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Social Media Roundup: Video Makes Its Way To Instagram

By / Jun 20, 2013 (Vimeo screenshot)

Instagram lets you capture moments, add filters, and share with your friends, but now you can capture moving moments with its new video feature. Also: Switch up your summer team-building activities by visiting a brewery.

Whether you use filters or not, Instagram’s new video feature lets you be in charge of how you share your moments.

In today’s Social Media Roundup, learn about video on Instagram, and change up your summer team-building activities.

Moving Moments

Record your stories. Instagram launched 2.5 years ago, and it has grown into a vibrant community since then. Now that community can share stories using video. After announcing the ability to record 15 seconds of footage, then edit it using one of 13 new filters, the service is eager to see what users will contribute. According to Instagram’s blog, “We’re excited to see what the community will bring to video, whether it’s your local cafe showing you just how they made your latte art this morning or an Instagrammer on the other side of the world taking you on a tour of their city, a mother sharing her joys in parenting as her children laugh and play or your favorite athlete taking you behind the scenes.” (ht @Lavrusik)

Booze and Team building

It’s sort of like happy hour, but a lot more structured. If your company has mandatory summertime activities that are meant to encourage team building, then consider doing an activity that is fun and down-to-earth. In an article for BizBash, Jenny Berg suggests several team-building activities that involve wine, spirits, and good old-fashioned booze. TeamBonding, a Boston-based company, hosts Pub Crawls throughout the United States and Canada for corporate team building. The events consist of various activities at several stops and “[a]t the final stop, each team creates and names its own cocktail, and the crowd votes on the best drink,” writes Berg.  (ht @SourceHorse)

Has your association considering any new team-building techniques? Let us know in the comments.

 

Jasmine McGee

Jasmine McGee is a contributor to Associations Now. More »

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