I do apologise this is more of a rant than anything, but feel the need to air my view, so here goes….
There are a few other people of the same persuasion as me, but not enough and I have to ask is it just me that doesn’t get what the fuss surrounding Instagram is? Yesterday, one day after it’s android release it hit 1 million downloads! From what I’ve been told and from reading the description on Play Store you have the ability to add a variety of filters to images you have captured on your mobile, and then share them in a “simple” photo stream which friends or fellow users can view.
I’m sorry but I am clearly missing what is so great about this concept. If I want to edit a photo on my phone I can, via the built in image editor, which supports as many if not more effects, and if I really want people to see them I can share via Facebook, Twitter, G+ or whatever! This is just what I see as another unnecessary way to social network by picking up on the simple concept of photo sharing. I find this easy enough to do through my Twitter which is then linked to my Facebook, so why do I need a third party app to do the same?