Instagram thinks politicians don't know how to use Instagram, so they're sending someone to D.C. to teach them. Facebook, which owns the app, posted a job description for "an experienced leader to manage and execute relationships with governments, politicians and political influencers on how to best use Instagram." The person hired would work as a liaison between the company and "political public figures and their teams, focusing on connecting influencers to the global community in innovative ways." Possible topics to cover may include proper hash tagging and which filters work best for photos of Capitol Hill.
This isn't the first time a social media site has made a big push in D.C. Both Twitter and Facebook have people on the ground outreaching to the nation's leaders. And with the 2014 midterm elections coming up, members of Congress could use some help sharing endearing selfies with their constituents.
How do politicians use Instagram now? Surprisingly, a lot like the rest of us. Whereas Twitter and Facebook pages are used for promoting ideas and agendas, Instagram is more personal.
Speaker John Boehner joined last November and while most of his pictures consist of him meeting with important people in suits, there are a few personal photos. Here's an adorable photo of Boehner (left) with his older brother Bob: