Do you have an Instagram? A what? An Instagram! That is a lot like how the conversation went between me and this guy at a friend’s party a few years ago. I thought he was just social media advanced and I never knew that it would become the must-have pertaining to social media. Now that I am more familiar with Instagram, I am confused to why it is so popular. The whole concept of the site is unoriginal and contributes to vain behavior. Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter afford its users the opportunity to post pictures and videos. All of those sites also enable its users to have friends/followers and send messages. So I just have to ask, what makes Instagram so special? According to a presentation I watched in my Digital Publishing & Production class, Instagram is being used by many news media outlets to assist them in the reporting and updating of their news stories. I suppose it being another option among other social media sites is incentive enough to create one and jump on the bandwagon. As the old saying goes, “pictures say a thousand words” and since that’s really what Instagram is all about, I suppose I will break out with the baby pictures.