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Building Stories With Instagram Special

New York - Instagram, the popular iPhone and Android app, has inspired budding photographers to shoot and share their work, in real time. John de Guzman has built a massive following on the mobile platform by blending creativity, community, and business acumen.
 

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Rather than enforcing social isolation  de Guzman sees Instagram creating community. “People rag o...
Rather than enforcing social isolation, de Guzman sees Instagram creating community. “People rag on social networks for being impersonal and distant - I find it to be the opposite, especially Instagram … it’s a visual medium, so language isn’t a barrier. It’s just as easy for someone in Japan to (engage) as someone here, so no matter what time I post, somebody’s seeing it without having to understand the caption. That has great value.”
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What s de Guzman s favorite Instagram filter? “Probably Hefe. I like the colors to be vivid. I lik...
What's de Guzman's favorite Instagram filter? “Probably Hefe. I like the colors to be vivid. I like the ones that maintain some sense of color, as opposed to washed out.”
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When it comes to Facebook’s recent purchase of Instagram  de Guzman isn’t worried. “Instagram ...
When it comes to Facebook’s recent purchase of Instagram, de Guzman isn’t worried. “Instagram's going to change - it's getting too big not to. I don't mind if Facebook is at the helm as it changes. I think it'll help users actually, because Instagram will have many more resources at its disposal to develop the product.”
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What would he like to see Instagram add? “I d like there to be live links in my caption... web lin...
What would he like to see Instagram add? “I'd like there to be live links in my caption... web links. And I miss my favorite filters: Apollo and Gotham. I wouldn't mind those coming back.”
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John de Guzman captures the energy and vitality of New York City using Instagram  the popular iPhone...
John de Guzman captures the energy and vitality of New York City using Instagram, the popular iPhone and Android app recently purchased by Facebook.
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