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

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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

Preparing for the eventual "I'm a paid Flickr user - now and forever" YouTube supercut.

(I'm a paid Flickr user - now and forever!)

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

idk i'm pretty lazy about engaging with rights agreements & being concerned about copyright when it's entering the realm of the theoretical but this seems so cynical & dubious to me. like it already sounds like the kind of thing you can hear some shamefaced ceo retracting in a couple of weeks because it sounds like the kind of thing to trigger the righteous, petition-circulating libertarian tendencies of internet users. it isn't a million miles away from the thing about amoeba digitising other artists' records & selling them for profit - the idea that you host your photos somewhere & then that some hotel licenses one of them & a corporation makes fifty five cents on it seems super gross & depressing to me.

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah now that Ithink about it I wonder if they could do some sort of revenue sharing model? like 30/70 splits between instagram/the user? idk

乒乓, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

spotify for pictures

iatee, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

ppl seem to think that a mass majority of instagram users/young people wouldn't die of happiness if one of their photos was used in an ad regardless of compensation fundamentally misunderstands the entire generation

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

let me rephrase:

ppl seem to think that a mass majority of instagram users/young people wouldn't die of happiness if one of their photos was used in an ad regardless of compensation and that fundamentally misunderstands the entire generation

salute me or crut me (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think that's true, it's really easy to get people upset about stuff. like if it were a one time thing or something whatever, but if pepsi is running billion dollar ad campaigns and using instagram pics on a regular basis, you think that info is not gonna set anyone off? see: amanda palmer thing

iatee, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah maybe they would be happy for a day or a week but once all their friends ask them how rich they are getting (cos everything in the media makes people rich) they'd probably have second thoughts about it.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

this isnt going to be used for million dollar ad campaigns anyway, theyre not going to use jordans pic for pepsi, theyre going to use jordans pic to sell like 8 of his friends something theyve been microtargeted on

max, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

i sorta feel you, it becomes prestige-y, like some strange colour in the ebay-user star spectrum, but i feel like there's a difference between seeing your holiday photo blown up & nicely accessorised on the page, & just knowing that your photo (/maybe even you!) is being used on a car company's website or in hotel literature for somewhere you don't give a shit about. this just feels so textbook-reason-for-an-indignant-reception, at least if there's a visible faction calling facebook out on it & presenting it as cheap theft, which there is.

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

additional complications to the mixtape economy

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think the amanda-palmer-reaction is still gonna hold.

xp

iatee, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I thought s1ocki's cat pictures were already a viral campaign for his film features

mh, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

my impression is that there were still way more ppl excited to play on stage w/ amanda palmer than there were ppl who were mad abt it. and anyway there are a lot more amateur photographers whose instagrams are good enough to sell products to their friends than good-enough amateur musicians to play onstage at a ticketed gig

max, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

If this was Soundcloud saying they were going to give samples of your music to agencies for commercial jingles without compensation, there'd be petitions to whitehouse.gov made on the hour.

pplains, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Im totally gonna chug this pepsi because I was attracted by mh's picture of his cat w/ a pepsi logo put on top of it

乒乓, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink


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