Week 16- How do I campaign for fairness on Instagram?

The purpose of this practiceis to campaign for fairness on Instagram and analyze its effectiveness


Guiding Principle

If you plan a campaign fairly on Instagram, with measurable results, you will influence social media followers to feel or act in a fair way.

Mindset

Learners who plan a campaign fairly on Instagram, with measurable results, influence social media followers to feel or act in a fair way.

Goal

Create an analysis campaign for fairness on Instagram and analyze its effectiveness.


Practice Order

I. Absorb Set

Course Website
Read/view weekly course content

Take a 12 hour break (min.)

II. Do Set

Learner Blogs
Complete course activities on your personal course blog.


Due by Saturday 11:59 pm

Take a 12 hour break (min.)

III. Connect Set

Google Classroom

  • Complete providing feedback
Due by Monday 11:59 pm

Take a 12 hour break (min.)

IV. Reflect Set

Google Classroom

Grades- Complete self- assessment

Due by Tuesday 11:59 pm

Welcome to the final week of our course and practice, effectively campaigning for fairness on social media. First, make sure you sign up for an account on Instagram. This week we campaign on Instagram.

NOTE: Instagram is a mobile app that you can download on iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as Windows Phone 8 and later. Keep in mind that you can only share photos and videos from the mobile app.


Sign-up for Instagram

Instagram– Beginning Wednesday week we will be posting pictures and commenting on Instagram. If you do not have a Instagram account please sign-up and get one now here.


A social media campaign requires posting once a day, every day. Every Day! The key is to plan a strategy and be consistent. For example, if you post early in the morning, always post early in the morning. Post every day at the same time.

However, our practice campaign will only last four days- Wednesday through Saturday. Since this is a super short campaign, you will be required to post multiple times a day. This week’s social media fairness campaign begins on Wednesday. Before Wednesday, read the content on this page to get prepared.

If you have time constraints you can create your posts ahead of time and then post later. Be timely and consistent. As usual, this week’s II. Do Set has detailed directions.

Good luck and have fun learning.



How do I campaign for fairness on Instagram?


The meaning of sadhana.

Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity. Sadhana means you are using everything as a tool to open to the flow of natural experience.

Natural experience opens your connection to understanding and wisdom as it naturally comes and goes in the give and take of the river of life.

Sadhguru & T.Y. Pang

The meaning of true education.

True education should wake up the Innate Humanity inside of you. When you reach a higher level of practice and understanding, you learn to harmonize yourself inside, then you become able to harmonize with other people, and with outside situations.

T.Y. Pang

The Promise

It is up to you to make the time for practice; the more you practice the more you will learn.

Time is a created thing. To say I don’t have time,’ is like saying, I don’t want to.

― Lao Tzu

I. Absorb Set
Practice in order

Let’s Begin

First, please complete the sadhana practice. Second, click on each question and review each answer. Third, take a break!


1. Complete your sadhana practice.

Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity, sadhana means you are using everything as a tool to open to the flow of natural learning.

The purpose of this sadhana is to help you get started opening to the flow of natural experience .

1. Relax & sit straight.
Center yourself.

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This weeks centering thought

Close your eyes and quietly sit straight and upright head and spine straight, concentrating only on your breath for 2 minutes. Sit in an erect position, shoulders relaxed, palms flat on thighs. Center your focus on your midsection. Breath in and out deeply through your nose.

Quietly sit straight and upright head and spine straight, concentrating only on your breath. Sit in an erect position, shoulders relaxed, palms flat on thighs. Center your focus on your midsection. Breath in and out deeply through your nose.

Pay attention to your spine.

Your spine is where you will feel the flow of energy. Notice which parts of the spine feel warm and where there are no feelings or numbness. This information will indicate where your energy is flowing and where it is not. Your energy originates in the spine and flows out through the body.

straight and upright
When thoughts come up, let them go gently.

Don’t beat yourself up. That brings more thought. Gently let them go. Use the RAIN tool below to help you gently let go.


  • Recognize your thoughts.
  • Allow your thoughts to be just as they are.
  • Investigate your thoughts with kindness.
  • Natural awareness will come from not identifying with your thoughts.

Throughout the week, keep reminding yourself why you do sadhana.

Otherwise, your thoughts, your emotions, your physicality will get entangled with your runaway mind.

Practice tapping into your awareness to open your mind and take your thinking apart.
1. Relax & sit straight.

