Facebook Acquires Instagram for $1 Billion…Dr. Evil Laughs

If you haven’t heard, according to a post on IncrediTools.com, Facebook just acquired Instagram for $1 billion and so I had to share this image. It was a very shocking move and created quite an uproar on Twitter but Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook may have just made one of their biggest moves.

Instagram had just finally released the Android version of their app and created quite a buzz. Millions and millions of people have bought in to this new photo sharing network and it only seems to be getting bigger…especially after the long awaited Android release.

It will be interesting to see how and if Facebook integrates this with their social platform and if it results in a huge makeover for Facebook photos. What do you think about this move and how it will affect both Facebook and Instagram?

Either way, Instagram is being used by millions of people everyday to take random pictures of their food, their families and the cool places they visit. So how can you take advantage of this visual boom and best use it for your personal branding? Make it Personal Not Boring Although I usually advise you to use social media and other tools to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry, mybloggerclub.com I prefer using Instagram for a more fun and easy-going purpose. This is the best way. There is more to a person than what they do and where they work, and Instagram is a great tool to use to help demonstrate that. It’s true that nobody on Twitter really cares what you ate for dinner but it’s surprisingly more appealing when you present it in a visual form. That’s the beauty of Instagram. You can take the most casual and regular pictures, yet somehow make them look so much cooler! But let me get back to the point, Instagram is a great way to show the other, non-work side of your personality. Show off the amazing people in your life, the cool places you get to visit, the yummy food and drinks you take down, and all the other cool things that make you who you are. “Instagram your life, not your resume” [Click to Tweet] Work Life Comes Second There are going to be images and pictures that you take that involve your professional life, such as photos from work events or fun with coworkers but your focus should not be on revolving your Instagram strategy around your professional life. It should be a free flowing story of the path your life takes and the random yet cool things you see along the way…yes, it should be that cheesy.

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