By Jasmine Bar
Instagram is an online photo sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them. Users are also able to record and share short videos lasting for up to 15 seconds. The Instagram app was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010. The app rapidly gained popularity, with over 150 million active users as of 2014.
A distinctive feature of Instagram is its hashtags. A hashtag is a word or phrase prefixed with the hash symbol (#). On Instagram, pictures with the same hashtags are grouped together. When you search for the hashtag, you can view all the pictures that contain it.
A new form of social networking creativity, typically known as the “Insta days of the week” has arisen on Instagram, and it is made possible by the world of hashtagging. Each day of the week, there is a word or phrase that begins with the same letter of that day’s name. On these particular days, many photos go along with the theme of the weekly Instagram hashtag.