Social Media’s Versatility

Nov 3 • Instagram, Social Media • 1505 Views

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The past few weeks have been tough for me. There’s been a certain void in my life that I have been unable to fill. Unfortunately, I do know what’s been missing; and all the kittens in the world could not replace this one thing. The good news is I found out today that my pain would soon be over.

 

My favorite television show at the moment, The Mindy Project, has been behind schedule with new episodes. For the past two weeks, I’ve been skimming Hulu for the newest episode with no avail. Needless to say, it’s been way too long since my sitcom funny bone has been authentically stimulated.

 

Despite my sadness and feeling as if my television bestie had deserted me, I remained hopeful. That hope has finally paid off: Today, Mindy Kaling, leading lady and creator of The Mindy Project, posted this on her Instagram:

 

WE ARE BACK TOMORROW BITCHES! It’s the World Series of Lateness on #themindyproject

 

As one could imagine, I was ecstatic. Finally, a new episode will air and I can get back on track with my Tuesday night TV routine.

 

Now, this obviously isn’t just a lesson about my viewing habits, but also one about using Instagram for more than just pretty pictures and professional-looking filters. Social media is just that: social media. Any and all platforms can be used for more than one purpose. Twitter isn’t confined to only host conversations, although it is a perfect platform for doing just that. Instagram doesn’t have to be pigeonholed as a visuals-only outlet.

 

The point is it doesn’t really matter where fans and followers get their news; what matters is that they get it. But, I was a little surprised when I received such an exciting update on the least likely social media platform.

 

I have no idea if Mindy announced the return on Twitter or Facebook (checking didn’t seem relevant after I’d learned the good news), but now I know that she can and will use Instagram to make announcements.

 

Do you find updates in unexpected places in your social media feeds?

 

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