Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 18:09 UTC
Internet & Networking I hate when I have to report on stuff I just don't care about. However, it's big news, because for some reason I'm not particularly privy to, this photosharing service is more popular than god. Yes, Facebook has acquired Instagram. Update: "At the end of the day, that's what Instagram filters are: a crutch, a misguided replacement for a properly composed shot and a decent sensor."
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Analogy
by fretinator on Tue 10th Apr 2012 15:25 UTC
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2005-07-06

"At the end of the day, that's what Instagram filters are: a crutch, a misguided replacement for a properly composed shot and a decent sensor."


Rather elitist language that probably defines the difference between us poor barefoot 'puter users, and the wise, all-knowing IT heroes.

Actually, I'm more in the later category, but I do understand the average user. The have a phone they got at Radio Shack. They snap a photo. Apps like Instagram give them a way to do something cool. Sure, they could take photo classes, and buy a better camera when extra money comes floating in the mail box, but for now, Instagram works for them.

I don't use Instagram, and am not that big on photo's in general. However, one thing I learned from an introductory Psychology class is that you do not go around kicking the crutches out from under people until they no longer need them.

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RE: Analogy
by Soulbender on Wed 11th Apr 2012 05:36 in reply to "Analogy"
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2005-08-18

poor barefoot 'puter users, and the wise, all-knowing IT heroes.


I have a feeling those all-knowing IT heroes doesn't know as much about photography as they think.

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