Instagram is taking over our social media time, there’s no doubt about it. It’s one of the most popular apps on the appstore, and beat Twitter out for members back in 2015 and still manages to be in the top ten social media sites in 2016.
But when did Bookstagram take hold of the popular social media platform? It’s hard to say exactly, it’s probably been around since Instagram’s launch in 2010 but in the last few years its certainly carved out its space on the app. It’s also changed the way people talk about books on the internet.
Gone are the days where you’ll find a book blog with solely just a text review, or just the image of the book’s front cover alongside a text based review. Maybe you could make a comment on how human’s need images to break up text online, or say that its making us lazy online readers. Sure you could say those things and you might be right. But it’s very hard to say for sure.