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Monday, May 12, 2014

From Followers to Friends: Mini-Documentary Explores the S.F. Instagram Community

Posted By on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:56 AM

click to enlarge Everyone say Instagram! - VIMEO/OSCAR NILSSON
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The social media world of Instagram has stepped out of its double-tap app and is connecting the creative community of San Francisco through face-to-face meet ups. Hosting group outings such as Instawalks (a photo-walk adventure), we didn't know this world existed until Oscar Nilsson shared his mini-documentary on how Instagram is bringing the San Francisco-photography community together. Nilsson's two-minute video captures the new side of creative networking and how social media is acting as a catalyst to these interpersonal connections. As one member puts it, "It makes you feel like you're not alone out there, that there's people like you, people who love art, people who like creation, and I think that's the most exciting part about Instagram too. And you get to have fun and explore a new place." Check out From Followers to Friends:

If you want to meet up with other creative folks check out the San Francisco Instragram community meetup page. Up next? Two events on May 17: one event at Washington Square Park and the other at the Palace of Fine Arts.

For events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF, Mollie at @MollieM10, and like us on Facebook.

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