Today’s biggest social networking dilemma “Do I mobile upload this picture to Facebook or do I Instagram it?”
Although sometimes these sites feel virtually the same, there is still a difference in where and why you post your photos. Scan through the slideshow below and discover why I uploaded the photo, what site I uploaded to, and some tips for your future photos.
Upload to: Instagram Why: Because of the quality of the photo, it needs to be shared with the world. More likely to find more popularity on Instagram is the reason why this photo will go there.
Upload to : Facebook Why: I already got a great picture of Florence alone. This one ads in the personal aspect taken for Facebook. And now make your Facebook friends jealous of what you’re doing 🙂
Upload to: Instagram Why: Pictures of puppies are often seen and are very popular on Instagram. We usually can’t make our puppies look that cute on purpose. Pictures caught instantaneously is the purpose of INSTAgram. Accompany your animal picture with #puppy and see the likes flood in!
Upload to: Facebook Why: This photo was taken on the fly. There was no purpose and nothing a filter could enhance. Just two friends having fun, send it to Facebook
Upload to : Facebook Why: Although this breaks my personal rule of no food pictures on Facebook, this pictures makes the cut. This is perfectly staged for our Facebook friends to see.
Upload to: Instagram Why: Scenic shots are perfect for Instagram. Especially with this photo because you can enhance the beautiful view with a bright filter that will bring down the shadows on the right.
Upload to: Facebook Why: I chose Facebook for two reasons. The first was because the dimensions of Instagram would have cut off important parts of the picture. The other reason is because I wanted to share this with more of my Facebook friends then my random Instagram followers.
Upload to: Facebook Why: Food. You are about to eat it, you want to share it on the #foodstagram page and attract those hungry followers.
Upload to: Facebook Why: This photo was taken at a friend’s birthday party On Facebook there is a feature where you can save photos. On Instagram the only way to save other people’s photos is to screenshot the it. This is a photo that should readily available to save.
Upload to: Instagram Why: Popular tourist spots, like this one at Disneyland, don’t need to be put on Facebook. If the location is common enough, just a check-in would suffice. Show the Instagram world something they might not find as common as the Facebook world does. Bonus for this photo: bump the contract, you won’t regret it.
Just remember these 3 easy tips when posting pictures:
- If the picture is nature, a sunset, animals, or food – Instagram
- If the picture is of you and your friends – Facebook
- If the picture is a selfie (a picture taken by yourself of yourself) – Pick the site you haven’t posted on in a while, both sites accept an occasional selfie