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Adventures in Snowy NYC with #brooklyndirectconnect

For more photos and videos from the meet-up, check out the #brooklyndirectconnect hashtag.

Just a day after the launch of Instagram Direct, New York City saw one of the first substantial snowfalls of this winter. Undeterred by the cold, a few intrepid Instagrammers decided to celebrate the snow by meeting up under the Manhattan Bridge.

As the snow began, NYC Instagrammer Danielle (@mimizinne) sent a video of herself walking through Prospect Park in the snow to a group of her friends with Instagram Direct. Her caption: “Bundle up guys. It’s cold outside.” In the span of a few minutes, the conversation around her video turned to ideas of getting together—and within a few hours, they had all gathered under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo. As Danielle explains, “For a lot of the people, I don’t have their phone numbers. It was a way to reach out to a bunch of people who I know through Instagram.” People on the thread invited their friends in turn, bringing together a group of new people excited about the beautiful snow in their city.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 10

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including what was likely the first InstaMeet in the DPRK, an InstaMeet in remembrance of Nelson Mandela and a special holiday InstaMeet and toy drive for those in need in Los Angeles (#givingpeerpressure). To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 9

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including the first ever White House InstaMeet (@WhiteHouse) in Washington, DC. While over in Kenya, the finale InstaWalk to round off the #Kenya365 project took place (browse the #Kenya365Reli). To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 8

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including a meet hosted by charity: water (@charitywater) on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge and a very hospitable group in Hong Kong who held a meet to welcome visiting Instagrammers from Russia. To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 7

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including an InstaMeet in Iceland and a San Diego, California meet-up that may have been the biggest InstaMeet yet. To see what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos for each meet’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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Exploring Archstoyanie with an InstaMeet

For more photos and videos from the festival, browse the #archstoyanie, #aрхстояние and #nikolalenivets hashtags.

Archstoyanie (Aрхстояние) 2013 is underway! Archstoyanie, a festival held in the small Russian village of Nikola-Lenivets (@nikolalenivets), has become one of the most important gatherings around Russian contemporary art today. As part of the kick-off, Archstoyanie held an InstaMeet led by Russian Instagammers @katia_mi and @russian_moscow.

The village boasts permanent, massive land sculptures that reflect the surrounding environment, and the festival also brings in new installations each year such as 2012’s "Fast Track" trampoline. This year’s festival features 13 projects that synthesize space and sound.

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InstaMeet Roundup | 6

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Over the past several weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and videos and share them on Instagram, including a special gathering hosted by the First Lady of Indonesia, Ani Yudhoyono (@aniyudhoyono). We also saw what was perhaps the first InstaMeet held in Russia! To get a peek at what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos on each city’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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Worldwide InstaMeet 7

Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Last weekend, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to explore, capture moments and share them on Instagram. To get a peek at what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos on each city’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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This Weekend: Worldwide Instameet 7

For more information on how to find a group of Instagrammers near you, visit http://www.meetup.com/Instagram and be sure to keep an eye on our InstaMeets page.

We’re putting the Weekend Hashtag Project on hold this weekend. Instead, we’re challenging people around the world to participate in the the seventh Worldwide InstaMeet! Grab a few good friends or meet up with a larger group in your area and share your BEST photographs and videos from the walk with the #WorldwideInstaMeet hashtag for a chance to be featured on our blog Monday morning! Be sure to include the name of the location where your event took place along with your InstaMeet’s designated hashtag in your caption.

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Participate in the Seventh Worldwide InstaMeet

This weekend (June 28-30), we’re challenging people around the globe to participate in the the seventh Worldwide InstaMeet! Organizing is easy: grab some Instagram friends, pick a location and add a hashtag to the photos and videos you share that’s unique to your InstaMeet! Learn more at blog.instagram.com/instameets and meetup.com/instagram.