#TheMods and #TheColl Hashtags

We’re rebooting to our default themes as we welcome the new month!

Today, Saturday 03-December-2016, let’s snap, filter, and share visual stories of the place where we are usually #SeatED—the namesake photographic series by @edcalaycay. Be it the waiting shed seat or a bench on a vacation spot, a couch or a stool where you lounge, #CreateShareInspire that space where it is customary to sit.

Spread creativity and positivity with your posts using your favorite photo edit and filter apps. Tag your post/s to @IGersManila and don’t forget to add #IGersManila #9pmhabit #SeatED #IGersPhilippines to your photo or video caption so we can add your work to our collage and get the chance to be featured as a #PhotoPick.

#IsangLinggongPagIG

This week, #TheColl @itsmarsthegreat suggested this theme to continue to challenge you to #CreateShareInspire and post entries for #IsangLinggongPagIG—seven days, seven themes, seven challenges all for the love of Instagram’ing.

Today, Friday 30-September-2016 is #noFilterFriday! Capture a variety of subjects as beautiful and eye catching as they already are—these are raw, unedited, and unfiltered photos.

Spread creativity and positivity with your posts using your favorite photo edit and filter apps. Tag your post/s to @IGersManila and don’t forget to add #IGersManila #9pmhabit #IsangLinggongPagIG #IGersPhilippines to your photo or video caption so we can add your work to our collage and get the chance to be featured as a #PhotoPick.

#TheColl Hashtags

It’s that time of the month again, when we reboot to our default themes, and this week we’re using hashtags that have been created and popularized by our collaborators.

Today, Saturday 05-March-2016, let’s snap, filter, and share visual stories for @iambkf’s #WhyWouldITravel — snapshots of your travels, captioned with interesting facts about the place or an anecdote of your travel experience.

Spread creativity and positivity with your posts using your favorite photo edit and filter apps. Tag your post/s to @IGersManila and don’t forget to add #IGersManila #9pmhabit #WhyWouldITravel #IGersPhilippines to your photo or video caption so we can add your work to our collage and get the chance to be featured as a #PhotoPick.

Life as #TheColl

The Collaborators (#TheColl) is a group of Instagramers (in short, IGers) from @IGersManila that is tasked to work hand-in-hand (or “collaborate”) with The Moderators (#TheMods) on projects and events. It was initially launched in 2013, and was relaunched in October 2014.

I was one of the first batches of IGers who joined this group. @IGersmanila has been a very important part of my Instagram life, so when the registration for #TheColl opened, I grabbed the opportunity to join because for me, this is somehow my way of giving back to the community.

Being #TheColl is just fun and easy.  You just have to “create, share and inspire” and live up to the mantra: “Keep the good vibes rolling!”.

Check out the list below and if you are up for the challenge, register to be #TheColl this 2016.

1. Create an atmosphere of good vibes.

@IGersManila has been known to hold fun-filled instameets and photoshoots. Be open to communicate with your fellow IGers during these events! Be interactive and proactive when it comes helping out on projects and activities.  Be a member of  the committee (a.k.a #TheComm) — a set of #TheColl that organizes a particular #IGMNL event.

2. Share your awesome ideas and thoughts.

From time to time, we attend meetings with #TheMods to plan for @IGersManila’s upcoming activities and projects. These meetings were coined as #MusterDate — a general assembly of #TheColl. From the #MusterDate,  we get first-hand information on exciting things that @IGersManila are cooking up for its followers. #MusterDates also turn into fun activities — like awarding ceremonies, impromptu photoshoot, or live fast talk a la #IGMNLonViber #ViberPublicChats.

We also have instant meetings online which we call #TheShift facilitated by Daddy C (@cclozano). Here, we discuss activites or projects in a breeze.  We get to share our ideas, questions, and comments about the topic/s right away.

On Viber Public Chat, and on LINE, we got to talk about all sorts of stuff other than instagramming, and from there we develop deeper relationships with each other.

