|Username: streutertech on Instagram. Come find us!|
So, by now, you've likely heard of Instagram, right? But, do you know how to use it or what it's for? It's a photo sharing social network, where you can share your life, your art, your kids, your dog, your food, and whatever else floats your boat (yeah, you can share your boat, too!) in photos. Not only does Instagram let you take photos with your fancy phone, but it lets you add funky filters to your sweet photos so you can make them look decades old! Talk about technology moving forward, huh?
|Photo of my garden from the 70s? Well, the filter and prayer flags certainly|
help make it look like it!
|Putting together more color samples, so I can decide which frits|
I want to use in my #fused #glass #mosaic
|After you take or select a photo, this is the|
screen that you'll see in Instagram.
|Insta-faux-tack fuse on the #lotus #fused #glass sconce-to-be using No Days ThinFuse|
Mmm-kay...so you're posting photos of what you're doing. Now, how do you find other people with your interests to follow? The search function allows you to search usernames (good if you know who you're looking for) and hastags...umm...what? Yeah, that's what I thought a few years ago when husband was trying to explain "The Twitter" to me. Hashtags are how you categorize your photos with keywords for people to find. A hashtag is preceded by the pound sign (#).
|Are you having a productive day? I'm finishing up UFOs|
(unfinished objects) #mosaic #flower #dichroic
So, for example, while working on a birdbath project a few weeks ago using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive, I posted the following pictures. (Honestly, I posted 17 pictures of the whole process!) Instead of just hash-tagging the heck out of the photo, I told folks what I was up to and added the hashtags at the end.
|Time to call it a day. The sunlight's disappearing. |
#groutless #mosaic #hypertufa #birdbath experiment
|Today's rainy day #mosaic project ~ |
modified the pattern on my #lotus #mandala to make cutting easier.
But, I can't resist the urge to cut more tiny pieces!
|Cute little fused glass monster from glassidesign |
that showed up in my newsfeed.
Above is a photo that got some lovin'! First, you can see all the likes next to the little heart under the photo. Then, you'll see the conversation bubble below. My comment comes first. Then, if other people comment, the comments show up next. I get notifications whenever anybody comments, but unlike other social networks, other people don't get notified if I comment back. So to talk to other people that have commented, I need to make sure to @ them. If I start to type the @ sign, then instagram will automatically pop up a list of folks I can interact with. I'm pretty sure I can only interact with folks that follow me, or I follow, or if they've commented. Pretty sure.
So, that's the lowdown on Instagram. Get it now? Get out there and take some photos! Hashtag 'em up! Make some new friends! Oh, and find streutertech on Instagram so we can interact, too :)