This is smart in many ways, but mostly because it’s using the social network to share the report, and that it offers a quick news bite for those with short attention spans. (Of course, the Beeb directs followers to its main news site for those wanting more than a snack – sadly Instagram doesn’t allow users to hotlink.)
If you think about it, most Instagram users would be on their phone, and don’t have time to sit through a 2:00 report.
#Clever BBC, very smart.
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The men have not been arrested and are being tried in their absence. The Beirut car bombing killed 22 others, polarising Lebanon and leading to the withdrawal of Syrian troops. Read the full story at BBC.com/news. [We are experimenting with a short form news service we’re calling #Instafax. We’d love to hear what you think.]