Instagram record to connect real people

Instagram record to connect real people

Published: 25 September 2014

Instagram record to connect real people
Berrinba Wetlands

In an increasingly digital world, many people are concerned that social media's rise in prominence is fast replacing the importance of real-life social interactions.

A world-record attempt on Saturday 4 October will bring the two worlds together in a unique and creative way, with the City of Logan hosting its first Instameet at Berrinba Wetlands. 

An Instameet is an event where a group of people gather together at a pre-determined location to socialise, take photos and share their images on-line via Instagram.

Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee Assistant Chair, Councillor Steve Swenson (Division 3), said the City of Logan Instameet would be one of approximately 70 held in Queensland on the day. 

"People across the state will be sharing their images in an attempt to set a new world-record," he said.

"This is a great way to showcase our natural beauty around the globe and the City of Logan is excited to be involved.

"It will also provide an opportunity for locals to come together and make new friends while enjoying the great outdoors."  

The Instameet will be held from 8am to 10am on Saturday 4 October starting from the interpretive centre located at Wayne Goss Dr, Browns Plains.

Councillor Graham Able (Division 5) said the walking tracks and circuits of the picturesque Berrinba Wetlands was the perfect location for local photographers to capture the beauty of the area.

"Berrinba Wetlands stretches across 80 hectares and features more than 8 kilometres of shared walking and riding tracks, a viewing platform, five bridges and 100 nesting boxes for wildlife," he said.

One of Australia's most prolific Instagram users, Lauren Bath, recently visited the City of Logan and shared a series of images with her 370,000 followers. 

"Early this year I was fortunate enough to spend a week exploring my own backyard with a group of my Instagram pals," she said.

"One of my stops was Logan and I was amazed to discover many hidden gems including the Berrinba Wetlands and the Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary."

The Visit Logan Instameet will provide a fantastic family activity with parents and children able to enjoy the outdoors and learn about photography.  

For more information on the City of Logan Instameet and the Queensland world-record attempt visit
www.visitlogan.com.au/instameet or www.queensland.com/instameet