- I love how simple it is to use
- I love how good it makes my photos look
- I love how easy it is to share images across networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr)
- I love "reading" my feed of stories told through images each day
NPR is already sharing photos with Instagram that range from a Hubble telescope image, to Haitian children playing in front of latrines, to a close-up of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's husband holding her hand.
Nonprofits could use Instagram to share photos:
- from the field
- from an event, march or fundraiser
- as they build, or create something (e.g. a home, an urban garden, a mural)
- of natural places they want to preserve
- of and by the people they serve
- of and by volunteers, or donors
- of animals that need to be adopted
- of a "day in the life" of their staff, or constituents
- as a teaser to a longer story, or a video on their website
Update: The January 27th Mashable post, Instagram Introduces Hastags for Users and Brands, talks about how NPR and Charity:Water will be using hastags: "Charity: Water is asking users to share images of water in their life using #charitywater, and NPR is on the lookout for photos that capture the ideas of #love and #hate."
Update: The June 8th instagr.am post, Nonprofits on Instagram, lists a few more.
This post is a submission for the January Net2ThinkTank.
Image: Photo taken in Oakland's Redwood Regional Park made to look extra awesome with Instagram.
Thanks for your Net2 Think Tank submission, Britt! I'm really excited to share this one with the community! Instagram seems like such an easy way to tell a story in a new way.ReplyDelete
Love it! Great way to add some creativity for orgs submitting Flickr slideshows for TechSoup's Digital Storytelling Challenge, too. :) Thanks Britt!ReplyDelete
So glad you like the post, kg and Claire. I haven't been this excited about a new social media tool in awhile (:ReplyDelete
Hey Britt - the #Net2ThinkTank Round-up, including a link to your submission is posted at http://netsquared.org/blog/claire-sale/january-net2-think-tank-round-wishes-and.ReplyDelete
Also, after reading your excellent review I've now created an account - you're right it's super easy to use and looks like a great tool for the arsenal.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with us!
Hi Britt, I love your website! I featured it today on my blog: http://www.maishazjohnson.com/4/post/2011/01/friday-friends-have-fun-do-good.htmlReplyDelete
Maisha ~ Thanks so much for highlighting me!ReplyDelete
Claire ~ Did you see the Mashable post about how Instagram has added hashtags, and how charity:water & NPR are going to use them?
Just add-on with this blogReplyDelete
Check out Benefits of instagram for nonprofits