Quietly sit straight and upright head and spine straight, concentrating only on your breath. Sit in an erect position, shoulders relaxed, palms flat on thighs. Center your focus on your midsection. Breath in and out deeply through your nose.

2. Pay attention to your spine.

Your spine is where you will feel the flow of energy. Notice which parts of the spine feel warm and where there are no feelings or numbness. This information will indicate where your energy is flowing and where it is not. Your energy originates in the spine and flows out through the body.

straight and upright
3. When thoughts come up, let them go gently.

Don’t beat yourself up. That brings more thought. Gently let them go. Use the RAIN tool below to help you gently let go.


  • Recognize your thoughts.
  • Allow your thoughts to be just as they are.
  • Investigate your thoughts with kindness.
  • Natural awareness will come from not identifying with your thoughts.

4. Listen to this week’s meditation- click here.


5. Throughout the week, keep reminding yourself why you do sadhana.

Otherwise, your thoughts, your emotions, your physicality will get entangled with your runaway mind.

6. Practice tapping into your awareness to open your mind and take your thinking apart.
2. What Is Instagram?
Here’s What Instagram Is All About and How People Are Using It

What is this trendy thing called “Instagram” that all the cool kids seem to be into lately? It’s only been around for a few years, quietly picking up traction mostly thanks to everybody’s new obsession with mobile photography, so don’t feel embarrassed to ask if you have absolutely no clue what it’s all about.

An Intro to Instagram

Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Similar to Facebook or Twitter, everyone who creates an Instagram account has a profile and a news feed.

When you post a photo or video on Instagram, it will be displayed on your profile. Other users who follow you will see your posts in their own feed. Likewise, you’ll see posts from other users who you choose to follow.

Pretty straight forward, right? It’s like a simplified version of Facebook, with an emphasis on mobile use and visual sharing. Just like other social networks, you can interact with other users on Instagram by following them, being followed by them, commenting, liking, tagging and private messaging.

Devices That Work With Instagram

Instagram is available for free on iOS and Android devices. It can also be accessed on the web from a computer, but users can only upload and share photos or videos from their devices.

Creating an Account on Instagram

Before you can start using the app, Instagram will ask you to create a free account.

You can sign up via your existing Facebook account or by email. All you need is a username and a password.

You may be asked if you want to follow some friends who are on Instagram in your Facebook network. You can do this right away or skip through the process and come back to it later. 

It’s always a good idea to customize your profile by adding your name, a photo, a short bio and a website link if you have one when you first get on Instagram.

When you start following people and looking for people to follow you back, they’ll want to know who you are and what you’re all about.

Using Instagram as a Social Network

As previously mentioned, Instagram is all about visual sharing, so everybody’s main intention is to share and find only the best photos and videos. Every user profile has a “Followers” and “Following” count, which represents how many people they follow and how many other users are follow them.

Every user profile has a button you can tap to follow them. If a user has their profile set to private, they will need to approve your request first.

Keep in mind that when your profile is created and set to public, anyone can find and view your profile, along with all your photos and videos. Learn how to set yours to private if you only want the followers you approve to be able to see your posts.

Interacting on posts is fun and easy. You can double tap any post to “like” it or add a comment at the bottom. You can even click the arrow button to share it with someone via direct message.

If you want to find more friends or interesting accounts to follow, use the search tab (marked by the magnifying glass icon) to browse through tailored posts recommended to you.

You can also use the search bar at the top to look for specific users or hashtags.

Applying Filters and Editing Your Instagram Posts

Instagram has come a long way since its early days in terms of posting options. When it first launched in 2010, users could only post photos through the app and add filters without any extra editing features.

Today, you can post both directly through the app or from existing photos/videos on your device. You can also post both photos and videos up to one full minute in length, and you have a whole bunch of extra filter options plus the ability to tweak and edit.

When you tap the middle Instagram posting tab, you can select the camera or video icon to let the app know whether you want to post a photo or a video. Capture it through the app, or tap the photo/video preview box to pull up a previously captured one.

Instagram has up to 23 filters you can choose to apply to both photos and videos. By tapping the Edit option at the bottom of the photo editor, you can also apply editing effects that allow you to edit adjustments, brightness, contrast and structure. For videos, you can trim them and select a cover frame.

