Instagram Stories

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If you are a fan of Snapchat Stories, then you will probably like Instagram Stories just as much (or maybe more).  The concept has been recently launched, and it pretty much mimics how things work on Snapchat.  You can post 10 second videos or post photos, the content is gone after 24 hours, you can add text, you can add filters, you can draw with a colored marker, and you can see who viewed your stories – but not who took a screenshot of them.  Unlike Snapchat, there are no geofilters or facial-mapping.  I don’t know how many Instagram Stories I will be posting, but you can follow me (@earthrobert on Instagram).  I totally enjoy the stories that are being posted daily by the accounts that I follow.  I am addicted to Instagram, and I may need to seek professional help at some point.  🙂

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Why Snapchat

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I just started exploring Snapchat this weekend.  If all those people are using it, there must be something there.  Pretty simple, right?  Just send a photo or video to your friend, and they can see it and then it goes away.  But that is not the cool part – more instructions here.  The “Story” is where it’s at for me.  You broadcast a snap to all of your followers, and it can be viewed multiple times for 24 hours.  Add more snaps, and soon you have a running story on how your day went.  Take for example the story from “EverestNoFilter”.  Two mountain climbers who are snapping their way to the summit of Everest.  How awesome!  If you hustle over there you can view their snaps from the last 24 hours.  Enjoy!

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