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

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but yeah I generally find it annoying when people put those cheap instagram-type filters on their photos. The iPhone camera takes such nice photos so easily, and people ruin them with this hazy nostalgia bullshit.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Exactly my thoughts.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

iphone camera (at least anything before the 4S) kinda sucks

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't want to yell 'internet bubble' cause clearly fb and twitter and some things have a value that couldn't really have existed 10 years ago but this is just...a camera filter

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

wasn't there another identical thing called hipstamatic?

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

fb and google do this kinda thing all the time tho? buying up technology to integrate it into their own platforms... not that i'm saying instagram is worth ONE BILLION DOLLARS *dr evil pinky* but it's kinda their m.o.

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah but why do you even need to 'buy up that technology', do they really have a patent on hipster-camera-filters? as hurting said they're not even the first to do this

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

my guess would be that instagram was working on some kind of expansion and fb caught wind of it and just decided to snatch whatever up whatever it was

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

instagram's "value" such as it is is in the social network aspect, not the filter aspect

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is just...a camera filter

― iatee, Monday, April 9, 2012 2:27 PM (40 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

naw its a rapidly growing social network w/50m users whos main utility photo sharing is also facebooks main utility - idk abt the price but its obvs why facebook felt they needed to eat them

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah I guess it makes more sense in that context

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

I have never used it so I just see the pics *on* fb

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

ha guessing you all are not instagram users lol xp

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

really its "buying" 30 million users + ownership of the most popular photo-sharing social network. facebook loves photos b/c theyre significantly more interesting than links or status updates, as measured by the # of ppl who click on them and the amount of time they spned

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp joe otm

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

i mean that being said 1 billion dollars is hilarious

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

i want a billion dollars

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

have you considered making an 'app'

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

brb making an app

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

wasn't there another identical thing called hipstamatic?

hipstamatic started out as just a camera filter app. they added on social stuff later after instagram took off.

or what max and joe said.

dmr, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

if i had one the mega millions i would've bought scoopsnoodle for $1 million

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

won*

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

so they paid like 35 bucks per user

still smh

the late great, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

no wonder my kids don't want to study math, obviously careers are for fools, i should be sitting around brainstorming the next killer social media platform

the late great, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

number of instagram users should be getting a big bump up now that they have it for android too, the fact that they have as many users as they do and it was iphone only until last week is kinda crazy

dmr, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

they paid $1 per photograph too

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

its hilarious b/c its so overvalued, but also because like "one billion" is such a funny number

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

~1million new instagram users is the first 24 hours of andriod

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

and only $55 million per filter

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

so really this is just fb being really, really, really risk averse w/r/t competition

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

hipstamatic could integrate a lot of products (books, prints, postcards) relatively easily. God knows if they'd actually make any money off of them, though.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've met so many people in the past couple years who just want collab on apps

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

er, Instagram not hipstamatic. (but them too)

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

collapps

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

a billion chinese, mark

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

hipstamatic's problem is that it's called hipstamatic

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, everything has a stupid name these days

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

did I post about how I met one dude who wanted to create some kind of app where you could trade stocks within some graphic framework that had lasers and explosions, like you are in some sort of virtual high octane vid game action movie etrade world or something

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

he was 100% serious too

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

so they paid like 35 bucks per user

― the late great, Monday, April 9, 2012 2:37 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i wonder if part of facebooks thinking is theyre abt to go public and theyll be getting more than $35 per user so they could actually make money off the deal as soon as they ipo

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

that sounds kinda fun xp

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've not read anything about this being Internet Bubble 2.0 only for billions more - am I just not seeing it, or is everyone just kinda looking the other way?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

challaps

flopson, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

How about an app where you can share your challops with your friends? Call it 'challapp'.

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

instagram is also a big image service for twitter users so its a way for facebook to get some inroads to twitter

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp oh balls flopson got there first plz don't sue me

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

well everyone pretty clearly looked the wrong way on groupon

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

sorry already sued you plz pay 1 billion dollars

flopson, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've not read anything about this being Internet Bubble 2.0 only for billions more - am I just not seeing it, or is everyone just kinda looking the other way?

― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, April 9, 2012 2:43 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

no this is definitely talked about in the financial press, with the same kind of hedgy language that you probably see before any bubble burts, although tbf this actually isn't really as big a bubble in terms of sheer numbers of ridiculously valued companies.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

the other guy who was trying to get me to collapps was using the "fart app" from a while ago (that got bought for like a milli) as his example over and over of what is possible, like it was the pinnacle of apps, or for some reason it was the perfect app to explain every part of his ideas w/

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

So crushin'

calstars, Friday, 16 January 2015 23:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hey y’all! I have been taking pictures and posting them to this thing. Here’s a link to my profile: http://shoutkey.com/drawbridge

markers, Monday, 26 January 2015 19:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

If a thing happens and isn't shared, did it really happen?

calstars, Sunday, 5 July 2015 20:17 (11 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

love it

Can we start the igram backlash yet?

calstars, Sunday, 6 September 2015 21:25 (9 months ago) Permalink

on public transportation in nyc, people are inevitably looking at either igram or fbook

calstars, Sunday, 6 September 2015 21:26 (9 months ago) Permalink

I've said it elsewhere, but the new Instagram location feature is the best.

Here's the Reno Walmart, one of the nearest box stores to #burningman.

pplains, Sunday, 6 September 2015 21:40 (9 months ago) Permalink

What's new about the location feature?

calstars, Sunday, 6 September 2015 23:27 (9 months ago) Permalink

You couldn't search it before.

You could click a location if you saw it on a pic, but you couldn't query it.

pplains, Monday, 7 September 2015 01:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

way too many ads now :/

Spottie, Monday, 1 February 2016 18:25 (4 months ago) Permalink

I haven't seen a single one yet

calstars, Monday, 1 February 2016 20:39 (4 months ago) Permalink

what? how

Spottie, Monday, 1 February 2016 21:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

I see sponsored post ads, but some of the folks I follow on Instagram are basically posting ads anyway (but they are ones I want to see)-- just for DC go-go gigs, New Orleans brass ones, afrobeat/afropop dj nights, etc.

curmudgeon, Monday, 1 February 2016 21:42 (4 months ago) Permalink

I get a ton of ads now. never used to until a couple months back maybe.

kind of getting done with instagram i think.

Cornelius Pardew (jim in glasgow), Monday, 1 February 2016 21:49 (4 months ago) Permalink

and there's only so many times I can share photos of my cat, weird graffiti, sunset over the ocean, or some mountains.

Cornelius Pardew (jim in glasgow), Monday, 1 February 2016 21:50 (4 months ago) Permalink

I've never seen an ad on the 'stagram

glandular lansbury (sic), Monday, 1 February 2016 21:50 (4 months ago) Permalink

hmm. wonder what the reason behind some of us getting ads and others not. im on android.

Cornelius Pardew (jim in glasgow), Monday, 1 February 2016 21:56 (4 months ago) Permalink

these are all in my feed within the last 12 hours

Spottie, Monday, 1 February 2016 22:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

maybe a function of how many followers or posts or followers you have. I have under 10 of all of those. iPhone.

calstars, Monday, 1 February 2016 23:20 (4 months ago) Permalink

*people you follow

calstars, Monday, 1 February 2016 23:20 (4 months ago) Permalink

Sidestepping from the advert discussion, a thriller series is playing uniquely on Instagram this month via 15-second video posts each day, plus accompanying photos... http://www.shield5.com

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Monday, 1 February 2016 23:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

i have iPhone and a few hundred posts/followers/following.

Spottie, Monday, 1 February 2016 23:34 (4 months ago) Permalink

Plenty of adverts here, but they're not too obnoxious yet.

Instagram advertising is a straightforward option when making Facebook adverts and sponsored/boosted posts nowadays. Tried it once so far as an experiment, but Instagram still works well organically, so we haven't found the need yet.

NWOFHM! Overlord (krakow), Monday, 1 February 2016 23:47 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

this is probably the first major trend that I managed to miss entirely before everyone was not only on it but already in backlash
i kinda hate primary visually oriented communication.

ulysses, Monday, 21 March 2016 06:37 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGKzgF5AROq/

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 3 June 2016 02:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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