instagram-_iphoneInstagram is one of the most rapidly growing social networks out there right now.  Comprised entirely of pictures, Instagram is a great way to build pride in your institution and share interesting moments.  It also highlights the need to continuously be taking pictures of and documenting your events and life at the school.  Don’t think it’s just a one-way street, either.  Search common hashtags for your campus and like the pictures of your students too.  You can also run contests with hashtags that help you find, curate and use user-generated photos.

A secret tip.  Not all schools on Instagram take the pictures with a phone.  Some use the services of their professional photographers with dedicated professional cameras and then upload their pictures.

5 tips to help you get the most from Instagram:

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Then there’s this infographic from The Main Street Analyst:infographic_instagram_