Social media to me is now both a passion (and interests) and part of work.
Over the years I've used Flickr (a crowd source platform for me to gather travel pics for my 50+1 Malaysia book). Then came blogging - a kind of social media platform too.
Next, of course the arrival of Facebook which is good cos everyone is there! (well nearly everyone I know at least).
There's YouTube too tho some what less a social platform. Owh and err.. Twitter, which I was once a lil more active.
But now, my no. 1 social media platform is non other than Instagram. The photo sharing sites that allows users to share their photos with different preset photo edit styles.
I guess the ease of photo edit makes it both fun and easy to use. Plus the fact that it's like another community out there.
While I may have friends (as in friends that I know physically) on Instagram, but it also allows me to connect to a wider group of people out there - and from the world over.
There are people who share my same interests - like in food and travel. But who lives in other countries - like in Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, USA and Europe (yeah, have a bunch full of friends from these places).
I love seeing what they do - getting a glimpse of their lives.. tho I'm still only an online buddy (and not even the more personal Facebook friend).
Owh besides that, I love the community thing on Instagram too. The Like thing is of course a big plus - otherwise it kinda beats the purpose of sharing! Haha!
As for me, I have made a point to share my photos on Instagram, at least once a day. It's just another way of documenting my life - not in words but pictures instead (call that #Instadaily).
So I share my life - like the food I eat, the cool things I experience, things that catches my eyes - all these things in my daily life. Owh plus a fair bit of camwhoring too! Well, it's a photo app anyway - so camwhoring should be a lil more legal here!
How long more will I use this app? Im not sure.. tho for now, it is still very much the in-thing. And something I'd probably hope that will continue to be around in years to come - as it's my life database!!
*Btw I still Facebook much, tho I've cut down on Twitter tremendously apart from sharing cool tech articles there. I'm also exploring Tumblr (more like getting back to it), Pinterest, and the 2 video apps - Viddy and Socialcam.
*If you are on Instagram, you can add me with my nick: quachee.