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Is Instagram more than just self-portraits and pictures of food?

Is Instagram more than just self-portraits and pictures of food? | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it

"The wildly popular photo-sharing application Instagram is used by millions of people around the world. Nevertheless, the social media phenomenon is often dismissed as a trivial pastime.

 

Interestingly, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is now claiming that quite a lot of effort often goes into a picture before it is shared.

 

To be sure, the study investigated how visitors at the Gothenburg Museumof Natural History used their cellphones during a visit. Through ethnographic field studies the researchers examined how visitors documented and shared their experiences."

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Museums on Instagram

Museums on Instagram | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it
Museums on Instagram Don’t you just hate when you go to a museum and you try to take mobile photos of the incredible architecture, or a beautiful new installation (without flash, of course), and you...
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Instagram for museums | MuseumNext

Instagram for museums | MuseumNext | Museums and Digital Media | Scoop.it

"I feel that Instagram can offer museums a great platform to connect with the public, afterall museums are visual places and this makes it easy to capture and share pictures of events, objects and exhibitions in seconds."

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