Instagram is an online photo sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Facebook, Twitter and Tubblr.
I think this is my favorite new media site as photographs would be my biggest interest when browsing the likes of Facebook. Instagram is a forum for people who are more specific about their photos and edit and alter them one at a time to produce a new piece of work. It is a platform where people add a small amount of interesting photos rather than albums of standard images.
I love how simple the software is to use and how easy it is to view my friends photos and my own. I can see myself taking a lot more photos and spending a lot more time on my smartphone editing pictures for my friends to see and comment on.
I see Instagram as a strong competitor to Facebook in terms of time people spend on social media. It is a more creative platform for people with a sense of exclusivity as the software is only available for smartphones.
The only negative I can see so far is the limited amount of altering and editing available. There does not seem to be space to import my own digital filters, add text or merge/crop images. This may be intentional to produce an Instargram identity to people photos and encourage my users to join. But so far I am content with the software and look forward to using it much more.