Thursday, February 10, 2011
CNN iReport Roundtable: Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET

Please join us here in the blog for our weekly roundtable discussion. We're looking forward to it.

 

We're planning to try an experiment with the fun, new Instagram app, so if you have an iPhone you can go tohttp://instagr.am/ and get it for free. There's plenty of other stuff to talk about in the community, so non-iPhone users won't be left out.

 

We'll open comments at 3 p.m. ET and will talk to you then.

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February 10, 2011
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Hello, everyone!

February 10, 2011
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Hi everyone,

I hope You've all had a good week.

Let me start by saying that we're all watching the situation in Egypt right now and we might have to cut things short.

February 10, 2011
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Yes, I think it is the end of Mubarak!

February 10, 2011
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Morning from Bangkok! :)

February 10, 2011
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Hey everyone, how are you?

February 10, 2011
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Greetings everyone.

February 10, 2011
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I also want to let everyone know that we're going to be making a big announcement next week. I can't say what it is, but it's going to be cool.

 

February 10, 2011
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Morning David, markpel and nsaidi.  :)

Question! How do I submit to Asia is...  or Asia Go on the International site?

February 10, 2011
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Hello everyone from Uruguay!

February 10, 2011
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How are things in Bangkok Marie.

It's also good to have you thomaskind.

I've enjoyed your photos on Instagram.

February 10, 2011
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I am sorry; I must go soon. Have a good time! Huges!

February 10, 2011
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I'll have to make sure those assignments are still active.  You can just submit though and we'll make sure they wind up in the right place.

 

February 10, 2011
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I don't know how many of y'all have iphones, or are on instagram, but it's a cool social network that's sort of like twitter for photographs.

 

 

February 10, 2011
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Bye markpel, thanks for stopping by!

February 10, 2011
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We want to try a little experiment today, so what we'd like everyone to do is take a picture that shows what you're doing right now and post it on instagram with the hashtag #merightnow

 

I'm not sure how it's going to work, but it will be interesting to see how it works.

February 10, 2011
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Bangkok has some border issues with Cambodia (ongoing) and so I won't be exiting there for my re-entry for  my visa.  Will have to go to Laos or somewhere else.  I keep my distance from heated areas.  But other than that it's a great place to be.

February 10, 2011
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Here's an example of a photo taken using Instagram, showing our team in a morning meeting. http://instagr.am/p/4xzM/

 

It's a mobile-only app, so pretty much everything takes place on your phone.

February 10, 2011
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While we're all trying that. Does anyone have any questions about iReport

February 10, 2011
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We tried an experiment over the past couple of days asking people to use the #officeart tag and got some pretty fun responses, and we've been posting some of our favorites through the account. The tags work like Twitter, where if you use the tag, you can tap the tag on your phone and see all the images together. So that's why we're asking you to use the tag. Shall we?

February 10, 2011
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What ho everyone

February 10, 2011
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@davidw: instagram hashlag #merightnow sounds like a foreign language to me, can you use your computer or is it vie iphone?  Sounds interesting.

February 10, 2011
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Hi everyone greetings. I'm here now in one of the top 20 world's best destination...

February 10, 2011
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i just posted mine. My arms aren't long enough to get too wide of a shot. http://instagr.am/p/Bgx_4/

 

February 10, 2011
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So thomaskind -- Do you have any instagram tips or suggestions of things we should try.

 

February 10, 2011
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the tag is just me right now all jammed together. It probably made more sense in my head.

It's only a mobile app  so you can see the photos on your computer, but you can't post.

February 10, 2011
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done and thanks

February 10, 2011
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Gave it a whirl. Here's mine: http://instagr.am/p/BgySY/

February 10, 2011
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I'm far from a photographer, but I enjoy the app.  I enjoy seeing other cultures, places, etc. and it has provided an amazing platform to do so

February 10, 2011
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Hi Renee3155. Glad you're out there. Thanks for posting

February 10, 2011
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instagram question:  I have my iPhone, but my phone is on "vacation", but I can still use my APPs, will I still be able to send via my iPhone?  Hope that made sense.

It's 3:27 am here in Bangkok, so I won't be taking any pictures, don't want to break the computer!

February 10, 2011
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Just checking in, I don't own an iphone, so see you all next week :)

February 10, 2011
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We're still figuring out how to share the link to all the photos to people who aren't using the app.

 

February 10, 2011
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Hi.  I have Instagram and I can't say that I like it.  Please explain how this is helpful for iReport.

February 10, 2011
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I just posted with tag #merightnow.  Mostly it my pup, but my slipper is there!

February 10, 2011
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Here's where all the #merightnow images are landing (you can subscribe if you like:

 

http://instagr.am/tags/merightnow/feed/recent.rss

 

And here's the #officeart pics:

 

http://instagr.am/tags/officeart/feed/recent.rss

February 10, 2011
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@JoyfulGypsy -- Right now we're experimenting and meeting some interesting people.

That's always helpful.

I find that I rely more and more on my mobile phone for photos than my camera, so having a simple way to share my photos is really handy for me.

February 10, 2011
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So, if I take a picture... who do I post it to?  The "sharing" options I have are Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Posterous, Tumblr and Foursquare.  I have Twitter and Facebook.  Will you get it if I send it to Facebook with the tag #merightnow ?

February 10, 2011
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Hi all. Fun photos, "y'all." David, yours looks like a Bourne Identity sequel. Ever consider Hollywood:)

February 10, 2011
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Hi Marie,

I think you could still use it when you have wifi access, but i'm not positive.

