Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
(Requires iOS ‘ 3.1.2 or later)
To best describe Instagram to librarians: It’s like Twitter with pictures.
To best describe Instagram to teens: It’s an app where you can share photos with your friends and it has all these cool filters.
Instagram is a photo sharing app, self-described as’ “fast, beautiful and fun”. ‘ It has feeds like many social media sites. ‘ You take pictures, add filters, update your feed, and then look at what other people are posting. You can choose to follow other users and see their updates whenever they post a new picture. You can also easily share your Instagram photos with other sites. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Posterous, Tumblr and Foursquare are the sharing options offered.
The interface is quite clean and self-explanatory. ‘ It looks like this: