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

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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 (four years ago) Permalink

xp joe otm

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

i mean that being said 1 billion dollars is hilarious

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

i want a billion dollars

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

have you considered making an 'app'

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

brb making an app

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

won*

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

so they paid like 35 bucks per user

still smh

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

they paid $1 per photograph too

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

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

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

and only $55 million per filter

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

er, Instagram not hipstamatic. (but them too)

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

collapps

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

a billion chinese, mark

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

hipstamatic's problem is that it's called hipstamatic

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

I dunno, everything has a stupid name these days

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

he was 100% serious too

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

that sounds kinda fun xp

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

challaps

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

well everyone pretty clearly looked the wrong way on groupon

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

sorry already sued you plz pay 1 billion dollars

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

xxp Fortunately I foresaw this and invented a currency called 'snoball dollars' - current exchange rate is about a trillion snoball dollars to the US$.

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:45 (four 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 (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

people talk abt this all the time at least in the tech media, maybe its not as much of a mainstream story because most of these companies are still privately held where the 1st tech bubble was all in the stock market

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

hearing people who just want to develop shit for money talk irl scares the fuck out of me

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't know if you can call this a bubble, there is srs, srs money in having detailed personal information on every single human in america, but there will be a limited number of winners

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I always feel like I should ask them if they've ever asked themselves why they're alive but then again I post on the internet so who g'saf

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I wanted to design a bar bingo app that could be tailored to fit whatever kind of bar you're at

a) I don't know how to program
b) I figured it would have to be social with leaderboards and Foursquare type coupons from bars and shit, but I don't know to do it
c) there are probably already 40 of these

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

hint: the public won't be one of the winners.

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

well the first internet bubble had the same qualities -- legit value underneath some of it, limited number of winners.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

also I only hang out in dive bars, so the bingo app would be limited for pretty much everything else

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah but the original internet bubble was built on assuming things about the way people were gonna use the internet that were wayyy out of line w/ how the internet was being used at the time.

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:49 (four 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.

er, Instagram not hipstamatic. (but them too)

from what I understand (e.g. reading one article on some camera blog) the Instagram photos aren't good enough to make prints off of. they're just web quality. (might be a bandwidth thing, even at the quality they are now it takes forever to load your feed and you have to have a good connection on your phone)

Hipstamatic photos are saved at higher quality and they do offer prints

dmr, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

i have a bunch of app ideas, feel free to PM me if u are a VC

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't know if you can call this a bubble, there is srs, srs money in having detailed personal information on every single human in america, but there will be a limited number of winners

― iatee, Monday, April 9, 2012 2:47 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i mean big companies came out of the last bubble too, maybe its just all ~creative destruction~ & the gamification of reality

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

the number of photos shared on average by each Instagram user fell

Weird wording there. When I think of "share", I think of what you do on Facebook with someone else's content or retweeting something on Twitter.

People "post" their photos on Instagram, and I get the idea what the writer is saying. There's a share button, but I rarely, rarely ever see it used by anyone.

pplains, Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Under 21 folks I know seem to mostly just use snapchat.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 June 2016 17:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Music geeks keep posting pics and video clips of gigs on Instagram as well as via other social media outlets

curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 June 2016 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Anyone know if you can upload to instagram from your laptop? I've found a few software packages on google but thought I'd check if any of you have used them first.

Chris, Sunday, 3 July 2016 01:37 (one month ago) Permalink

The new non-chronologic algorithm combined with an explosion of ads in my feed (every 2-3 pix?) pretty much turned me off of IG.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 3 July 2016 01:45 (one month ago) Permalink

I usually scroll down until I hit one that I've already seen.

So now with the new algorithm, I hardly spend any time at all on Instagram!

pplains, Sunday, 3 July 2016 03:04 (one month ago) Permalink

That article also links to an article saying that facebook users have been sharing less of their personal lives, which is an interesting development that accords with my observations -- people have gotten a lot more selective inasmuch as there's no longer any novelty to just saying whatever the fuck you're doing/eating/thinking right now.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Had a recent FB request from *takes a deep breath* the father of the mother of my daughter's best friend, the kid's maternal grandfather.

pplains, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Have never met him, btw.

pplains, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:08 (one month ago) Permalink

instagram is gd imo. like it is something you read when you are in a queue to access memes + screenshotted details of interesting internet information + then just cool world glimpses. abbott wrote something in another thread abt the virtue of smartphones being how you can foto the weird shit that stumbles into yr view while you are out of the house, + instagram is the repository for this at the moment i think.

i get kinda hazy abt [platform] is dying !!! hysteria bc it is like ... like websites are dying ... which they are .. but also they are not ... meaningfully dying ... i can read a website ... lots of websites ... instagram is fine ... it's fine. you know

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:28 (one month ago) Permalink

also oh my god have you seen this cat ?
i lose my mind, it's like lolita for me, i did not know i cd feel this way abt a cat !!!

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:37 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.instagram.com/p/BExQ1Xbwb4U/

where are you guys getting this content if not #instagram

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:42 (one month ago) Permalink

#kitty #kitten #neko #pet #katze #instasize #catsragram #ig_catphoto #animal #scottishfold #gato

oculus lump (contenderizer), Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:59 (one month ago) Permalink


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