Technically speaking, Instagram is a social networking digital platform used for sharing photos and videos with people; but it is more than just that.
Instagram is a medium that helps you effectively express your views and opinions, make a difference in other people’s lives and engage you, and your audience, in subjects of shared interests.
Digital platforms like Instagram help beat ‘after retirement’ loneliness and boredom and can significantly alleviate QOL (Quality of Life). A study by the University of Exeter revealed that grandparents who use social media were much more confident of themselves with:
YOU can embrace the new world of social media too but the only impediment between you and your digital liberation is the fear of the unknown.
It’s easier than you think. Log on to the net and explore, there are a lot of tutorials about how you can use social media effectively.
Patsy, dynamite of an 85-year-old is blowing up the internet with her spirited and inspiring Instagram posts. She has 87K followers since the time she started two years ago. She also happens to be a breast cancer survivor – now inspiring others.
A 75-year-old south Korean grandfather, Chan Jae has also taken social media by storm. Originally meant for his grandsons who don’t live with him anymore; his drawings and stories soon became a rage with the masses. He has a whopping 347k followers.
While we extol the virtues of being on social media, it is imperative that we also follow the basic social media etiquettes for effortless social encounters
With a happy, balanced approach, this passage to the new world may help you discover not just a new way of life, but also yourself.
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