Facebook and Twitter have come up with some great toys this election season. So who would have thought the Cinderella social media star of Election Day would be Instagram and seven states' prohibition against using it or other photography apps at polling sites.
Warnings against using the smartphone photo app to document your ballot have been flying across the Internet since early Tuesday morning. As polls closed some of the warnings had turned to satire.
Here are some of our favorites:
URGENT: IF YOU INSTAGRAM YOUR BALLOT DO NOT USE 1977 FILTER OR YOU WILL CAST VOTE FOR CARTER/MONDALE— rob whisman (@robwhisman) November 6, 2012
You know what's a first world problem? Figuring out if you can instagram your ballot.— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) November 6, 2012
Putting a photo of your ballot on Instagram is illegal. Only pictures of food are legally allowed on Instagram. on.cc.com/QlgKjB— Indecision (@indecision) November 6, 2012
Good thing they give you those privacy screens when you fill out your ballot so you can instagram it in peace, right?— John Jannuzzi (@johnjannuzzi) November 6, 2012