08 April 2014

Instagram Video -- like the tweets of twitter -- brief!

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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