Instagram – Instaride

January 26, 2014

“I’m a social media addict”  There I said it. And I’m happy with that.

Wikipedia describes Social Media as

Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.”Screen Shot 2013-11-23 at 2.17.01 PM

It is also very user generated, and I think that is the key to the diversity of social media that makes it intriguing and addictive. There are many types of Social media with the popular ones being Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube, other forms of Social Media include but are not limited to Yelp, Digg, Pinterest, Foursquare, Wordpress and Linkedin, .

On a personal and business  level, I/RideGould use the following medias.

So what is all this “Social Media” and how does it fit in with Snowboarding.? Well I think the most popular and Ride Gould’s favorite media right now is Instgram, for those who don’t know, this little gem is basically a photo sharing program. Some criticize this app for it’s filters, and the fact that you’re able to “filter” life to look fake beautiful and interesting. Well my defense to that is, the world is beautiful and interesting and this just highlights that fact.IMG_5052

For the Ridegould Instagram account I feel like it is used for a number of reasons.IMG_4681

  1. A diary of what the snowboard team is up to on a daily basis.
  2. To share the beauty that we’re surrounded by, in the outdoors.
  3. Showcasing the riders skills.
  4. To share all fun places we go to.
  5. An insight into the shenanigans of the Gould Snowboard  Team
  6. Marketing

Connections are made too, with the ability to follow and be followed. I can  search for, “follow” and “like”   other snowboarders that I may be interested in and they can follow us to get an insight, and to learn how we function as a team. Outreach if you like. IMG_4985

What Social Media do you use ? What do you like? What don’t you like? Let us know and go ahead and follow us, and maybe I’ll follow you back……!

Enjoy our instagram pictures, and

Instalive, Instalove, Instagram, Instaride.



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