instagram community, but with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr, all with a tap of the switch.” Systrom and Krieger also made sure the “uploading, sharing and viewing experiences” would be “as smooth and speedy as possible”. You can download instagram videos from their profiles as well.

The mentioned features skyrocketed Instagram’s popularity attracting many of the major celebrities namely Barack Obama, Jamie Oliver, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Alba, Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey, who now have hundreds of thousands of followers, if not more – Obama has 1.2 million while Bieber has 2.8 million.

But one household name was quick to realize Instagram’s full potential. A few weeks after its launch, Instagram signed its first major brand partnership with National Geographic. When the deal was first announced, the goal was for National Geographic to share photo tips and offer photography challenges to its followers. But in recent months, it has become an integral part of the magazine’s operations, with professional photographers taking over NatGeo’s feed of images, reporting instantly from their travels and photo shoots. As a result, a number of renowned photographers have created their own accounts and are now building their own following of dedicated photography enthusiasts. “I must say, it was my 14-year-old daughter who got me hooked and showed me how to use it.”

The point here is that Photo Journalism has completely revolutionized the use of Instagram . It has proved as a solid platform for marketing.

ipanema beach


Brazil is South America’s largest nation. They own the FIFA world cup champions’ title for five times. Their soccer team is the most decorated national team. Who is there who does not want to travel to this so varied a place? Its jungles, forests, rivers, mountains beaches and two world’s largest and busiest cities namely Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are worth attracting the people from all over the world.

Every one seeing the scenic landscape beauty of Brazil on social media in in fascination to be there for vacation. Through social media one can find Brazil travel ideas by communicating to the Brazilian tourist industry. This industry is totally about country’s spectacular waterfalls, natural beauty spots lakes and rivers etc. One can find guide to carnivals and fiestas which it is famous for.

Through social media one can find ideas to get started on planning their vacation to spend on Ipanema beach in Rio. Stretches of the sand attracts crowds which is divided into many sections like postos, stretches etc. You can learn ideas as a guide if you are interested in boat tours in diverse ecosystem out there in amazon rainforest as you can find there almost four million plants and animal species.

Before visiting Brazil it is also necessary to keep in mind certain no-nos which are socially unacceptable there on equal footings as there are certain must dos there. This helps travelers to avoid any mishaps there. These you can also find on social media by interacting with peoples out there as Brazilians are generally friendly beings.

You can also find that Brazilians ion twitter too. There is a website known as providing twitter followers. You can buy them and screen out the brazil ones too. From there you would know how they are carnivores and their beef is famous all over the world. So you can enjoy cow-foot soups or barbecued chicken hearts and if you have not developed such tastes for such foods then try to avoid expressing disgust for their traditional eats.

Avoid criticizing the corruption and social injustices there in spite of the fact that they themselves are rotten to their roots with this deadly fact of their society. Try to praise their charms to win their hearts than to buy their wrath by looking down upon them. In Brazil many famous cities like Rio Janeiro and Sao Paulo have very high crime rates.

One can easily become the victim to thieves there. If you really don’t want to make thieves and pick pockets happy don’t carry expensive phones, watches etc. Keep your cameras hidden and save your photos on daily basis to avoid complaining about losing your memories precious to you after meeting any such mishap.

You can hand over an inexpensive phone to these thieves in order to avoid becoming a victim to such thieves. Keep your passport and credit cards in your lodgings to make your return surely possible.  This way Social media is guiding its followers to travel and how to act in Brazil and it is this social media which has run its popularity as a top most destination to travel to.


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