Instagram the largest photo community on the internet. The photo-sharing platform has been developed especially for mobile devices.
"Instagram" is a blend of instant (as the Kodak Instamatic) and telegram: The photo is shot, edited using the Instagram filters, tagged with the proper hashtags (pound key before the buzzwords) and immediately uploaded to the platform. Other Instagrammers can look at it, like and comment. The postings can be shared on other social networks. Popular themes are selfies, food, landscapes and architecture.
A selfie of Miss Israel and Miss Iraq taken in Las Vegas and posted by both contestants on Instagram has unleashed a digital diplomatic debate. Intended as a message of peace for the Middle East, it has drawn criticism.
How many times in a day do you visit Facebook, twitter, Instagram or any other social media network? In fact, social media platforms are said to have taken over our lives. And this has caught the attention of politicians who are searching for votes especially from young people who constitute a large number of social media users. DW's Isaac Mugabi speaks to Jane Nyingi.