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

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Will you guys plz post your usernames so I can look at these pretty photos you're taking?

her hipster hair dude is making me pale ale (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:03 (eight years ago) link

But like seriously, this shit is so contrived. You can make the incredibly mundane look "so profound, dude" with these stupid filters.

her hipster hair dude is making me pale ale (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

add me 'bsdf'

minecraft on a milk sea (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:08 (eight years ago) link

How in the fuck. I was just going to start this thread.

trebaker. And is there any easy way to look at feeds through a browser on my computer and not on my mobile?

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:18 (eight years ago) link

http://instagram.heroku.com is the first web based client but it's not very user friendly

minecraft on a milk sea (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:48 (eight years ago) link

You have some interesting people following you.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:54 (eight years ago) link

But cool. That client was helpful enough.

http://instagram.heroku.com/users/786729

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:57 (eight years ago) link

is there an app that makes your photos look like they were taken with a rolleicord iv yet?

colby, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:09 (eight years ago) link

I wish there was an app that made your photos look like they were taken by someone who can't take photos

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

I put that Instagram thing on my phone but then realised it was this whole 'social network' thing and quickly lost interest.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:11 (eight years ago) link

You don't have to share or follow anyone.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:19 (eight years ago) link

You don't? Neato.

Sharing and following is lame imo :)

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:25 (eight years ago) link

I was using it as just another lens app before I realized that there was a whole nother thing behind it.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:27 (eight years ago) link

xp but then the only way to explore is to look at the Popular pix page which is pretty terrible imo

minecraft on a milk sea (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 22:29 (eight years ago) link

nine months pass...

i have an older ipod touch that doesn't have a camera. can instagram be used to apply filters to photos that are on your device but weren't taken with it?

markers, Friday, 11 November 2011 14:29 (seven years ago) link

I think so. There's a "Load from Library" option.

However, I don't know if the app they're using now will work on an older ipod.

pplains, Friday, 11 November 2011 14:33 (seven years ago) link

thanks dude!

markers, Friday, 11 November 2011 15:08 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

wait what does instagram 'do' that is worth one billion dollars

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:15 (seven years ago) link

it puts...a filter on a photo? and lots of people use it? and that is worth one billion dollars?

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:16 (seven years ago) link

its free in the app store no one tell zuck

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:20 (seven years ago) link

is facebook gonna monetize hipsters?

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:21 (seven years ago) link

hint: a lot (I don't know exactly how much) of the purchase price is in facebook stock, which is probably not actually worth as much as they say it is

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:22 (seven years ago) link

I am (surprise surprise) enbb and mostly post pictures of (surprise surprise) my dog.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:22 (seven years ago) link

the facebook stock is almost certainly going to be worth much more than its valued at atm when it goes public in a few months

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:24 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

Exactly my thoughts.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:25 (seven years ago) link

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

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:27 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

wasn't there another identical thing called hipstamatic?

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:31 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

yeah I guess it makes more sense in that context

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

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

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

ha guessing you all are not instagram users lol xp

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:32 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

xp joe otm

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) link

i mean that being said 1 billion dollars is hilarious

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:34 (seven years ago) link

i want a billion dollars

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:36 (seven years ago) link

have you considered making an 'app'

iatee, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:36 (seven years ago) link

brb making an app

lag∞n, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:36 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (seven years ago) link

won*

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (seven years ago) link

so they paid like 35 bucks per user

still smh

the late great, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:37 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

they paid $1 per photograph too

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:39 (seven years ago) link

lot of people who would have been big facebook users have definitely migrated over to instagram in the past year. getting a lot more facebooky content these days

||||||||, Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Instagram seems to be down.