 

If you can use other apps that connect to the internet like facebook and things like that, it should work.

February 10, 2011
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Ok, so I took a picture.  Now, where do I put the hashtag? and where do I "share" it for you to get it?

February 10, 2011
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@JoyfulGypsy -- it will show up in the instagram feed. It won't post to iReport.

February 10, 2011
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This is the first time I've used instagram. It was simple and searching for the tag brought up 5 pics quite easily. Interesting - sort of a stop-action video conference.

February 10, 2011
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Hi Marie. Good question. (And best of luck getting back to us. Crossing fingers for you! Godspeed).

February 10, 2011
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You can just put the hashtag in the description and it will show up in the feed.

 

 

February 10, 2011
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Would you walk us through it, please?  Do I need to sign up for a "feed"?  Where do I write a hashtag?

February 10, 2011
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@Joyful You don't have to send your photo to any of those places for us to be able to see the image in the Instagram feed that we linked to above. Just posting it inside Instagram is enough, if that makes sense.

February 10, 2011
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Hi ecotraveler!

February 10, 2011
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@Joyful It's just like Twitter, descriptionwise. Post your image and in the description area, put #merightnow. If you want, you can write more than that, just put #merightnow in there.

February 10, 2011
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This particular assignment is pretty frivolous, but I just looked and there are almost 500 photos tagged #egypt, so you can see how it could be interesting in a breaking news situation.

February 10, 2011
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Done.  Did you get it?

February 10, 2011
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Hi cv! Can you send us a shot from Uraguay? No iphone here yet, folks. Apologies. I'm learning this time.......

February 10, 2011

Better late than never- Just got done loading some Great Ski Jumping footage.. Waiting for them to get vetted;) Ski Jumping officially starts in 2 days..

February 10, 2011
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@Joyful I see your photo in the feed! Well done.

February 10, 2011
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On a side note, we've had some technical trouble over the past day or so, but I think they've gotten it fixed.

We had a lot of videos that were hung up that are now posting to the site.

 

February 10, 2011
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Hi Joyful'! Where is it? I just followed the cnn folks' links for theirs.

February 10, 2011
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Joyful: I can see your pic in Instagram. 

February 10, 2011
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HA!  That was easy.  I've never used it before and I'm not sure I'll use it again.  But, it's good to know it exists.  Thanks. 

 

Gotta go now.  Have a nice day.  :o)

February 10, 2011

Don't have an I-Phone.. Mine doesn't even take pics lol

February 10, 2011
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We usually don't spend so much time talking about a service that's only available on one type of device, but we've enjoyed trying Instagram and they're apparently  coming to Android soon.

 

We thought this would be interesting because they've got a cool community that's doing neat things and we've got a cool community that's doing neat things.

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2011
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@ecotraveler All images tagged #merightnow can be viewed both inside Instagram and in this feed:

 

http://instagr.am/tags/merightnow/feed/recent.rss

February 10, 2011
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Taking off to find the APP for my iPhone.  Will work on it.  Thanks to all for keeping us updated with new ways to communicate. 

 

Ecotraveler:  Thanks so much for your kind thoughts.

February 10, 2011
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Welcome @ecotraveler and @DaElmer

February 10, 2011

Cool to see what technology has to offer I guess.. If ya got a chance, check out the Ski Jumping videos I just loaded.. Pretty Cool and up close..

February 10, 2011
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Great to see you @MarieSager

February 10, 2011

There ya are Henry.. Busy day today, wish I could have gone to see Obama.. I hear it was pretty tight in Marquette..

February 10, 2011
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Better late than ever, but hi Sherbien. Hope things are well in the Philippines.

 

February 10, 2011
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I imagine it was crazy up there DaElmer.

Michelle Obama was in Atlanta yesterday and there were huge traffic tie ups.

February 10, 2011

I didn't go to the city he was in, not enough funds. Besides with the 2011 Continental Cup being held here.. Going to meet ski jumpers tonight.. Watched them jump today.. Awesome to see..

February 10, 2011
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I've got to run, but it was good talking to everyone and meeting some new folks.

We'll talk to you next week.

February 10, 2011
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@ Henry:  Thanks Henry, can't believe I'm up at this hour!  Everyone have a great evening.  :)

February 10, 2011
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Have a good weekend david, nsaidi,hhanks, daelmer, marie, joyfulgypsy and everyone!

February 10, 2011
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Thans @everyone

February 10, 2011
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Have a great weekend everyone!!

February 10, 2011
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@david... lots of drama and action in the government... former defense secretary committed suicide by shooting himself after corruption allegations against him. he committed the suicide on the birthday of the president.  and while the president is celebrating, people outside the palace is on protest due to transpo and oil increase...and now the church is thinking if they will give a catholic burial for the former secretary...

February 10, 2011
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Hi Henry. Thank you for earlier today. And later today, David. Found it, Joyful. Nice! Have a great weekend everyone. See you all later.

PS Good to see cnn's Anderson back safe and sound.

February 11, 2011
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Once you share a picture on Instagram can it be removed it from the feed?  I have blocked the people that started following me.  (Nothing personal guys, I'm just not into sharing every little thing I do or take a picture of.)  I have also set my profile to "private" and my photos still appear in the #merightnow feed above. 

 

How do I remove them.  Help.

February 11, 2011
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I have found that anyone can come along and download the pictures from the feed.  Don't like that.

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