3 Simple Reasons I Like #Instagram
Someone recently asked me why I sometimes use Instagram to share photos instead of the built-in iPhone camera app + email. I mentioned that I like Instagram for the following three reasons:
- 1) It’s quick on the iPhone to just take a picture, add a filter and check off which people to send it to (or which social networks, blogs, etc. to add the picture to).
- 2) Instagram emphasizes filters, so you can add distinct visual “flavors” for the images (tones, colors, sepia, etc).
- 3) There’s a community of other Instagram users so you can see what pictures other people are taking and they can see and comment on yours.
Instagram is basically a simple social network ala Twitter, but specifically for mobile photos. Sometimes it’s easier, more enjoyable, or more effective to share a simple photo than to craft a 140-character message.