By: Chase Silvers
Have you ever heard the phrase A picture says a thousand words? This is most definitely true on the relatively new social media application Instagram. For those of you who don’t know, Instagram is a social media picture-sharing app that allows you to share pictures and videos with those you follow on the app. People have a need to feel connected, so why not post a funny video or show off what you have in your closet with your friends? Product placement? Maybe not. Instagram is said to be the “King of social engagement” From a place of business, Instagram can give your customers a “behind the scenes” look on your special of the day or a picture to show you are hiring for a position. For the animal lovers out there, Instagram is a flashy way to show off your special friend to your other not so special friends on the Internet. I’m personally a fan of videos that show Obama covering different rap songs. I am not personally connected on Instagram because my preference is with Snapchat. I feel that you can get more engaged with people on Snapchat rather than Instagram and it has more of a personal feel because of the way you can see what other people are up to in real time. I follow multiple accounts on snapchat including Drake and DJ Khaled. Dj Khaled is listed as a must follow account on snapchat for his “keys to success”. He stresses the importance of cleanliness and his eye for the beauties of nature and also his connection to his fans. This feels more realistic coming from a place like Snapchat rather than Instagram.