3. Inspire fellow IGers. 

Aside from these benefits/opportunities, another great thing about being #TheColl is we get to be recognized and be an inspiration to others.

Just like Cody Organo (@decode_e), who just recently was awarded as Most Active #TheColl of 2015 on @IGersManila’s Viber Public Chat.

“My goal is to influence and inspire people and that won’t be possible without joining #TheColl. The award is basically a voucher that depicts how and where I stand as a collaborator,” shared Cody.

“The #PhotoPicks, sample photos, blog entries, daily conversation in #ViberPublicChat, and the instameets give me enough reasons to do better on my current role as #TheColl. As we always quote, #KTGVR”, he added.

Are you up for the challenge?  Be a part of #TheColl by clicking this link!

Be one of us! 🙂

Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

@nagaryan’s #holdNsnap

The world is full of visual elements to capture with our smartphones. We employ different styles to immortalize the world as we see it. This week, we try another technique in our visual storytelling. This is @nagaryan’s #holdNsnap – capturing the subject on one hand with your camera phone on the other.

Today, Saturday 14-November-2015, let’s #holdNsnap a PHOTO. Snap, filter, and share visual stories of your photos in print – be it recently snapped or pictures bearing memories past – hold and snap.

Spread creativity and positivity with your posts using your favorite photo edit and filter apps. Tag your post/s to @IGersManila and don’t forget to add #IGersManila #9pmhabit #holdNsnap #IGersPhilippines to your photo or video caption so we can add your work to our collage and get the chance to be featured as a #PhotoPick.

Our #IGFeatureWish through #IGMNLonViber

With the recent updates on Instagram like sharing of photos and videos in portrait and landscape orientation, and the recent update on its Direct Message, we wonder; are there any more features we wanted to wish for?

Through IGersManila’s Viber Public Chat Room, we came upon a Question Of The Day or a #QOTD where we asked co-#TheMods, some #TheColl, and our #KaViber or those people following us on Viber to answer our question:

“If you can request ONE new feature added on Instagram, what will be your #IGFeatureWish and why?”

See screenshots of our answers:

It turns out, we got pretty interesting answers from #TheMods, #TheColl, and our #KaViber. Here is the summarized list of our #IGFeatureWish:

Text on Photos. It’s no secret that we love putting those witty words, relatable lyrics, and #YOLO statements on our photos. Most of us wished that Instagram could add a feature where we can add text on our photos directly instead of using another App.

Multiple Log-In. Since some of us, have more than one Instagram account, we wish that Instagram could have a feature that enables you to switch accounts without logging in like how it was done in other social media platforms. We feel that this feature will help make Social Media Managers lives easier.

Scheduled Posts. Though we know that the very purpose of Instagram is to post photos captured spontaneously, scheduled posts will help those who have a very hectic schedule to keep on instagram’ing, and not miss a day’s theme.

There are other several features we wanted to be added, but we feel that these top three requests are with higher demand and of importance for today’s Instagram’ing. How about you, what is your #IGFeatureWish? Tell us all about it by using the hashtags #IGFeatureWish and #IGMNLonViber.

We are looking forward to your suggestions. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

 

#StoleLens

Often called as candid shots, we sometimes take photos as seen or as it happens (of mostly people) to create a more artistic or dramatic shot.

A combination of the words “Stole” and “Lens” this week we take pictures of anything and anyone without arranging them or letting the subjects know that a picture will be taken. Let’s capture emotions, lets capture action as it happens, let’s capture #StoleLens by our newest #TheColl @decode_e.

Today, Saturday 08-August-2015, we’re asking fellow Instagram’ers to snap, filter, and share #StoleLens visual stories that express BLISS.

Spread creativity and positivity with your posts using your favorite photo edit and filter apps. Tag your post/s to @IGersManila and don’t forget to add #IGersManila #9pmhabit #StoleLens #IGersPhilippines to your photo or video caption so we can add your work to our collage and get the chance to be featured as a #PhotoPick.

