Instagram is quickly becoming my favorite social network, and the de facto for how I wish all networks would function:
- Just a quick hit. I love that Instagram is built around a super-quick nugget of content that only takes me 3 seconds (if that) to consume. Unless I’m publishing a photo, I’m only ever in the app for a few moments during my “snacking time” between meetings & such. Every piece of content in Instagram is instantly digestible.
- Minimal alerts. No matter how many times I try to MacGuyver my Facebook settings, I still manage to get alerts when people interact with content after I have. Enough already! Thank goodness Instagram doesn’t tell me every time some turd with too much time on their hands makes another lame comment about your requisite food or cliche sunset pics.
- Seamless integration & control. As we all well know, Instagram connects with the social networks that matter and gives you complete control over what you push where. And you always know what your Instagram content will look like in these other channels.
Oh and, by the way, have you checked out Statigram yet? It’s a web-based viewer for any Instagram account, as well as a high-level reporting tool. It’s a pretty nice site to satiate my nerdy curiosity until Instagram develops a dashboard/insights console (if they do at all).
Anyway, in commemoration of my new favorite social media darling, I’ve compiled a list of 9 Instagrammers that I think are unusual and intriguing to follow.
@tonydetroit. Snappin’ pics of all things Detroit. They’re simply stunning.
@oscarprgirl. Behind-the-scenes at Oscar de la Renta. I love that we get a peek at this real girl behind a high-end brand.
@fatmumslim. Beautiful content. Organizer of the monthly #photoaday challenges. Which are totally addicting.
@refinery29. Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at photo shoots & events. Plus, they run contests quite frequently. Bonus!
@foodporno. C’mon, who doesn’t love photos of food?! I get a lot of my cooking inspiration from this account.
@614magazine. Yes, I am completely biased since this is a Cbus-based pub, but they do an excellent job of showcasing & curating content that brings our city to life. I especially love the #AsSeenInColumbus campaign - great way to get the whole community behind a visual documentation of the city.
@newyorkcity. One of the best cities in the world + breathtaking pics = one of the most followed accounts on Instagram.
@metric_band. Life on the road with an indie band. Tres glamorous.
@charitywater. Follow this organization’s efforts to bring clean, safe drinking water to developing nations. Amazing stuff.
Who are some of your favorite Instagrammers?