Instagrams from somewhere
On 12 October, I flew out of Dunedin, New Zealand, headed for a conference in Vancouver (Open Education 2012). As I waited for the plane to board, I flicked through the stream of images from people whose work I follow on Instagram, a photo sharing/social media service (Facebook purchased Instagram for $1bn back in April 2012). As well as sharing photos with my Twitter followers, I noticed that it is now also possible to sent a photo to a Tumblr blog, as well as t0 Facebook, Flickr, foursquare, and to any email address. I hadn’t used Tumblr for a long time, but I thought I would be a good idea to collect and archive my Instagram photos on a Website set up specifically for the purpose. So, I quickly created Marks McGuire’s Journey (not very original, I know), and snapped a photo of the plane that I would momentarily board, which I used to illustrate this post. My intention is to use this blog only for the photos that I take during my one-month trip to Vancouver, Manchester, London, Toronto, Wellington, and home again to Dunedin. I added one further constraint — the captions would all be in the form of a haiku (three lines of five, seven, and five syllables). As I write this post, I am ten days and about 60 instagrams into my journey.