08 April 2014
Instagram is a bit of a mystery to me. I have not played around with it much even after writing about it back in 2012, Instagram -- Might we use it for genealogy? And, there are only so many hours in the day, as we often say!
I recently learned that Instagram now also supports videos. You can now upload up to 15 seconds of video.
Is this something that our genealogical community can take advantage of?
I did find where the Duke University Libraries posted Preservation Underground On Instagram about how to properly remove a book from a bookshelf.
I will say that I have been “challenged” though to figure out how, via Instagram, you can tell what is a video vs what is an image? For example, on the Duke University Libraries Instagram page, this same video is not jumping out at me?!?!
I think Instagram videos (which kind of remind me of tweets from twitter in their brevity) could be a neat way to get little bits of key information out. Sometimes, on YouTube, where we do find many many genealogically-themed videos, where people have provided more, you want less. Some topics just don’t need a lot of time to convey, whereas others do.
Are you aware of any family history oriented videos which have been posted to Instagram?
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