jonathantcoleman:

Cloudy out, but an Instagram filter warms this shot right up #photoshopwannabe #nyc #5thave #downtownmanhattan #sunless

jonathantcoleman:

Cloudy out, but an Instagram filter warms this shot right up #photoshopwannabe #nyc #5thave #downtownmanhattan #sunless

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Finally it’s available for Android! I noticed that it doesn’t seem to be listed when you search it in the Google Play store, but I tracked it down and you can click this link that goes to the Google Play download page to install the app.

Instagram for Android Now Available for DownloadSince Instagram’s iPhone app hit the App Store in October 2010, Android users have been patiently — and in some cases, not so patiently — awaiting a version for their phones. That day has finally come: Instagram for Android is now available for free download over at Google Play, Google’s store …

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Another Business Use For Instagram: Vitrue Integrates Photos With Brands’ Facebook Campaigns

Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, earlier this week spelled out a few ways that Instragram might, one day, make revenue through marketing and advertising around its photo-taking, filtering and sharing service, which now has 27 million registered users. But for now, another company is using some of the big buzz around the mobile startup for its own business gain:
Vitrue has launched an Instagram “tab module” for brands to use on their Facebook pages, using Instagram’s API to automatically import a selection of pictures based around a specific tag and create albums. The social media marketing company claims that this is an industry first. Perhaps more importantly, it is also a sign of how marketeers are trying to incorporate more visual elements into their Facebook campaigns to make them more engaging with users.
The albums work much like the Instagram albums that may already appear in your own personal timeline if you happen to post pictures to Facebook: users will be able to like, comment on and share the pictures with their friends. Vitrue says it is also going to incorporate a voting element into the mix as well, which will let brands run contests around the Instagram content.
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Another Business Use For Instagram: Vitrue Integrates Photos With Brands’ Facebook Campaigns

Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, earlier this week spelled out a few ways that Instragram might, one day, make revenue through marketing and advertising around its photo-taking, filtering and sharing service, which now has 27 million registered users. But for now, another company is using some of the big buzz around the mobile startup for its own business gain:

Vitrue has launched an Instagram “tab module” for brands to use on their Facebook pages, using Instagram’s API to automatically import a selection of pictures based around a specific tag and create albums. The social media marketing company claims that this is an industry first. Perhaps more importantly, it is also a sign of how marketeers are trying to incorporate more visual elements into their Facebook campaigns to make them more engaging with users.

The albums work much like the Instagram albums that may already appear in your own personal timeline if you happen to post pictures to Facebook: users will be able to like, comment on and share the pictures with their friends. Vitrue says it is also going to incorporate a voting element into the mix as well, which will let brands run contests around the Instagram content.

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Why Instagrams Are The New Polaroids

Today’s social networked world is about ephemeral imagery. Facebook asks users to document their lives on Timeline, and Flickr offers users a way to print photos. Yet there’s something that happens to a photo after it has been exposed to a social media audience - it has been seen by others. Its secretive nature is lost. We communicate with one another using visual imagery, not just voice and text. In some ways, it feels more natural - especially for the visually inclined - to communicate in this way. Photo inboxes are in our future.
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Why Instagrams Are The New Polaroids

Today’s social networked world is about ephemeral imagery. Facebook asks users to document their lives on Timeline, and Flickr offers users a way to print photos. Yet there’s something that happens to a photo after it has been exposed to a social media audience - it has been seen by others. Its secretive nature is lost. We communicate with one another using visual imagery, not just voice and text. In some ways, it feels more natural - especially for the visually inclined - to communicate in this way. Photo inboxes are in our future.

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Hipstamtic To Partner With Instagram

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Hipstamatic is set to unveil a partnership with Instagram that allows photos taken on the camera app, which enables users to snap professional-looking pictures with stylized films and vintage-era lenses, to be ported directly into Instagram’s network with just one click. It represents the first time Instagram has opened up this platform API to third parties, and marks a move toward letting photos freely flow into Instagram’s network from outside sources.

