lunes, 16 de marzo de 2015

INSTAGRAM, THE PHOTO APP / Instagram, la aplicación de fotos.

Hi my dear friends, today we'll look at an app, a very famous  photo app : "INSTAGRAM" , its origins and curiosities.

Hola mis queridos amigos, hoy hablaremos de una aplicación, una aplicación  fotográfica muy famosa : "INSTAGRAM", sus orígenes y curiosidades.

From Speak Up magazine


Instagram is an "app".  App is the abbreviation for the word application.  An application is a programme which you can install onto your smartphone.  Instagram is a programme which permits you to take pictures, apply some special effects to them, share them with the other Instagram users and receive somments on them.

Instagram is also a social network, like Facebook or Twiter.  You can have friends, you can follow people, and people can follow you.


Instagram was originally for Apple phones and devices such as iPods and iPads, but it is now possible to have this programme on Android phones, too.  There are Terms of Use that users must follow.  For example:  You must be 13 years old or older.  You can't post nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos.  You must be responsible for your own account and all its activity.


Instagram development began when Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger started working on a project on mobile photography.  In January 2011, Instagram added hashtags to help users discover pictures they could find interesting, and discover other users with similar tastes and insterests.  In February 2011, Instagram's value was $25 million.


In April 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion.  In contrast to many other programmes and social networks, Instagram does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video or any other materials that users post.


Liz Eswein studied media, culture and communication at New York University.  She has over 400,000 followers, more than Lady Gaga or Madonna.  Her address is simply @newyorkcity.  She documents iconic scenes in New York.

Anthony Danielle, or @takinyerphoto on Instagram, is very popular for taking pictures of fashionably conscious New Yorkers.  He is now considered one of the "15 Stylish People to Follow on Instagram"  by Complex Magazine and has had photos featured in the Huffington Post and


-TO TAKE A PICTURE: sacar una foto.
-TO APPLY: aplicar.
-TO SHARE: compartir.
-TO FOLLOW: seguir.
-DEVICE: aparato.
-SUCH AS:  tal como.
-SUGGESTIVE:  insinuante.
-HASHTAG:  almohadilla.
-TO CLAIM: reclamar.
-FASHIONABLY CONSCIOUS: personas que van a la última moda.



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