"…there’s always one inherent problem: If the content is good enough for users to enjoy, why would brands need to pay for it to be injected into user streams? Following Starbucks and Nike voluntarily on Instagram generates far more good will than their content being forced on users. But perhaps Instagram needs to promote the content to a larger audience who might be more hesitant to engage with advertisers."
What say you, internet? Better or worse than Tumblr’s offerings?
So NowThisNews has an Instagram channel, and while they’ve been shooting a lot of video over this way, yesterday they posted something pretty mind-blowing. Here’s an Instagram infographic about civilian casualties in Afghanistan which is at once informative and well-produced. They’ve packed a lot into 15 seconds.
Facebook introduces 15 seconds of video on Instagram, including 13 filters. It will be available both on the web and on Android phones.
Kind of obvious this was going to happen. Vine was starting to eat away at some of Instagram’s hype.
Still boycotting Instagram for various reasons? Consider checking out Pressgram, a Kickstarter project started by developer John Saddington, a figure in the Wordpress community, which would start with an iOS app that plugs into your Wordpress account and encourages full ownership of your content. “Those are your pageviews so you should get to keep them,” Saddington argues on the Kickstarter page. The Next Web has more details on the project, which is 70 percent of the way to being fully funded with 15 days left.