You can follow the author on Instagram at gfoppy. But don’t expect many posts, as I don’t take a lot of photos of my daily life.
For the longest time, I have always despised Instagram, thanks to some of my friends who have nothing better to do than to pepper my Twitter feed with endless photos filled with PARAGRAPHS of hashtags. And some of their photos aren’t even that great. Pick a maximum of one or two of your best photos to post each day, no more, or I am going to block/ban you from my feed. My friend Wei Meng is a perfect example of how to use Instagram correctly: one interesting, eye-catching, and well described photo is better than a clusterfuck of several dozen others.
I’ve started using Instagram this month because I finally understand the social connectivity of posting your photos there. Yes, Flickr also has had the same social function for years. But Instagram is easier to set up, and has Twitter-like hashtags for you to search for. And unlike Twitter, which DOES NOT keep an archive of your uploaded photos, Instagram stores all of your uploads forever in a nifty timeline map.
And then my shocking discovery that Instagram only allows for photos to be uploaded in Portrait format? Why? Wtf? It makes no sense for the App to dictate the dimensional ratio of your images. Not everything has to be square all the time. Also, for some reason Instagram refuses to allow you to signup for their up on your PC – you must use your phone, and you can only upload images from your phone (unless you use a workaround).
Garbage is still garbage, but sometimes, we have to bear with the stench.