Saturday, May 11, 2013

STPR is now on Pinterest and Instagram

By MaryAnne Shults, co-press officer and social media coordinator

To increase our exposure, STPR is now on Pinterest and Instagram! I just set up these accounts so I'm still working out the kinks, but as the event gets closer and is in full swing, here's another place to keep up with the event and to share your creative works as well.

You can find us on Instragram at, or follow the hashtags #stpr and #stpr13 (for this year's event). If you are an Instagram user and will be at the event, we'd love to have you hashtag your (appropriate) photos so we can share!

One of the most popular cameras right now are on smartphones. It's easy to carry in your pocket, handbag or backpack and newer versions take high-quality images.

Instagram is a free app available for use with both Android and IOS/Apple devices. Just snap a photo with your smartphone, then use the variety of options for editing (including a multitude of fun filters) and transform your images into a lasting memory that you can share with whomever you wish through a variety of other social media, website or email as well as on your own Instagram website. This is the fastest-growing social network; Facebook purchased it last year for $1 billion. The post-purchase growth jumped 500% in just a year, going from 22 million active monthly users to nearly 100 million current active users, according to

Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, 're-pin' images to their own pinboards, or 'like' photos. It's an online scrapbook. Comscore reports it now has nearly 50 million users worldwide.

This too is available as a free mobile app for Android and IOS (Apple) devices.

So, break out your phone and start snapping!

You will also find us on FacebookTwitter, our photo gallery on Flickr, and our YouTube Channel, so follow along!!

-- MaryAnne