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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate Instagram Pics From Any User or Hashtag Into Custom Albums with INK361

Curate Instagram Pics From Any User or Hashtag Into Custom Albums with INK361 | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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INK361 is a free web app which allows you to view, organize, filter and aggregate Instagram pics into "albums" that can be shared on all major social platforms as well as be embedded on any site or blog.


At its basic level INK361 gives the opportunity to create a Gallery which contains all of your Instagram pics and which you can share as a web collection with anyone or embed in your site.


When instead you want to create a "curated collection" of Instagram pics on INK361, you head to the "Albums" section and you specify a combination of @username and #hashtags (up to 5) that you want to use as filters. At this point INK361 aggregates for you all of the pics matching your specifications and gives you the tools to pick and select the ones you prefer, letting you position them in a digital album.


Curated albums can be shared in one-click on Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and more, or you can choose to grab a highly customizable embed code for your site.


My comment: While this is a web service clearly designed to support those looking to get some great prints from their Instagram pics, the "album" creation tool to curate, collect, organize and share/publish images from any account or hashtag while being able to manually pick, select and position   it's really great and it's the first serious tool I have seen to do effective Instagram curation.


Free to use.



Find out more: http://ink361.com/


Example of a curated collection of my favorite clouds pics from my own account: http://ink361.com/app/#!/albums/robingood/clouds*


Example of my embeddable Gallery: http://my.ink361.com/robingood


*If you're not yet registered and you get an annoying dialog box obscuring your view, simply click on the last few words in the text notice that appears and, voilà, it will go away.




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Therese Torris's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:55 PM

Curation on steroids

Ainhoa Martín Rosas's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:40 AM

Un curador de fotos de Instagram. Frikis de la fotografía, no os lo perdáis ;-)

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Lists and Image Curation Comes To Instagram with InstaFeed



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Instafeed is a iOS app which allows you to create custom lists of Instagram users and to re-post easily (with auto-credit) great images from other Instagram users to your own account.


Instafeed offers a growing set of pre-packaged feeds, on popular topics like fashion, pets and food, to which you can add your own curated set of custom feeds in which you decide who are your specific Instagram sources.


I would have loved to see a feed creation option based on hashtags rather than just on Instagram people, as it is very rare to find Instagram authors that post sistematically on a specific topic / theme / style.


Usability-wise I wasted a lot of time trying to understand how to watch any existing feed. Beyond that there are only a couple of extra commands only. But for me the need to double tap on the home page feed to view it was a frustrating barrier. I'd click each time only to be brought into seeing the list of sources for that channel. Other than this InstaFeed is as easy as sneezing.


The option to repost (with credit) Instagram pics you find in InstaFeed channels directly to your Instagram account is invaluable as it opens for the first time the opportunity for "curating" other people images on Instagram.


Given the huge quantity of visual material being created daily on Instagram, it is only going to be a matter of time before you will start seeing many other new services attempt to offer tools to more easily find, pick, group and republish relevant Instagram (or for that matter Flickr, Picasa, etc.) images to a theme or topic channel.


Free to use.


App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instafeed/id632821847?mt=8


More info: http://www.appiphanyinc.com/


Read more about it on TheNextWeb: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/06/07/instafeed-an-instagram-client-that-lets-you-build-custom-feeds-based-on-topic/


Digital Trends: http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/instafeed-wants-to-make-you-a-curator-of-instagram-pics/




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Tom George's curator insight, June 9, 2013 6:48 PM

Thanks to Robin Good for sharing this

Fabrizio Faraco's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:02 AM

Robin Good has always something excellent to suggest to those who love curating

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:10 AM

 You can repost any snaps you like directly to Instagram, which is a nice touch, and you can post comments too.