In using Twitter feeds for information and Instagram for visual stimulus we are turning our backs on Facebook. Facebook is just the white pages now.
But with my recent Instagram fascination I noticed myself trying to get a digital photo, like it's my job. Is there a club yet for addicts? #instagramersanonymous #dot #com.
I can sit and watch other peoples lives, more than live my own. While finding the perfect filter is my biggest time waster, because when it's right it's right, I have learned to wait until everyone else is on their phones, so I don't look like a fool geekin out on #instafilters. Arguably, I still like Facebook; for posting more than one photo at a time, to share good music finds, post photos of my kid #babybook or to connect in the world wide web. That reminds me, have you tried Pinterest yet?
How do you use those silly hashtags anyway?
Go mountain girl on your Instagram photos:
If I had one Instagram wish:
I wish I could see my fellow instagramers hearted/liked photo albums.
Here are a few of my favorite Instagramers:
Try following some of these guys, it's really easy to follow and unfollow. Just click the little button 'unfollow' if you don't like what you are seeing.
Definition of a #Hashtag From Urban Dictionary:
Hashtag -noun. Spawned from the ever powerful Twitter Machine, this symbol (#) has become a new way to add a thought, or some up the thought of, a sentence, giving it more clarity, and often, more wit. Most commonly found in tweets, FB status, and comments.
And I'll leave you with some tips from my favorite photographer.
Lauren Ross, photographer extraordinare
Photo of Laura Enever by Lauren Ross
Things I am drawn to on Instagram: