I've discovered that Instagram is one of the best ways to network. I'm not in touch with my friends as much as I follow businesses and various bloggers. It's a great way to find like minded people. I've got in touch with many local artists and Etsy shop owners by doing what I love to do which is to photograph anything that catches my eye, warms my heart, and makes my day. These photos I take constantly would just sit on my iphone and now they are a collection that can be shared with the world. Here is a great example of a post on Diablo Magazine's Blog. They look for #eastbay Instagramers and share their photos. Diablo Mag. shared a photo of mine I had taken at a yummy restaurant in Berkeley on my birthday called Jupiter. This is a perfect way to promote local businesses and get the community involved. So fun!