It’s easy to judge the interest level of social sharing sites relative to those who are already using it. Starting over with a new service is boring if you are in the room all alone. It’s a reason why Facebook and Twitter has staying power.
But over time, seeing what your internet friends are doing is hijacked by marketers and companies trying to sell product. It becomes a constant stream of revenue driven posts that we grow tired of.
I have been very resistant to the idea of Instagram because of its mobile only limitation. The restriction to only sharing photos from your iPhone was a deal breaker and painfully frustrating to use. But more and more friends have migrated to that platform and has encouraged giving it a chance for a fair review.
I’m very late to this party but my first impression is pleasantly peaceful, calm and still having the pure feeling Facebook and Twitter once had. There are no inline ads and there is little marketing. It’s simply a stream of images with little text and without resharing or linking out. The content starts and ends with Instagram.
So here I am, launching the start of my Instagram account and a growing acceptance of the square format and funky auto filters. If you have one, share your Instagram link below.
Today’s Image – Before the Rain
Chasing storm clouds has never been my strong point. It can be infuriating at just how terrible I really am but on the rare occasion, I’ll find myself in a decent location at the right time.