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 cyclist battling cancer had to halt a ride from Germany to India after being mugged in Iran. His story sparked mass support from Iranian social media users. "I've become a local legend without wanting to," he told DW.
From beer to cameras and cars - many South Koreans angered by a trade spat with Tokyo boycott Japanese products. On instagram many show signs that say: "I won't go to Japan, I will not buy Japanese products". And many store owners are taking Japenese products off their shelves in a surge of patriotism.