The rise of the In­sta­gran…

Keep up with the world of so­cial me­dia with our easy-to-fol­low guide

YOURS (UK) - - Contents - By Lizzy Den­ing

If your grand­chil­dren, chil­dren or friends are al­ways nag­ging you to join them on so­cial me­dia, it can feel like the safest op­tion to say ‘No, thank you’, but you might be miss­ing out. “There’s a mis­con­cep­tion that so­cial me­dia is for 18 to 24-year-olds,” says Dawn McGruer, from Busi­ness Con­sort Dig­i­tal and So­cial Me­dia Academy, “but it’s be­com­ing more pop­u­lar with all ages, as peo­ple want to re­con­nect with old friends and stay in touch with their grand­chil­dren.”

From find­ing lost friends to ex­press­ing your cre­ative side, get­ting hobby in­spi­ra­tion and stay­ing abreast of the news, there are lots of ad­van­tages to get­ting so­cial. With so many dif­fer­ent sites to choose from, it can seem a bit daunt­ing when you try to get started, but this guide should help you iden­tify which you’d en­joy.

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