Date(s) - 07/18/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deanwood Recreation Center
Social Media 101 Workshop: Thursday, July 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th Street, NE)
For a full calendar of workshops visit connect.dc.gov/seniors.
Many of our programs are offered at senior wellness centers and at District of Columbia public libraries. If you’re interested in hosting a workshop for seniors, call Adrian Sutton at (202) 826-3436. Residents can also text SENIORS to 83224 to receive updates on upcoming workshops and events.
DMV & Radio Legend Tony Redz passed away | RIP Mr 24/7 Tony Redz💔
The legendary DMV radio DJ and host Tony Redz Aka Mr. 24/7 passed away today (May 29) of a heart attack. The news regarding his death was confirmed by Redz’s former colleague and fellow radio host Sunni on Twitter. The tweet read, “Got a call from DJ Flexx that shattered my heart. Can’t believe our former colleague Tony Redz has passed away. Way too young. Prayers to his family. Unbelievable.”
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How to Improve Instagram Post Engagement: 4 Tips
Do you want your Instagram content to perform better? Wondering how to optimize your Instagram feed posts?
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How to Use Instagram Stories to Build Your Audience
How do you know when you’re using Instagram Stories like a professional? The short answer is: you’ll see it in your analytics.
For the long answer, read on.
But first: why develop an Instagram Stories strategy at all? Well, it’s the statistics. About half of Instagram’s monthly users are using Stories. That’s 500 million people posting 1 billion Stories every day. And about 62% of those people say they’ve become more interested in a brand or product after seeing it in their Stories.
For their part, brands have responded to the channel’s popularity by posting an average of 2.5 Instagram Stories a week. Also, 4 million brands are advertisers on Stories, as of January 2020. And given the state of the world, it’s very possible those numbers will go up in 2020.
Whether you’re just getting started or looking to master the latest subtleties, we’ve got the complete rundown on best practices for this format.
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How to use Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories—a camera-first fullscreen visual format that disappears after 24 hours, modelled after Snapchat—doesn’t show up in the Instagram news feed. This means that users can post easily and rapidly to their followers without worrying about overloading them.
Also, compared to the polished reputation of the Instagram aesthetic, the vibe is definitely a little more rough around the edges. This is good news for novices: diving in doesn’t require hiring a videographer. Even billion-dollar companies are posting iPhone videos of office dogs.
Here are some quick tutorials to help you dip your toes in.