Understanding Instagram as an Effective Tool for Political Campaigns and Advocacies

Instagram for waging political agendas and advocacies? Yes, why not? After all, the latest smartphone usage statistics show that more than five billion people across the globe own at least one mobile device, of which 2.71 billion use a smartphone. Instagram has been picking up traction as one of the leading social media sites as of October 2019, now with a showing of 1,000,000 active users.

Facebook and YouTube of course are still in the lead, with 2,414,000 and 2,000,000 respectively, to show as active users. This indicates that Instagram is already in the halfway mark, while moving forward in a world in which two-thirds (⅔) of the people connect and communicate by way of mobile devices.

What is Instagram Anyway and What Makes its Platform Different?

Instagram is basically a social networking site devoted for sharing photos and videos taken with smartphones and other mobile devices. That being the case, Instagram is first and foremost a mobile app that has become a handy tool for those who have a penchant for taking and sharing photos at other social media platforms.

The app is optimized for social networking because photo and video shots taken using the app, automatically appears in one’s Instagram (IG) account and will appear as a news feed. Denoting that IG photos will be visible to other app users, allowing discovery and appreciation among users with similar interests.

Just like in other social media sites, interaction can be carried by liking, commenting or even by private messaging and the best way to become very visible is by following and getting followed.

Benefits of Using Instagram for Your Campaigns

Another great thing about using the Instagram app as a campaign tool and platform is that you can configure the app to automatically share your IG posts in other social networking accounts like Facebook, Flicker, Twitter or Tumbler. Just make sure you highlight the relevant photos you want to share externally, as doing so automates the process.

In the same way, if there are photos appearing on Facebook and Twitter that you want to share with your Instagram followers, the app allows you to import and display them in your IG account.

Since the Instagram app optimizes photo sharing, it comes equipped with 23 filters to apply when looking to enhance your images and videos. Through the Edit option, impromptu selfie photos can be improved by adjusting brightness, contrast, and even structure. Video editing options, on the other hand, include trimming and selection of a cover frame. You can even add stories to your campaign photos and videos to further pique the interest of potential voters or advocacy supporters.

Follower numbers are important especially if you want your campaign images to become more visible to other Instagram users. Understand that posts appearing in your newsfeed depends on matters that interest you, the timeliness of the posts and your follower- relationship with the IG user-sharer.

Still, IG posts appear as newsfeeds in the order by which they are ranked. Feed ranking depends on the frequency and usage of the photo-sharing tools and the number of followers interested in getting constant feeds about your Instagram posts.

If you are new to Instagram and want a jumpstart on getting your Instagram account at the top of the newsfeed ranking, consider seeking assistance from professional social marketers.

Woogram, a Dutch company focused on providing social marketing services that enable Instagram users to gain more followers or meer volgers, also furnishes clients with a personal assistant who will do the liking, sharing and following on your behalf. That way, you can simply devote your time to taking care of business, as the personal assistant will do everything necessary to make your Instagram posts work for your cause.

The Future of Politics in the Hands of the Young Generation

It must be admitted that politics in many parts of the world is still dirty, full of scenarios and falsehoods.

The political process is no longer focused on the realization of people’s welfare, it still depends on the various interests of those who are dominantly involved in politics. This can be seen by the increasing existence of corruption cases among politicians and state apparatus.

Watch the news, even those that had been uploaded on YouTube (YouTube views kaufen) alone shows dirty politics rivaled by different political parties who try to put the other down. People in politics tend to have forgotten that they are there for the people and not for power and dominance.

Corrupt Political System

The lively rat tie that roamed the cycle of bureaucracy and government of many nations makes a huge impact on the global economy. It is a sad reality that there are many people sitting in the government who are entangled in corruption. It is ironic, but it is a bitter truth that we must know.

Larry Diamond said that “the difficulties experienced by many new democracies show that forming a democratic state is an easy thing, while what is often more difficult is the task of maintaining it, consolidate it, as well as provide vitality and meaning to it. The problem is when energy power is used up only to build and concentrate domination, not to serve the people. “

This statement strongly reminds us that the energy of politicians and state officials is drained for their own interests, no longer caring for the message of the people who have given them trust.

In line with this, quoting Robert A. Dahl’s opinion reflects that “leaders in a country whose leaders are driven by insanity of greatness, mental disorders, personal interests, ideology, nationalism, religious beliefs, feelings of inner superiority, or just relying on emotions and conscience, and therefore has exploited the extraordinary ability of nations to achieve their personal goals. “

This also illustrates the political cannibalism that is still very thick reflecting the life of the bureaucracy and government throughout many nations. Good collaboration has not yet been created between political parties, which looks exactly as if there was a political ping-pong competition between political parties.

Every political party is always ready to wait for errors from other political parties to give a ‘smash’ beat to political parties that are considered careless. It is not enough with just that, if a smash is given to the political opponents, then the cannibal nature of the political parties will come out to prey on the heart of the political parties that are lying down and begin to apply the law of the jungle, who is strong then he wins. This is precisely what illustrates politics today.