This week, Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom announced the launch of IGTV. If you loved creating content on stories, then you’re going to love IGTV because instead of just having bite-size content, you can now have a recorded video up to an hour long. I was told that if I updated my app that I’d have IGTV within it so that I can watch the videos of those I already follow, but have yet to see it appear. Instead, I decided to download the standalone app so that I could see what this was all about.
So far, I’ve watched a couple of videos, but the biggest takeaway is really that it’s a longer version of Stories. The format that I seem to be drawn to within IGTV is anything that resembles a Q&A or an interview, but ultimately I love the bite-size content more because it feels shorter. If I were at work, I wouldn’t feel comfortable watching an entire video off of IGTV.
It has been less than a week and since I don’t have it fully integrated into my app just yet, I want to be able to give it a fair shot. At some point, I even want to try recording my own IGTV video or putting a string of videos together for my own channel. Until I’ve given it some more thought though, we’re going to put this on hold!
Readers, have you tried out this feature and are you into it? I know everyone was quite bullish on Stories at first, but look at how quickly you all adopted that into your lives!
It’s nearing 11:00 PM which means that the almost midnight craving wave is starting to come over me and what do we want?! None other than a good ‘ol fashioned hot dog. Have any of you ever seen that film, “Now You See Me?” There’s a scene in that film where they talk about a subject who gets led into doing something because he’s been getting clues and hints about it for a duration of time. When you start to hear and see something that just keeps coming up, you naturally find yourself craving that. Well, today my dad told me he ate a hot dog. Step 1. Then I was in Capitol Hill in the Pike/Pine area where I normally pick up a hot dog after a night out like I did in college. Step 2. and Step 3 – I just came across this article on Cool Material outlining the 12 best unique hot dog toppings. If that’s not a sign, then I don’t know what is.
Things that Pitchfork was disappointed about in 2015 [Pitchfork]
Also, just want to note that there will be many more round-up posts as we get closer to the end of the year! I just need to wrap everything up with work first before my focus shifts to Yow Yow! Don’t worry, we’ll do our usuals that we love to do every year and look forward to.