Instagram’s the best. Where else can you find out the best place to get a hipster kebab AND take a terrifying white-water raft ride AND be subjected to endless Kardashian selfies all in a single scroll.
Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook… yeah yeah, sure, alright, shut up. But still, Instagram is one of the best places for brands to experiment with short-form video, without wading through the millennial mire that is Snapchat.
And now that Instagram allows you a full minute to play with, along with a choice of any image ratio, the only restraints you have are the ones caused by your own lack of imagination.
That’s where we come in…
These are some of the best Instagram videos from the last six months, collected to inspire and motivate you. Although if you’re only inspired by the Red Bull one, you’ll just be motivated to ring for an ambulance.
You know how back at the beginning of the 20th century when people watched the footage of the train coming towards them at the cinema and they jumped out of the way? Try NOT doing exactly that while watching this, you Edwardian fool.
One man lost his eyesight, the other his arms, but together they’ve teamed up to plant over 1,000 trees. What did you do today? Read an article about branded Instagrams. Good for you. Have another biscuit.
One man lost his eyesight, the other his arms, but together they’ve teamed up to plant over 1,000 trees, helping to preserve their forest in rural #China. This goes beyond pollution, climate and Mother Nature, this is a story proving anyone + everyone can change the world. Follow the link in our bio for the full story. #GoPro #GoProForaCause # #instagood #inspiration #feelgood
A video posted by gopro (@gopro) on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT
You know what it’s like. Every Pi Day you walk into your favourite greeting card store, are presented with an array of a thousand different Pi Day cards, then you end up buying the same one that your partner gets you. When will you learn? It doesn’t help that there’s only ever one good choice. You know, the one with the pie.
Just remember that no matter how terrible the world is, there will always be LEGO and Star Wars. Until we run completely out of natural resources because of the sheer volume of plastic needed to make both.
National Geographic regularly publishes equally the most beautiful and most grotesque things in nature (normally larvae based), but sometimes you just want to kick back and watch a few cowboys ride across the sunset. Next, a crab-spider eating its own babies.
Video @ladzinski / ▶️📽3 Cowboys from the Chef Family taking a morning ride at the foot of the #missionMountains near their ranch in Montana on a rainy morning. This unexpected ray of light lasted mere minutes, lighting up the sky and letting you know how beautiful of a world we live in. @3stringsproductions
Pfft. Third attempt. Rubbish.
This is all wrong. The patty should be round, and the cheese should be square. Amateurs. No I’ll still eat the burger, don’t take it away. Please! I shouldn’t have complained. I’m sorry.
Ikea: the last company in the world you’d expect furious punk and a botched kick-flip from. Now go try and get away with both those things in your local branch. I guarantee you’ll be marched out and banned from ever owning a VITTSJÖ ever again.
Well this is going to make tying my laces very difficult indeed. As well as co-ordinating my outfit. Nike’s future-science division may have to rethink this groundbreaking new shoe.
It says BTW btw.
I won’t say what I would have written.
Meanwhile a 30 year-old grown male panics that he may not be able to resell it on eBay now.
Tim Peake has now returned to the UK after months of blissful space travel. He is planning on going back into space IMMEDIATELY.
British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) posted this video and wrote, 'Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time #Principia #timelapse.' Astronauts capture photographs and video of the Earth from the International Space Station (@ISS) routinely. The station is a unique place – a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. It is a microgravity laboratory in which an international crew of six people live and work while traveling at a speed of 17,500 mph, orbiting Earth every 90 minutes. Image Credit: ESA #nasa #esa #iss #space #lightning #spacestation #science #earth
Guinness World Records
Terrifying. Run. No run quicker than that! Oh it got you already. Oh and it’s rearranged all your limbs. Wow, all within 5 seconds though, which I guess must be another record of some sort? I’ll go check…
New record: Fastest robot to solve a Rubik's Cube. With an incredible new record time of 0.887 seconds, congratulations to Germany's Albert Beer and his lightning speed robot 'Sub1'. Mike Dobson and David Gilday's 'Cubestomer 3' held the record of 3.253 seconds until October 2015 when it was broken by Zackary Gromko's robot with a time of 2.39 seconds. Then a new record was confirmed for Jay Flatland and Paul Rose with 0.9 seconds just a few weeks ago. Now a new contender has stepped up to take the crown! #rubikscube #rubiks #guinnessworldrecords #officiallyamazing #robotics #science #robot #germany #tech #technology
Surfing straight into your mouth, and dripping luxuriously into your heart.
Flixel create cinemagraphs, which are like Gifs but it’s only one small section of the image that moves. They’re very subtle and don’t take up too much of your load speed. Here is Flixel’s most popular image ever… closely followed by Donald Trump’s wig flapping wildly in a gentle breeze.
Running, football and smelling good. Three concepts sadly beyond my understanding.
Yeah great that makes me feel much better ffs.
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Twitter's own statistics say that videos are six times more likely to be retweeted than photos, and three times more likely than GIFs. But what is it that makes video on Twitter so effective?
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