Storytelling with Zemanta and Instagram

Storytelling has been around since forever. It used to be a primary tool of how humanity transferred knowledge through generations. These days it’s spread over many mediums. Douglas Coupland wrote about storytelling in an interesting, dreamy way in his book Generation A:

“How can we be alive and not wonder about the stories we knit together this place we call the world? Without stories our universe is merely rocks and clouds and lava and blackness. It’s a village scraped raw by warm waters leaving not a trace of what existed before.”
— Douglas CouplandGeneration A

Instagram in Zemanta
Instagram in Zemanta

All our registered users can now connect their account with Instagram and get their latest images in My Sources in the widget. This is cool for many reasons.  Instagram is storytelling just as much as blogging is.

Do you ever wake up and check your Instagram feed and feel a connection to the city you live in? It’s like the outside world unfolded right there in your bed. We like what we see and we document it. We share what we like. We are closer to each other this way. We don’t take pictures of things for no reason, each and every photo has a distinct story behind it, an occurance that we need to share as humans to grow as people. This is why we feel this is an important step.

We don’t just want to be a tool that helps you enrich your blog posts. We expect you to tick when you see your own photos, we want you to feel the urge to blog about your story, because storytelling is crucial. It’s the very essence of blogging and writing in general. When we tell stories we make attempts in making sense of the unexplainable — and this is what it’s all about.
So if you have an Instagram account, please add it to your My Sources and let us know how it works!
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