as you may well know, i hate instagram. to put it a but more fairly to the application, i hate the people that use instagram. why? ok, fine. here's why.
so instagram is a program that installs to your phone. you take a picture and then you have the option to apply a number of filters to change the way your picture looks.
this is something that a multitude of other apps do equally as well and in some instances better. i can't speak for the iOS but for Android, Pixlr-O-Matic has a much more satisfying end result and many more options than instagram. Retro Camera, Little Camera, Camera Zoom FX, Vignette and many more all function much the same. instagrams ability to make your pictures look like shitty pictures from the 70's is nothing special at all. There are limited filters and limited frames. in its case, a picture is certainly not worth a billion dollars.
so what sets it apart? if the pictures aren't any better or worse than every other app on the market, why does the world dote on this app? answer. social status. instagram has a social networking platform built in. you set up a profile and people can easily follow your stream of pictures. they can comment and like them to their hearts content. as facebook and twitter have taught us, we love to have a large number of people concerned with what we are doing all of the time. instagram adds another outlet that helps that follower count inflate our own egos. so yeah, i get that. i understand that instagram has made its self worth more to a user than the other photo apps by using social networking. its a valuable platform. maybe the picture isnt worth a billion, but the network is.
here is why i hate the users. so you are happy you had a good meal. great. let me promise you this.... NO ONE CARES! even more so, NO ONE WANTS TO SEE IT!! so you love your pet, NO ONE COULD GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN!!! YOUR PBR LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE ELSES!! even further... MAKING CELL PHONE PHOTOS OF THESE THINGS LOOK LIKE THEY WERE TAKEN 40 YEARS AGO DOES NOT MAKE THEM MORE INTERESTING!!!!
have you ever purchased an CD and popped it in and made the comment that it sounds "over produced"? yeah, thats what you are doing with probably 99% of your stupid instagram pictures. nearly every single picture is see posted on twitter via instagram is using a filter that is absolutely pointless. chill the fuck out. if i put bbq sauce on everything i ate, i would never feel like bbq was a special treat or proper accent on my meat.
last. as i mentioned, the one thing that sets instagram apart is that it uses its own social networking platform. if every picture you take on instagram is posted to twitter and facebook you have totally voided the special feature of instagram. just post your fucking picture to twitter and call it a day. you dont need to post it to like 3465434645 places. and think about it.... do you really have instagram followers that dont follow you elsewhere?
chill the fuck out with the filters. chill the fuck out with the cross platform posting. chill the fuck out with the instagram