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In praise of Instagram


I love Instagram! I’ve been spending an awful lot of time on it, it’s replaced facebook as my no 1 time wasting tool while feeding Milo. I love that it’s immediate and that the photos aren’t too thought through or professional. I mean some people post their slr-taken, edited blog pictures, but I don’t really approve. I like it being mobile phone snaps with simple filters, I like that it’s properly separate from people’s blogs, it gives you something and doesn’t just try to drive traffic elsewhere. I really hope they don’t make it easier to share others’ pictures and will continue not to allow hyperlinks in the comments in future, or it’ll just become another ‘promote yourself’ type place. It feels a bit like what blogs used to be like, a random window into someone’s world. I’ve not been on it for long, but I do feel like I’ve made friends on it quickly, in a way I don’t feel with new blogs I’m starting to follow.

Anyway, given everything I said about keeping it and the blog separate, I’ll not make a regular feature of these roundup posts, but I just wanted to say I’d love to have more contacts, so please come find me and let me know who you are, or give me recommendations!

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  • Rhianne 16 May 2013, 8:07 am

    I love it for all these reasons too
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  • Biba 16 May 2013, 12:57 pm

    Yellow shoes, yay! Fabulous 🙂
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  • Carina 16 May 2013, 6:45 pm

    Oooh die Fotos von eurem Kleinen sind sooo goldig! <3
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  • Bella Q, The Citizen Rosebud 19 May 2013, 12:15 am

    I too love it Franca- and for the reasons you’ve listed. I am bored by our fblogger’s culture of constant promotion- and enjoy just the fresh off the cuff glimpse that can be shown on instagram. There’s so much out there that makes our world richer and wider- I’m becoming less and less enchanted with the cross promotion side of social media, and just enjoying slices of life for the sheer show of it.
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  • Miki 22 May 2013, 1:38 am

    I’ll definitely add you! I didn’t want to open an account there but I did anyway, and now I’m totally addicted to it, haha.
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