If you want to edit your photo or video within the Instagram app, simply tap the wrench icon and choose a feature from the bottom menu. You can adjust the contrast, warmth, saturation, highlights, shadows, vignette, tilt shift and sharpness.

Sharing Your Instagram Posts

After you’ve applied an optional filter and possibly made some edits, you’ll be taken to a tab where you can fill out a caption, tag other users to it, tag it to a geographical location and simultaneously post it to some of your other social networks.

Once it’s published, your followers will be able to view it and interact with in their feeds. You can always delete your posts or edit their details after you published them by tapping the three dots at the top.

You can configure your Instagram account to have photos posted on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Flickr. If these sharing configurations are all highlighted, as opposed to remaining gray and inactive, then all of your Instagram photos will automatically be posted to your social networks after you press Share. If you don’t want your photo shared on any particular social network, simply tap any one of them so that it’s gray and set to off.

Viewing and Publishing Instagram Stories

Instagram recently introduced its new Stories feature, which is a secondary feed that appears at the very top of your main feed. You can see it marked by little photo bubbles of the users you follow.

Tap any one of these bubbles to see that user’s story or stories that they published over the last 24 hours. If you’re familiar with Snapchat, then you’ll probably notice how similar Instagram’s stories feature is to it.

To publish your own story, all you have to do is tap your own photo bubble from the main feed or swipe right on any tab to access the stories camera tab. If you want to find out more about Instagram stories, check out this breakdown of how it differs from Snapchat.

Ready to Start Instagramming?

We could go on and on in extreme detail about every little thing there is to do and experience on Instagram, or we could just leave it here so that you can go try Instagram for yourself. Before you do though, make sure you take a look at the following extra recommended articles to really ramp up your Instagram presence as you get started:

by Elise Moreau

3. How do you create an Instagram account?

Instagram is a mobile app that you can download on iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as Windows Phone 8 and later. Keep in mind that you can only share photos and videos from the mobile app.

Create an Instagram account from the app:
  1. Download the Instagram app for iOS from the App Store, Android from Google Play Store or Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store.
  2. Once the app is installed, tap  to open it.
  3. Tap Sign Up, then enter your email address and tap Next. You can also tap Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
  4. If you register with email, create a username and password, fill out your profile info and then tap Done. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.
Create an Instagram account from a computer:
  1. Go to instagram.com.
  2. Enter your email address, create a username and password or click Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
  3. If you register with an email, click Sign up. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.
4. How do you update your profile information?
  1. Go to your profile by tapping 
  2. Tap Edit Profile
  3. Type in your new name, username, website, bio or private information, then tap Done or Save in the top right
5. How do you post a photo on Instagram?

To upload a photo or take a new one, first tap  at the bottom of the screen:

  • To upload a photo from your phone’s library, tap Library (iOS) or Gallery (Android) at the bottom of the screen and select the photo you’d like to share.
  • To take a new photo, tap Photo at the bottom of the screen then tap . You can tap  to switch between front and rear-facing cameras and  to adjust flash.

Once you’ve taken or uploaded a photo, you can add effects or filtersa caption and your location before posting. You can also post a video.

Note: You can’t take or upload photos from a desktop computer.

6. How do you post a video on Instagram?

To upload a video or record a new one, first tap  at the bottom of the screen:

  • To upload a video from your phone’s library, tap Library (iPhone) or Gallery (Android) at the bottom of the screen and select the video you’d like to share.
  • To record a video, tap Video at the bottom of the screen. Tap and hold  to start recording, and lift your finger to stop. You can tap and hold again to record multiple video clips and tap  to switch between cameras.

Keep in mind that the maximum video length is 60 seconds. Once you’ve recorded or uploaded a video, you can add a filtera caption and your location before sharing.

Note: You can’t take or upload videos from a desktop computer.

7. How do you add a caption before sharing my photo or video on Instagram?

To add a caption to your photo or video:

  1. Tap  at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Take a photo or video or choose one from your phone’s library.
  3. Tap Next. You can also add effects or filters.
  4. Tap Next again, and then tap Write a caption…
  5. Enter your caption and tap OK > Share (iPhone) or Share (Android).

Learn how to add or edit the caption of a photo or video you’ve already posted.

8. How do you add, edit or delete the caption of an existing Instagram post?

You can add a caption to a photo or video you’ve already shared, or edit or delete the caption you originally included. To add, edit or delete a caption:

  1. Tap  (iOS) or  (Android) above your photo or video.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Edit, delete or add a caption to your post, then tap Done (iOS) or  (Android).
9. How do you mention someone on Instagram?

To mention someone, type @ followed immediately by their username (example: “great photo, @shayne!”). Don’t include a space between @ and the username.

When you mention someone, they’ll get a notification in their Activity feed letting them know.

10. How do you apply effects to my Instagram photo?

You can edit photos you take or upload from your phone’s library. Once you’ve taken or uploaded a photo, tap Next then tap Edit at the bottom of the screen. Learn more about the effects you can create:

  • Tap Adjust to change the photo’s vertical or horizontal perspective.
  • Tap Brightness to make your photo brighter or darker.
  • Tap Contrast to make the bright areas of your photo brighter and the dark areas darker.
  • Tap Structure to bring out the detail and texture in your photo.
  • Tap Warmth to shift the colors of your photo toward warmer orange tones or cooler blue tones.
  • Tap Saturation to increase or decrease the color intensity of the image (example: adjust up to make the red redder).
  • Tap Color to add a color (yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, cyan or green) to either the shadows or highlights of your photo. Tap the color you want to use twice to adjust the strength of the color.
  • Tap Fade to give your photo an aged look.
  • Tap Highlights to adjust the focus on the bright areas of the image.
  • Tap Shadows to adjust focus on the dark areas of the image.
  • Tap Vignette to darken the edges of the photo. Adding a vignette can direct the attention away from the edges towards the center of the photo.
  • Tap Sharpen to add crispness to your photo and make the photo appear clearer.
  • Tap Tilt Shift to give the appearance of a shallow depth of field, or placing the focus on a subject in the background while blurring out the foreground and vice versa.
  • Tap  at the top to balance exposure and increase brightness.

In preview mode, a gray dot will appear below each of the effects you’ve applied to your photo. For example, a gray dot below Brightness means you’ve adjusted the brightness of your photo.

11. Who can like or comment on your photos and videos on Instagram?

Your account is public, anyone can like or comment on your photos and videos. If you want to prevent specific people from liking or commenting on your posts, you can block them.

If make your account private, you will be unable to complete this week’s assignment.

12. How do you use hashtags on Instagram?

You can add hashtags in the caption or comments of your post. If you have a public account and add hashtags to a post, the post will be visible on the corresponding hashtag page.

To tag a photo or video with a hashtag:

  1. Take or upload a photo or video.
  2. Choose to add a filter, then tap Next.
  3. Tap Write a caption… and type # followed by text or emoji (example: #flower).
  4. Tap Share.

If you want to add a hashtag to a post you’ve already uploaded, edit the caption or include your hashtag in a comment on your photo.

After you tag your post with a hashtag, you’ll be able to tap the hashtag to see a page that shows all photos and videos people have uploaded with that hashtag.

Things to keep in mind:

  • When people with private profiles tag posts, they won’t appear publicly on hashtag pages.
  • Numbers are allowed in hashtags. However, spaces and special characters, like $ or %, won’t work.
  • You can only tag your own posts. You can’t tag other people’s photos/videos.
  • You can use up to 30 tags on a post. If you include more than 30 tags on a single photo/video, your comment won’t post.
13. How do you follow a hashtag on Instagram?

You can follow hashtags on Instagram to stay connected with interests you care about.

To follow a hashtag:

  1. Tap any hashtag (example: #flower) you see on Instagram.
  2. Tap Follow. Once you follow a hashtag, you’ll see its photos and videos appear in feed.

To unfollow a hashtag, tap the hashtag and then tap Following. You may need to tap Unfollow to confirm.

Learn more about searching for hashtags and using hashtags on Instagram.

14. In what order do photos and videos appear on hashtag pages?

At the top of some hashtag pages you may see a section called Top Posts. Top posts appear on trending hashtags to show you some of the popular posts tagged with that hashtag.

In the Most Recent section, photos and videos appear in the order that they were posted.

Keep in mind that if you add a hashtag to a photo after it was posted, the photo will still appear on the hashtag page according to the time it was originally posted, not the time the hashtag was added.


Break and Slow Walk
Practice in order

Take a break for 12 hours (min)
To help your awareness flow, go outside for a slow walk.


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II. Do Set
Practice in order

All Do Set activities are completed on your personal course blog.
To find your course blog click on the Learner Blogs link on the menu bar at the top of this page.