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

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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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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

otm a lot of people just use it as a less annoying Plixi with square cropping

dmr, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why are the pictures people take worth so much to Facebook and Instagram?

I assume that this is a big part of it. In 2092, the U.S. Department of Commerce with the Bureau of Census and Online Media will release the first installment of the 2020 Tumblr and Facebook profiles.

pplains, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Instagram makes full-resolution (for the iPhone/iPad camera and given the square crop) files. They should be good for 8x8 prints now.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Instagram filters can be bad, but square is a more sensible format for what people use cell phones for than the oddball vertical format of the iPhone.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw instagram has like 15 employees everyone

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

yeah I agree but the underlying assumptions about what was going to happen in the late 90s seemed 'more optimistic' than they do today, which allowed for a bigger bubble. there def will be winners and the giants today are a lot more savvy than the giants back then.

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"gamification of reality" hopefully also a bubble

the late great, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

reality is a bubble

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why are the pictures people take worth so much to Facebook and Instagram?

When you post a picture on Instagram and then share it with your friends, Instagram know who your friends are, and can build up a map of who knows who. And this is worth $$$, somehow.

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

because Facebook and now Instagram are really just NSA fronts

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

its all data mining to figure out who to strip search is the bottom line

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think one way the social shit might end up looking more like a bubble is if a large and sustained campaign for privacy builds.

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

was twitter ever valued at one billion dollars

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

facebok wants peoples pictures because people click on photos more than text updates and links, and they spend more time looking at photos

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

also I'm not that surprised considering Draw Something sold for like $200 million a few weeks ago

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just saw on Twitter: "Facebook buying Instagram to provide seamless integration between photos of your dinner and the people who don't want to see them."

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

p sure fb bought instagram so they could insert a crude drawing of a penis into everybody's pictures, good prank zuck

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean im sure theres some kind of data mining aspect but mostly its an engagement thing. photos mean more time spent on facebook and more links followed.

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

was twitter ever valued at one billion dollars

― swaghand (dayo), Monday, April 9, 2012 3:02 PM (4 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

im sure its currently more

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think draw something was pretty similar to this in that zynga saw it as a potential large game company and just wanted to squash it

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

brb coding 'twitter shitter' app

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

was twitter ever valued at one billion dollars

― swaghand (dayo), Monday, April 9, 2012 3:02 PM (4 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

im sure its currently more

― lag∞n, Monday, April 9, 2012 3:03 PM (0 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

7b internet says

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

they could have saved $200m by just playing draw something and realizing how it gets boring after like 2 days but instead they just looked at how many users it had and wrote a check

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the backlash over this is p funny and extremely pointless. But yeah i suppose some people just need something to talk about.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

7b tweets

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine who works in tech told me the thing about facebook increasingly being seen as "for old people" by the young and I kind of didn't believe it, but now I can totally see it becoming the AOL of tomorrow.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

what was yahoo gonna get sold at back when companies still wanted to buy yahoo

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

that almost gives me hope for the future, kids can take down this awful company

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean it's just the inevitable thing of it being impossible for something to stay cool and also have your mom on it.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

it'll be replaced by some justin-bieber-social-network or something but still

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

brb coding 'twitter shitter' app

― they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, April 9, 2012 3:04 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Too late dawg http://www.getshitter.com/

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

obviously that means fb needs to branch out with exciting new hip variants like facebook: code red and facebook: baja blast

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think hating on Facebook is probably the cool thing among the young, but yeah those ppl also have to check their phone every time someone comments on a post like 10x a day.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would love it if 29,999,997 Instagram users stopped using Instagram tomorrow in disgust, meaning that Facebook has paid $1B for 3 people's details.

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw whatever Twitter is valued at their cash flow is balls. The company I work for just ventured into the world of Twitter advertising (or "promoted products" lol) and they expect all their advertisers to be never-ending money faucets.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too late dawg http://www.getshitter.com/

I've hardly used Twitter, so I'll probably only get two squares of paper. Better cut out the high fibre diet.

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

brb coding 'yourmomdefinitelywontbeondisting' app

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

In my case 'dis ting' is the entire internet, so wvs...

they do do doo doo sandwiches (snoball), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine who works in tech told me the thing about facebook increasingly being seen as "for old people" by the young and I kind of didn't believe it, but now I can totally see it becoming the AOL of tomorrow.

― i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, April 9, 2012 3:05 PM (2 minutes ago)

if somebody develops a useful alternative they could capitalize on this disaffection but there aren't any real competitors atm. I have some late teens/early 20s friends on FB from the local music scene, one posted that he was going back to myspace and everybody kind of laughed at him.

google couldn't pull off a viable vehicle and they were already in the catbird seat. if it does happen it will prolly come out of left field.

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

the buying of instagram was a great boon for graphic designers who work at tech news sites

swaghand (dayo), Monday, 9 April 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink


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