Most of us are smartphone users nowadays. Even with constant updates, they’re not the most efficient devices on the planet. Now, if you’re trying to manage your social media presence, especially if you’re running a business, you’ll want to be as productive as possible. This video will show you how you can start using Instagram from the comfort of your Windows PC.
The app featured in the video is called Pixsta. From my perspective, the app is fantastic and does it’s job very well. One of the main reasons why I support it so much is because it enables me to switch between my Instagram accounts quickly, which as a social media manager, is very handy indeed.
There is unfortunately one flaw in the app which is the lack of an upload function. If you wish to upload images to Instagram from your computer than you should use Deskgram or Gramblr. Deskgram works on any computer as it runs on Java in the browser. Gramblr is an application that must be downloaded and only works on Windows PCs, however if you’re a Linux user you will be able to use Wine to emulate the Windows environment.
Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.
Does technology have all the answers?
This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.
Creating technological solutions transparently
This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.
Technology as the connecting tool
Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.
“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.