A Very ‘Social’ Change

The Internet has always been one of the greatest inventions humanity has ever created. Communication and information is at our fingertips. It defies human intelligence that no one has ever thought of. It created possibilities that are very useful to the entire humankind. And one of those possibilities is Social Media.

Social Media according to the definition is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.

With the mushrooming of technology, social media is also escalating its power to provide information in most easiest and fastest way; influencing people in its most favorable way. However, just like everything else, there’s a downside to Social Media. Sometimes it creates misconceptions that it usually loses its fashion and its credibility which greatly affect not a single person but an entire community. Therefore, Social Media should be a tool for change–a change that humanity is dreaming for.

Social Media Day was launched four (4) years ago. There were reasons why it was created. Simply to inform, educate and spread awareness to netizens and the people. Last June 27, 2015 was the 4th Social Media Day in the Philippines held at Museo Pambata in the City of Manila. Hundreds of netizens flocked in the said event. It was a celebration of the power of social media. The global event was spearheaded by Mashable and was made possible here in the Philippines–the social media capital of the world. Together with communities, partners, and volunteers led by TweetUpMNL since 2012. All those communities (including IGersManila), partners and volunteers gathered and set up their booths and provided noteworthy activities for the participants. Aside from getting and acquiring new trends, apps and other social media functions, fora were also conducted, with local guests from some of the most influential people in social media today including Antoinette Jadaone, the director of the blockbuster indie movie, That Thing Called Tadhana.

But it wasn’t just a celebration, it was a revolution. A revolution engaging and aiming for change. As we march closer to our Presidential Election, it was the perfect time for us netizens to voice out what change we want–for our country. We have the will to influence people. We should take advantage the power of social media in most honest way. We aim to provide information, help and cater people’s needs as much as we can. We channel to every Filipino around the world to help build and create a better Philippines.

Indeed, it was a festive day for everyone. It was also a day of friendship where everyone had a chance to meet new people and gain friends. Smiles were contagious and excitement slithered all over the place. Exhaustion was never part of the event. Just like any celebration, everyone went home with pockets full of prices and freebies. Social Media Day 2015 was definitely celebrated with a bang!

We are the people. We are the Social Media…and we ALWAYS know how to keep the good vibes rolling!

See y’all at the next #SocialMediaDay!

See photos below by our fellow #igers!

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@marcoenriquez_’s #IGWardrobeEssentials

This week, we’re featuring the newest addition to our #TheColl – Snapshooter @marcoenriquez_ and his #IGWardrobeEssentials – creatively capturing your #OOTDs and wardrobe essentials.

Today, Saturday 20-June-2015, we’re asking you our fellow Instagram’ers to snap-filter-share visual stories for @marcoenriquez_’s #PantsOMime – your pair of lovingly-classic or fashion-forward pants that evolved with different styles and forms but continue to influence and highlight our #OOTD, miming our individuality.

Spread creativity and positivity with your posts using your favorite photo edit and filter apps. Tag your post/s to @IGersManila and don’t forget to add #IGersManila #9pmhabit #IGWardrobeEssentials #PantsOMime #IGersPhilippines to your photo or video caption so we can add your work to our collage and get the chance to be featured as a #PhotoPick.

IGersManila joins influr’s Assignment – #MTVMusicEvo

We are excited on the upcoming MTV Music Evolution which will take place at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila on Sunday, 17 May 2015 that’s why we are joining influr’s assignment #MTVMusicEvo. influr, the international marketing site that collects and calculates your influence based on your Social Media posts particularly Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, has launched this exciting assignment for the Philippines. Earn your treats and get a entry wristband for the first-ever MTV Music Evolution happening in the country. How? Join the assignment and go to influr for the full instructions.

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#TheMods @cclozano @edcalaycay and @ipetim are excited to see you on May 17 at the #MTVMusicEvo. Keep the good vibes rolling!