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 (five years ago) Permalink

Exactly my thoughts.

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

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

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

yeah I guess it makes more sense in that context

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

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

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

ha guessing you all are not instagram users lol xp

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

xp joe otm

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

i mean that being said 1 billion dollars is hilarious

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

i want a billion dollars

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

have you considered making an 'app'

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

brb making an app

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

won*

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

so they paid like 35 bucks per user

still smh

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

they paid $1 per photograph too

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

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

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

and only $55 million per filter

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

er, Instagram not hipstamatic. (but them too)

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

collapps

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

a billion chinese, mark

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

hipstamatic's problem is that it's called hipstamatic

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

I dunno, everything has a stupid name these days

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

he was 100% serious too

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

that sounds kinda fun xp

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

challaps

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

well everyone pretty clearly looked the wrong way on groupon

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

sorry already sued you plz pay 1 billion dollars

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

Have never met him, btw.

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

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

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

three months pass...

Prisma is cheesy as hell but also sort of fascinating that one-touch artification took this long to arrive.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 18:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

i finally get instagram. it's so much less pressure than twitter and even facebook. there's very little talking! no need to craft a joke! you just look! and like! that's it! but i now am connecting with friends that i never connected with before on FB or tworter. yes tworter.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 19:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

I sure know a lot of people who like cats

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 19:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

Instagram suggestions are the worst - I follow one friend who's a local MMA fighter, so the suggestions are non-stop UFC and wrestling memes.
Then I guess I know some vegans because today it was all horrifying PETA ad stuff with people shooting animals for fur and dead lambs. WTF.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 20:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

someone told me they like instagram more than other social media bc no one can complain on instagram

Immediate Follower (NA), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 20:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

(that is not a challenge)

Immediate Follower (NA), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 20:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah there are no flame wars, no bullying, no LINKS it's amazing

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 October 2016 20:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

no people, all brands and bots

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 October 2016 03:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

well i just don't follow "influencers" job done

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 October 2016 06:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

i tried FaceApp after seeing all my friends do some crazy stuff w it on instagram. it's pretty wild. you have to pay to get a lot of the options, but you can still generate Smiling, Young, Old, Male, Female versions of faces. it's pretty spooky. lol i did the old one and i think it was too realistic looking it was scary lol.

it is pretty remarkable how well the algorithm does its job imo so far everything looks very seamless and it is supremely creepy to see an app photoshop a almost-perfect smile onto your face in 15 seconds. fun app if you like cyber divining.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 28 April 2017 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

when i ran the "old" filter on me i thought it was showing me a picture of my dad it had found somewhere on my phone. terrifying.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 28 April 2017 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

OTM i was going to say that!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 28 April 2017 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

fortune telling AI these days

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 28 April 2017 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Instagram Stories rules. like a tv channel run by your friends. the silly filters are awesome and easy to use. and very impressive! it can do motion tracking on any human face (ive not been able to get this to work on my cat, which i hope they are working on rn) including if you are watching tv. i used it on Twin Peaks

https://media.giphy.com/media/vCwoDprEtGl7W/giphy.gif

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I hate instagram stories because everyone that I loved to follow on snapchat switched over and uses instagram now. Mixed in with all the other people I follow on instagram who I have no desire to see their stories.

Jeff, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink


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