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Instagram lets you take photos with your smartphone, edit them with a variety of easy-to-use filters and share them with followers using hashtags, in a manner similar to that of Twitter. Hashtags are what allow you to tag and direct your posts to other users looking for that content. Photo-based social media has become increasingly popular, and much of science can lend itself to a medium that makes use of beautiful and striking images. And be mindful of your purpose and direction: Make sure there’s a theme for your images. Think about who you are trying to reach with your images.
Instagram moves quicker than other platforms like Facebook or Tumblr but slower than Twitter and is entirely picture or video-based.
Use Instagram if you want to invest between five to 10 minutes per day and share images of daily life in the field, classroom or laboratory with an audience that appreciates photography.
Consider using a different social media channel if you want to react to events more immediately with or without photos, such as Twitter. If you want a slower-paced platform, try Tumblr. Or, if you want to share longer content at a slower pace, check out Facebook.
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