28 September 2012

Instagram -- Might we use it for genealogy?

More and more I keep seeing mentions of Instagram!

Are you a user?  Do you use it for anything genealogical?

This post, Using Instagram for Brands (thanks “Dear Myrtle” for mentioning on Facebook!) lays out some very common sense ways that one can use Instagram to strengthen a brand.

Well genealogy and family history societies are a “brand” and most everyone loves images!  At our genealogy society meeting the other night, we talked a bit about how in the last few years, we hardly have any photos from our meetings, etc.  Yet, almost everyone has some form of smartphone with a built in camera!  Would something like Instagram make it that much easier, not to take the picture, and to distribute it easily to the society members via Facebook?

Has your society or surname group or other genealogy/family history-related group used Instagram?  We’d love to hear about how our community is using this cutting-edge (for now) app to it’s advantage!

Editor's Note: Another related post about Instagram

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