Instagram is awesome. Think about it – in 2010, no platform was specifically devoted to in-the-moment media and famously, showing you what I had for lunch.
People are grappling with the instantaneous nature of social media, posting something as soon as its happened. Instagram was wildly successful for promoting instantaneous moments and visually creative ventures. In that aspect, it succeeded where Facebook was trying to keep up. It’s incredible to think that we can share art with people in places across the globe. It’s a great tool for artists, but also a great tool for speculation. While I, myself, have tried to read into the ‘art’ that is social media, we can’t seem to justify why we can’t get enough of it. Trying to justify a mass following of 600 million people on one app is never going to be objective. From my perspective, let’s leave it be – post what you want to post, with what you want to achieve in mind.
Exhibit A: I share photos on Instagram to show you snapshots of my life as a part-time ‘blogger’, and I deleted my private account and started fresh to choose how to present myself in a more honest way.
Kudos to Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger for (literally) creating a $1 billion idea. I’m not going to lie – Instagram was ingenious, and helped me get a hold of what I really wanted to show the world.
Now, I leave you with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfhV_ezOxgA