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 3 September 2018 21:32 (one year ago) link

seems like there are some photos from people i follow that never show up on my timeline now. i even got an "x just posted for the first time in a while!" notification for a photo that was never on the timeline. i could only see it by going to that person's own instagram page. i've mostly noticed it for people who have private accounts.

circles, Saturday, 8 September 2018 02:39 (one year ago) link

I still don’t understand Instagram

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Saturday, 8 September 2018 03:38 (one year ago) link

It's a mobile phone application that allows users to gram instantly

JRN, Saturday, 8 September 2018 04:22 (one year ago) link

grammin’ and stealin’

calstars, Saturday, 8 September 2018 04:39 (one year ago) link

love instagram

flopson, Saturday, 8 September 2018 05:52 (one year ago) link

Since realising that I have a complete lack of visual memory / imagination (aphantasia) I've come to a very different understanding of how I use instagram - it IS my visual memory, basically. I look at my own pictures far more than I look at other people's. I also appreciate the simplicity of it.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 8 September 2018 07:00 (one year ago) link

It could be a personal thing, but I think Instagram has developed my visual sense. You start following some things you're really interested in: art galleries, asian and indian antiquities, exotic mediterranean holiday locations, pedigree cats, celebrity crushes etc - and after repeated attempts you start being able instinctively appreciate and critique the visual elements.

Luna Schlosser, Saturday, 8 September 2018 09:03 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

people who habitually check for your story but never like anything on your tl 🤔

||||||||, Sunday, 23 September 2018 12:00 (eleven months ago) link

extremely rude behaviour

||||||||, Sunday, 23 September 2018 12:02 (eleven months ago) link

I can't really get with the story thing. I had to get someone to show me how they even work a couple of months back (I would've asked my daughters but I don't think I could have dealt with the level of eye-rolling) and I've never posted one. Maybe it's a bit too ephemeral? Or I don't have a story. I just use IG as a semi-social photo archive. The bar is a bit lower than for images I'd post to Flickr and I rarely instantly post from my phone. Also, it's not a public account. I've probably been getting IG wrong for four years now.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 23 September 2018 13:59 (eleven months ago) link

i dont do stories but i watch a lot of stories of ppl i follow

there is a small trend with a few ppl i follow who turn screen grab of paragraphs of text from news articles/interviews into instagram stories and it needs to STOP
put it on insta proper! i can’t read the whole thing in that short amt of time.

it’s so stupid

also don’t put up landscape footage bcz it appears sideways, u dummies

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:12 (eleven months ago) link

you can pause the stories by pressing them; probably easier to read long text that way

||||||||, Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:22 (eleven months ago) link

omg thx

i didnt know that

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:32 (eleven months ago) link

i didn't know that either -- i just kept wondering how people could expect anyone to read that much text in like 15 seconds

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:53 (eleven months ago) link

right!?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:59 (eleven months ago) link

people who habitually check for your story but never like anything on your tl 🤔

I've got someone who doesn't follow me at all but is constantly watching my stories which is even weirder imo. They're actively checking out my profile every day. :/

Roz, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:04 (eleven months ago) link

I would normally consider it creepy behaviour but I know this person irl and it's mostly mystifying why they wouldn't just follow me if they're that interested.

Roz, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:08 (eleven months ago) link

I watch every story when i decide to watch stories

Trϵϵship, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:09 (eleven months ago) link

They all play in a row like youtube. A follower watching ur story everyday just means they are watching stories

Trϵϵship, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:09 (eleven months ago) link

Problem is the vast majority of stories are just like people walking their dog, or sharing some interesting looking garbage, or some badly lit shaking video of last night’s dinner

calstars, Monday, 24 September 2018 00:58 (eleven months ago) link

I started an instagram account to post short clips of myself playing guitar and singing. The only purpose of it is really to gradually get myself over my aversion to singing for people, which is a complicated childhood thing. I'm not playing any shows or recording anything so I have nothing to promote. It's kind of good for that -- I don't have to get a "perfect take" just a good-enough sounding 30 seconds of a song, and I can post it and get instant reassurance that I sound ok. I like using it also to see friends' music and visual art stuff.

That's about all I find it useful for, I find the visual diary aspect boring. In the iphone era everyone takes nice photos of food and picturesque city streets and hiking trails and stuff and it all becomes very samey.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 01:25 (eleven months ago) link

My instagram tried to be more eclectic—i use it to document my experience of the city, strange things i notice or stuff i find visually interesting. I love instagram.

