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Follow the 2013 NFL Draft on Instagram

Later today, the National Football League (@nfl) Draft will kick off at Radio City Music Hall. The annual event is the main opportunity for teams to select eligible college football players for their rosters. Follow all of the action live on Instagram via the hashtags #nfldraft2013 and #nfldraft, or through Instagram photos from projected top draft picks and NFL teams:




Muslims Journey to Mecca for the Hajj (حج)

Spotlight Want to see more photos from this year’s Hajj? Search the hashtag #hajj, and visit the location page of The Holy Ka’aba.

Every year, between the the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, more than 3 million Muslims make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, or “pilgrimage.” All able-bodied Muslims who can afford to make the journey must do so once in their lifetime.

The Ka’aba, which translates to “The Cube,” is the most sacred site in Islam, and during the Hajj, it is circled counter-clockwise seven times.

The Hajj began last week, and ends on Monday.


Presidential candidates ask their supporters to “Commit to Vote” on Facebook.

The presidential campaigns both sent out emails to supporters today encouraging them to call upon the power of their Facebook friends to get out the vote ahead of Election Day. Both emails link to the candidates’ interactive Facebook applic


President Barack Obama’s email urged recipients to: “Reach out to your friends in Virginia and other battleground states…” and “Connect with your friends and urge them to commit to vote.” You can access the Obama app here:

The email from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign read: “You can make a defining difference by doing something as simple as reminding your Facebook friends and family to get out and vote for Mitt.” It also noted that the app “empowers you to rally your social networks to help clinch this election.” 

You can access Romney’s app here:


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