I am always look for ways to save time in my social media marketing.
We have to be careful not to waste time being “busy”.
Next thing we know we’ve wasted hours on social media and gotten no work done!
Here is a great tool to save time photo sharing by allowing you to upload photos to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous, and Foursquare all at once!
This tool is called Instagr.am.
Instagram is an application for your iPhone or iPad that allows you to take photos, add filters to them, and share them with social media sites. You can also network with your friends, see their photo streams, like photos, comment, etc.
Here are some uses for Instagram:
- First, it allows me to perform cool effects with my photos and add stylizations to them that make them look like old photos or black and white or whatever.
- Second it allows me to automatically post them to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, and Posterous.
- Third it allows me to network with my friends, I can update them that I just posted new photos. I can see their photos. I can see other people they follow to find new friends, etc. (Basically a social network based around photos.)
For me I’m not looking to join another social site. I’ve got enough.
I do however want to be able to share photos with multiple social sites.
Primarily I want to share photos easily with Twitter and Facebook.
When I’m out and about I want to post photos to both Twitter and Facebook. If I can use one tool to post to both I’ve saved several minutes of time.
Since I can add in other social media sites like Flickr or Tumblr, why not add them too! Even though I’m not primarily using those services, I do have accounts there. Any social media tool that allows me to cross post to multiple social sites is allowing me to be more effective in my social media marketing!
Best of all Instagram is free. There are some paid applications out there but the basic Instagram application is free to use!
Have you used Instagr.am yet?
What do you think?
Does saving time photo sharing mean anything to you?
- Ben Fitts
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