Instagram has clearly taken the world by storm. And with all the heat Facebook has been getting lately, some could argue it’s the most favoured form of social media right now. This fast, beautifully filtered, easy way to share your life with family and friends – or build fame from absolute obscurity – is fun, terribly addictive and it’s also a great way to get creative with others – even though the majority of your scrolling is done at home on your couch! One of our favourite things about Instagram is the promotion of creativity.
It can make even the most trigger challenged seem like expert photographers. Since Instagram began people have shared photos together, whether it’s a shot of two lovebirds at their anniversary dinner or a group of friends trying to squeeze 20 people into one selfie. gatherings over Instagram have become so popular they’ve acquired a name, Instameets; people coming together to connect, explore and celebrate their creativity.
Instameets are designed for one purpose; to create a more personal connection in the ever-growing impersonal social media world. The way it works is Instagrammers either find a meet-up in their city or create their own, then spread the word through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to get as many Instagrammers as they can to join in.
The group then picks a photogenic place to meet and use a unique hashtag to show the Instagram world the amazing images the group create together. as there’s a world record for just about everything, the current world record for an Instameet is held by the Californian Instagram group @IgersSanDiego, where the group organised a meeting of 451 people to snap haute as Ever, an annual event focused on fashion held at the Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego (#hauteasEver13). On October 4, Queensland plans on smashing this record.
By inviting six leading Australian Instagrammers, four international ‘grammers and more than 1,000 members of the general public to meet over 1.8 million square kilometres and through 1,000 mobile phones with four million combined followers, using one muse - Queensland. #thisisqueensland will prompt a flurry of photographic action as Instagrammers snap pictures simultaneously across Queensland.
Find out how to be part of this record-breaking attempt here
Save the date, October 4, 2014 #thisisqueensland @queensland