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Social Media for Writers by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris

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Chapter 9

Instagram

Adding Photography to Your Arsenal

Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ all offer the ability to post photos along with your updates, and this is an option that authors take advantage of. In the past two years or so, you might have noticed that your social networks—particularly in their mobile versions—have been offering a variety of filters for your photographs. One filter makes your photo appear as if it were taken in the nineteenth century while another gives it the look of a Polaroid One-Step.

These creative options for photographs came about because of an unassuming app that took images from a smartphone’s camera and allowed the user to give them a nostalgic look. Launched in October 2010 and now sporting a membership of 150 ...

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