A good part of technology companies efforts dealing with data and content uploaded by users, especially social networks, seeking ways to turn all this volume of information on new features for those same users. And usually these initiatives focus on news and information in real time. No wonder that Google launched a new service for journalists better utilize its services and data.
Now is the turn of Instagram announce its new approach to become a source of news and information of interest to users. With social networking photographs, people can go after what happens at the exact moment and to experience the event through their smartphones.
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Today’s announcement shows that more than 300 million users of Instagram attend events and send real-time images to the application. Are 70 million photos and videos posted every day and users spend over 20 minutes per day on the site, on average. So why not take it more interesting way? According to the CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom, that’s what they did.
People are hungry for what happens right now in the world. All of us in social media and traditional media compete for the same thing, which is the gap between something happening in the world and what you know about it
A new tab called Explore , in Instagram, now allows users to view images that capture a specific place and adds a more powerful search engine that allows find photos by people, hashtags and locations.
This will help you find, for example, shows, sporting events, events such as natural disasters that require alerts to the population, all in real time with the help of users.
I’m not there, but I can actually experience (these events), through a lot of cell phones that are in the audience […] So if you are a journalist and want to see live pictures of what is happening anywhere our system, you can simply enter the location.
Source : instagram