“When we launched, it was all about Facebook and Flickr and Twitter, and now we’re seeing a huge shift in our user base toward Instagram,” says Hipstamatic cofounder and CEO Lucas Buick. “We’ve never been a social networking company, but we clearly benefit from social networks. So this will be the first app outside of Instagram that lets you into their network. That’s pretty cool for us.”

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Advertising platform connects brands with influential Instagram users

Instagrid Network gives Instagram users a way to monetize their creations, while giving brands a way to connect with key users and leverage the popular platform.
It’s only natural that the content-producing masses like to be paid for what they create. That’s why we’ve seen monetization platforms including Brandfame for YouTube content, for instance, or Kiosked and GapAd for bloggers. Next up? Instagrid Network, an advertising platform that connects brands with influential Instagram users.
With more than 25 million users, Instagram is currently the fastest growing mobile social network, Instagrid says. Now the Californian company aims to give those users a way to monetize their creations while giving brands a way to connect with key users and leverage the popular platform. Influential members of the social network can get paid by brands for posting photos or using particular hashtags, for example, or they can be hired to photograph events. Users decide which brands they’re willing to work with and which projects to take on, and they always maintain creative control of their personal account. Brands, meanwhile, can pay top Instagramers to share photographs of their products or invite guest photographers to curate or manage their feed. Ultimately, the service aims to help brands grow their following and establish themselves within the mobile community.
Instagrid has already worked with brands including Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, and Vizio, it says. Time to set up something similar on a regional or niche basis?
Website: www.instagridnetwork.comContact: hello@instagrid.me
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Advertising platform connects brands with influential Instagram users

Instagrid Network gives Instagram users a way to monetize their creations, while giving brands a way to connect with key users and leverage the popular platform.

It’s only natural that the content-producing masses like to be paid for what they create. That’s why we’ve seen monetization platforms including Brandfame for YouTube content, for instance, or Kiosked and GapAd for bloggers. Next up? Instagrid Network, an advertising platform that connects brands with influential Instagram users.

With more than 25 million users, Instagram is currently the fastest growing mobile social network, Instagrid says. Now the Californian company aims to give those users a way to monetize their creations while giving brands a way to connect with key users and leverage the popular platform. Influential members of the social network can get paid by brands for posting photos or using particular hashtags, for example, or they can be hired to photograph events. Users decide which brands they’re willing to work with and which projects to take on, and they always maintain creative control of their personal account. Brands, meanwhile, can pay top Instagramers to share photographs of their products or invite guest photographers to curate or manage their feed. Ultimately, the service aims to help brands grow their following and establish themselves within the mobile community.

Instagrid has already worked with brands including Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, and Vizio, it says. Time to set up something similar on a regional or niche basis?

Website: www.instagridnetwork.com
Contact: hello@instagrid.me

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Finally, an Android version is coming and Instagram says, “in some ways it’s better than our iOS app.”

Sincerely Rolls Out Postagram In Europe In Time For Spring Break

The craze of printing Instagram and Facebook photos is slowly but surely hitting Europe. Roughly a month ago, Nantes-based DarQRoom became one of the first European companies to offer high-quality Instagram printing. Prior to that, local Instagram printing services were somewhat limited to London’s StickyGram, which transforms photos into magnets.

Today, it’s Sincerely’s Postagram that is launching its service on this side of the Atlantic, allowing users to send physical postcards made on iPhone and Android devices to addresses in Europe. And just in time for Spring Break.

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Love both Instagram and Pinterest?

A lot of people love both Instagram for bringing out the inner photographer in them and Pinterest for pinning things like a digital scrapbook. Do you wish there was a way to merge the two so that you can have Pinterest’s layout, but only with your Instagram photos? Now that can be possible with Pingram.

Pingram is basically a mash up of the two. While I know some people who think it’s pointless and not useful, other may prefer it.

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