Roy and I had a great meeting with Mike G, the new Sno-Bird Secretary last night. I was showing them the new integration with Instagram and Roy pointed out he wasn’t aware of Instagram on our site yet. That could be because I wasn’t clear enough in my first post so I’ll try to point out how to use it. When you are looking at our website, you’ll notice a new link in favorites called Our Instagram Page. It will take you to our page on Instagram which only has a few photos but most importantly it encourages Instagrammers to add the hashtag #shrewsburysnobirds to any of their photos from our territory. Hashtags are used to group things on the web. They always start with the pound sign which is followed by a word or phase with no spaces. If you are familiar with using tags to label digital documents, it is similar to that. They were originally meant to work in searches but their use has expanded tremendously.
The Shrewsbury Sno-Birds now have an Instagram account @snobirds. We would love to find a volunteer who knows Instagram to manage it (send us an email if you are interested!) Right now you can add your photos to our new Instagram #shrewsburysnobirds hashtag page right here on this site. It works because Instagram posts with the #shrewsburysnobirds hashtag are linked to that page. If you find yourself posting a snowmobile pic on your Instagram account, just add our hashtag: #shrewsburysnobirds and it will appear on our linked page. It’s the same if you are looking at a friend’s Instagram photos and see one of the Stone House you can add your own comment with #shrewsburysnobirds and the photo will show up on our page. You can access that page anytime via the Photo Sharing button in our navigation bar.