Solid Signal is on Instagram!

Are you a ‘grammer? (Or a grandma?)

Solid Signal has recently expanded to Instragram, where you’ll find us listed as @signal.solid. If you look there now, you’ll find a lot of the same content you see on our blog and on our other social properties. That’s just temporary.

In the coming months we’ll be adding IG-only content, stories, videos, and lots and lots of deals. It will definitely be worth your time to follow us.

Social media isn’t going anywhere

During our “soft rollout phase” a lot of folks have asked us why we put time in on social media. After all, they say, social media is a pit. It’s a cesspool. It’s full of vapid influencers and bullies. Yeah, I’ve heard it all.

I just don’t agree.

Social channels are bouncing back from a low point a couple years back. Certainly there is a lot to say about the way that social media has been used and abused in the last half-decade. Remember though that this is a new technology and it’s still being worked out. It was just about a decade ago that the only people on social media were college aged or younger. Pioneering social networks like Friendster and Myspace were targeted at the under-18 set almost exclusively.

By 2012, though, a lot of folks who hadn’t seen age 18 in a long time had joined social media. They found old classmates, old flings, and old work friends. They built social networks, and they didn’t know what to do with them.

At the same time businesses like Solid Signal joined social media. We’ve been on Twitter and Facebook since 2010, and we’ve had dubious flirtations with tumbler, (which no one even remembers today) and Google+, the world’s biggest social flop. Just like you we’ve learned how to use social in a responsible and entertaining way.

And now we’re on instagram

Instagram is where it’s at, for a large chunk of people. The site which started out as a way to take virtual polaroids has turned into a meeting and information place for a whole generation. It hasn’t succumbed yet to the constant advertising pressure or political leanings of older social networks. It’s turned into a very pleasant place where people and companies can share the things that are interesting to them. And now, we’re a part of it. Hope to see you there!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.