Trϵϵship, Monday, 24 September 2018 01:33 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah I will sometimes throw in stuff like that, in part just so that my account's visual impression isn't just a wall of very similar images of me facing the camera with a guitar.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 01:36 (eleven months ago) link

Not saying my photos are good but i just think its fun

Trϵϵship, Monday, 24 September 2018 01:36 (eleven months ago) link

I’m barely in my photos

Trϵϵship, Monday, 24 September 2018 01:36 (eleven months ago) link

i'll follow u if you want to post or email me your handle

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 01:44 (eleven months ago) link

I’ll email u bc it’s my government name. I’ll follow you as well

Trϵϵship, Monday, 24 September 2018 02:00 (eleven months ago) link

I'm into posting memes, screen captures of Twitter tweets, album covers of the vinyl I'm currently listening to, screen captures of Facebook posts and my dog, sitting in the exact same position next to my desk as he has in all my insta posts.

Still can't get that protein shake endorsement deal though.

pplains, Monday, 24 September 2018 11:29 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

it is better than facebook

marcos, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:36 (ten months ago) link

and the clap is better than syphilis

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:41 (ten months ago) link

ha! for the time being I am appreciating having a place to share art & some photos and see friends’ art, crafts, & photos without all the other bullshit on fb. ig has its own weird culture though. still I find it less depressing than twitter, tumblr, or fb. tumblr is ghost town, what a sad decline

marcos, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 20:41 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

now the favored tool of Russian misinformation

https://www.wired.com/story/how-instagram-became-russian-iras-social-network/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 December 2018 21:16 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

In a world where people will drive blindfolded into oncoming traffic because of a film they saw this may not top the scale of stupidity. Still, why would anyone want to pay $165 for a creativity workshop by someone who had to pull out of a $500,000 book deal because she couldn't actually write the book? Spoiler: the workshop was a disaster.

http://www.pajiba.com/web_culture/the-case-of-caroline-calloway-and-her-creativity-workshop-tour.php

large bananas pregnant (ledge), Friday, 18 January 2019 09:42 (eight months ago) link

tyvm

sans lep (sic), Friday, 18 January 2019 10:15 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

what's up w/ accounts that somehow have 15k followers on a meager 40-50 posts of garbage, yet are neither celebrities nor obvious bots? are they just bots?

marcos, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:11 (six months ago) link

bots posting to bots

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:15 (six months ago) link

shitbots

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:15 (six months ago) link

They probably have been around forever and have purged a shit ton of shit posts

calstars, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:17 (six months ago) link

yes that too

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:18 (six months ago) link

An 11-year-old friend of my daughter's has racked up 1,300 followers on TikTok.

pplains, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:20 (six months ago) link

:/

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:30 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

A bunch of bots liked one of my posts for some reason. Usernames like kate___allen4568 and no profile pic

calstars, Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:56 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Meanwhile in Chernobyl: Instagram influencers flocking to the site of the disaster. pic.twitter.com/LnRukoLirQ

— Bruno Zupan (@komacore) June 9, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:46 (three months ago) link

that's fucking horrifying

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:23 (three months ago) link

Chinese ladies going Instagram crazy in the park. Whooooo!

calstars, Saturday, 22 June 2019 19:01 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

what content/meme accounts do y’all like

@puppycodes - not as hi-freq as it used to be but seriously GOAT curation, mix of animal memes and gross-horny

@codependantpapi - bit ‘edgy’ at times but sometimes fucking funny. super hi frequency so u have to be sparing with favs

@erowidexperiencevaults - stories are impeccably curated to give the ‘we live in end times’ vibe

flopson, Saturday, 27 July 2019 05:36 (one month ago) link

@cottagecheesythighs - a shadow of what it used to be but still reliable architecture lols

@bebopdiamonddave - abandoned David lee Roth account from ‘13 - primarily photos of him and Sammy in cabo on cinco de Mayo that year

calstars, Saturday, 27 July 2019 13:47 (one month ago) link

xp I mis-read that as 'code pedant API'.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 27 July 2019 13:50 (one month ago) link


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