I am so not "getting" this Instagram thing / do you guys want to look at each others pictures?

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max, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

thomp your individual experience on fb is probably not something you should consider representative of a half billion people

iatee, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know, possibly it's because fb came in when i was an undergrad, and since then i have spend three years dicking around then gone back to school (sigh) -- it seems like everyone i have known in my 20s has been more contactable via facebook than via any other internet medium, and uses that for making most of the arrangements about their social lives. probably these people would stop if facebook suddenly turned into timbernersleebook overnight but i still don't think it is true that graphical dingdongs are a large part of the appeal

ha, xpost

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

well myspace actually had younger users, fb had elitism

― iatee, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:42 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

myspace was also very susceptible to spam and general ugliness. myspace pages became kind of miserable. and they got bought by a company that proabably had the least idea of anyone what to do with it.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah IME people actually do use facebook for a lot of important shit. For example, it's become the central repository of photographs of my baby for three generations of family spread across the globe.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

also (mainly bcz i don't have any friends) my 'individual facebook experience' is more like:

- open facebook
- click on qrank
- refresh until qrank actually works
- play qrank
- close facebook
- hate myself

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly my Israeli grandfather-in-law gets on fb and posts shit like "thek you for sending the puctures to us"

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

- open facebook
- is anyone else in my life actually doing something more interesting than me
- comment on that thing
- post a picture of my cat

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't understand what FB has gotten wrong with pictures and mobile picture uploads? It's easy to upload from my phone when I want to, and I'm constantly seeing other peoples' pictures (until I unsubscribe from Photos of Y)

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

edward III, do you use fb mobile through the app or via their web interface on the phone?

― akm, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:09 AM (1 hour ago)

thru the app... I know you can go into desktop mode on the browser vers to share but it's such a basic function idk why the app can't do it (attn hackers, prolly an attack surface)

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I don't know how it is from other phones but on an iPhone it's very easy to take a photo and send it straight to facebook as it is if you have the app.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

The thing is, every camera app on iOS that lets you post images to facebook does it better than facebook itself.

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Facebook app is truly terrible for posting photos

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, it is not at all difficult, and compared to a few years ago, it's like... damn! I can put pictures on facebook

then you use instagram or camera+ or something and it's like two button pushes and one of them was the actual click to take the picture

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't basically all android phones have 'share to facebook' as an option whenever you take a photo via the onboard camera app? it had never occurred to me to try and put photos on facebook via the facebook app

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

having looked it is remarkably difficult to do that

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh I actually assumed the "share to facebook" option on the iphone was a result of installing the app. Maybe it's just the iphone.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm actually just like my older relatives in that i didn't really start using facebook until my wife and all our other friends/relatives started using that as the primary place to share pictures of our/their kids. like if anyone sends me messages on FB i'm like "here's my e-mail address, let's talk there" but i'll actually go on FB to see the pictures everyone put up of the easter egg hunt we had the other day. so i totally get the whole photocentric facebook experience thing.

some dude, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh I actually assumed the "share to facebook" option on the iphone was a result of installing the app. Maybe it's just the iphone.

― i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:02 PM (22 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this option does not exist on the native camera app, u can tweet tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

mainly what i have learnt from this is that america has a thing called a 'macaroni grill'

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's the destination of choice for out-of-towners to go for a "fancy" meal. It eclipsed Olive Garden in this aspect a few years ago.

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

every time i hear about one of these things i go 'that is ridiculous' and then i go to the website and look at every item on the menu and go, okay, i'd eat that

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently they will deep fry little balls of mac and cheese and serve them to you with a truffle dip

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that part is probably pretty ok

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

some foreigners should come over and make one of those fish out of water docs abt all the amazing casual dining chains America has to offer

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

We really do have the fat+sugar balance to a point where you're like "man this food is made of total bullshit but I feel like I should finish this oversized platter"

mh, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there any way i can volunteer to take this particular carbohydrate bullet

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

god, they have a whole selection of random things they've fried and put on a plate with a dip and it's called 'italian tapas'

thomp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I assume the lack of Share to FB in the iPhone camera is Apple's fault.

Seems like a standalone FB camera app would have cost less than a billi.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It absolutely would, just like Dailymotion could've been had for less than Youtube. EXCEPT, people actually use Youtube.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't see those as equivalent. People don't use DailyMotion to put stuff on Youtube. YouTube is a content hub, Instagram isn't.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Instagram IS a content hub, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

one thing I kind of wonder as an aside is why Vimeo, which is so much nicer than Youtube, wound up not really taking off, or at least I think it didn't

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

vimeo is high class youtube

swaghand (dayo), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that Vimeo markets itself more to filmmakers and proper productions whereas Youtube has always been the place people upload phonecam footage. The world is big enough for both to exist imo.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk but youtube seems to have integrated 'social' much better w/ video responses and vlogs and stuff

vimeo is where you go to show off that cute little short you made w/ an illegal copy of final cut pro you copped from your film school grad roommates

swaghand (dayo), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah maybe vimeo's model is to stay higher quality and more specialized and limited.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

youtube was the first video site whos player worked good, end of story

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^

some dude, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

youtube's player still works like crap though : (

swaghand (dayo), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

it works good tho

am0n, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't sign up to the instagram thing before because i thought you it did everything with that horrible filter that makes all photos look identical

signed up yesterday, immediately saw why fb considered this a threat, interface is great and more importantly i saw friends on there using it regularly, that aren't really on fb so much

where does this leave flickr? feel like really this should be been flickr. I'm a flickr user, i like the user base - not quite sure what i want - i shoot film too - i guess will use both but in different ways

coal, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

will not ever use this after seeing all the Bieber fans photos on tweeter. eurgh creepy fuckers.

PSOD (Ste), Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn tweens with their pop idols *shakes fist*

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

they will deep fry little balls of mac and cheese

not on topic but I must emphasize that deep fried mac and cheese is properly served in wedges, not balls

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://allthingsd.com/20120423/that-1b-for-instagram-that-would-be-23m-shares-of-facebook-and-300m-in-cash-plus-a-200m-termination-fee/

So apparently the $1B = $300m cash plus 23m shares (which would make the shares worth $31/each and value Facebook at $77B if the numbers are right)

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

With all due respect to anyone here who's done this, stop posting snapshots of album covers or whatever the hell is playing on your iTunes.

pplains, Saturday, 28 April 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

So how many people are going to migrate over to the Flickr app?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

tbh I don't really care if instagram 'makes money' from my pictures, I don't put my best work on there

乒乓, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, if they ever saw fit to use some crap I'd posted on there, then they'd really be scraping the barrel. However, whenever everybody ends up in one place and then decides to scatter, it's nice to have a (mostly) unanimous landing spot.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink


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