What's the big deal about Instagram?
So, there's apparently a whole lot of drama about Instagram going to Android, but honestly, I never understood the appeal in the first place. I don't see much value in creating mobile-only social networks, which is also why I never got into BBM or Path. If I'm going to bother sharing pictures, I'll want to share it to all of my friends, or failing that, themed communities like Foodspotter.
To be honest, I'm not too surprised about the outcry from some iOS users; by creating an insulated social network, Instagram was naturally engendering a clique-y, elitist mindset. Maybe those of you active on Instagram can help clarify things a bit, particularly on what the appeal is of the app versus some generic photo app with filters and just sharing to Facebook.
- 04-04-2012, 11:50 AM #2
- 04-04-2012, 11:54 AM #3
- 04-04-2012, 03:32 PM #4
For me it's cool to look through and share pics. If someone sends me a flicker link with 100 pics I'm not going to look at them, it's to many. Just to be able to scroll thought 20 or 30 pics throughout the day is good.
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- 04-04-2012, 06:39 PM #5
- 04-04-2012, 06:42 PM #6iPhone Intermediate
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its also like when facebook used to be for college students only.
but honestly, the drama is STUPID.
i personally love instagram because its another way to share my life with people. being "mobile only" does suck...but it allowed me to reach people OUTSIDE of my regular network. i have around 350 followers and growing...and probably less than 50 of those followers are from facebook.