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2017-12-29 09:36:57 AM  
And nothing of value would be lost
 
2017-12-29 09:56:54 AM  
[OUTRAGE] Photo sharing
 
2017-12-29 10:03:51 AM  
I like it for art.  I don't want to see baby or pet pictures, even of people I know.  I already know what they all look like.  I think it's great you traveled to Montreal.  I've been there too.
 
2017-12-29 10:05:13 AM  

LewDux: [OUTRAGE] Photo sharing


I think the outrage is more from all the Ad sharing from places you don't follow.
 
2017-12-29 10:10:08 AM  

downstairs: I like it for art.  I don't want to see baby or pet pictures, even of people I know.  I already know what they all look like.  I think it's great you traveled to Montreal.  I've been there too.


Ooh, edgy.
 
2017-12-29 10:13:39 AM  
Now if Twitter will ruin Twitter and Facebook ruin Facebook, instead of those two ruining us.
 
2017-12-29 10:24:08 AM  
At this point, this is the most appealing solution for dealing with social network companies (especially Twitter):

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2017-12-29 10:25:16 AM  

rummonkey: Now if Twitter will ruin Twitter and Facebook ruin Facebook, instead of those two ruining us.


Facebook is doing its best.

/ M. farkleburger: We've sold all their personal information, bombarded them with ads for sh*t they already own and turned them on each other for our own amusement....And they still won't leave! WTF do we have to do?
 
2017-12-29 10:30:28 AM  
Thanks Facebook.

Let me rephrase that: fark you Facebook.

I have an Instagram and it's 99% artsy photographs I create with the phone and the app that I share with people that care.

If I want Derp, I go to FOXNews, Facebook, and all the other places fully contaminated by crap.
 
2017-12-29 10:35:42 AM  
So people actually like, visit that site directly?  Like not just following a link of some forum to a specific picture but like going to the splash page and navigating around what ever it is the place looks like?

They're intentionally looking for more pictures of other people's meals?  I don't get it.
 
2017-12-29 10:53:29 AM  
They have to find more ways to get their product to their customers.

(Their product is you)
 
2017-12-29 11:07:34 AM  
Antisocial media
 
2017-12-29 11:31:26 AM  
I have Twitter and Instagram but I just use them to follow random celebs.
 
2017-12-29 11:54:13 AM  
Still not sure why anyone uses instagram - what exactly is it for?
 
2017-12-29 11:58:34 AM  
Follow the US Department of Interior. They post amazing landscape and nature shots all the time.

Which I may or may not utilize as phone wallpaper, from time to time
 
2017-12-29 12:05:48 PM  
I thought Instagram was for following sexy cosplayers. That's what I use it for at least...
 
2017-12-29 12:54:42 PM  
God, if only.
 
2017-12-29 12:59:44 PM  
I thought Instagram users had already ruined Instagram.
 
2017-12-29 01:35:12 PM  
The key to success I've found in Instagram is tailoring the experience to see things that only interest you truly enjoy like guitar builders, craft breweries and scantily clad attention whores with significant Daddy issues.
 
2017-12-29 01:40:40 PM  

Schlubbe: Follow the US Department of Interior. They post amazing landscape and nature shots all the time.

Which I may or may not utilize as phone wallpaper, from time to time


National geographic is also a good one. International space station (iss) and NASA too.

Who else do you guys follow for good contents (no food pics!)?
 
2017-12-29 01:43:08 PM  

edmo: Thanks Facebook.

Let me rephrase that: fark you Facebook.

I have an Instagram and it's 99% artsy photographs I create with the phone and the app that I share with people that care.

If I want Derp, I go to FOXNews, Facebook, and all the other places fully contaminated by crap.


**searches #edmo on Insta**
 
2017-12-29 02:29:53 PM  
You'd think FB would have learned after having driven off all their younger users with bullshiat like "Top Stories" and "Recommended For You".
 
2017-12-29 02:31:15 PM  

cefm: Still not sure why anyone uses instagram - what exactly is it for?


I do quirky photos from urban hikes. Get some positive feedback.
 
2017-12-29 02:57:28 PM  
Snapchat rolled that out two weeks ago.  So Instagram is playing catch-up.

And, even though, it's on a separate area, it's annoying as Hell.  I don't care what Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Danielle "Cash me ousside " Bregoli, or "Random dude who lives near me" are doing. Stop trying to get me to follow them.
 
2017-12-29 02:59:17 PM  
I really wonder about the click rate on 'recommended' people. I don't do social media of any sort, but on Amazon and eBay I have never clicked on any recommendation.

/Don't click on ads either, except when erratic page loading jumps an ad into the space I am trying to access.
 
2017-12-29 03:09:21 PM  
i think i noticed that 'feature' a couple times, and just figured i pressed a wrong button, and quickly course corrected... Wasn't a big deal.

If they don't over-do it, i don't mind.   Progress is only possible with change, and i ain't gonna experience change by looking at the same damn people over and over.   Its throwing in recommendations, and whatever AI algorithm they got going (i believe its at least partially based on image recognition, throwing a similar image at you to something you've liked in the past), is pretty decent.
 
2017-12-29 03:12:56 PM  

T.rex: i think i noticed that 'feature' a couple times, and just figured i pressed a wrong button, and quickly course corrected... Wasn't a big deal.

If they don't over-do it, i don't mind.   Progress is only possible with change, and i ain't gonna experience change by looking at the same damn people over and over.   Its throwing in recommendations, and whatever AI algorithm they got going (i believe its at least partially based on image recognition, throwing a similar image at you to something you've liked in the past), is pretty decent.


Yeah, but just because I liked my sister's picture of my nephew scoring a goal at a soccer game last summer doesn't mean i'll be interested in following the official stream of Manchester United or Paris-St-Étienne.
 
2017-12-29 03:29:54 PM  

Flab: T.rex: i think i noticed that 'feature' a couple times, and just figured i pressed a wrong button, and quickly course corrected... Wasn't a big deal.

If they don't over-do it, i don't mind.   Progress is only possible with change, and i ain't gonna experience change by looking at the same damn people over and over.   Its throwing in recommendations, and whatever AI algorithm they got going (i believe its at least partially based on image recognition, throwing a similar image at you to something you've liked in the past), is pretty decent.

Yeah, but just because I liked my sister's picture of my nephew scoring a goal at a soccer game last summer doesn't mean i'll be interested in following the official stream of Manchester United or Paris-St-Étienne.


Lol. Very true, absolutely right... i'm just saying, i found it interesting how they went about it.  I got some 'misses' from it, as well, for sure.
 
2017-12-29 03:31:30 PM  

Truncks1: I thought Instagram was for following sexy cosplayers. That's what I use it for at least...


Wait, there's other stuff on there too?
 
2017-12-29 03:59:17 PM  

Trocadero: Truncks1: I thought Instagram was for following sexy cosplayers. That's what I use it for at least...

Wait, there's other stuff on there too?


I always thought there might be and then I get distracted...

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2017-12-29 05:32:51 PM  
Before I moved away, I had a couple so-called friends who kept giving me amazingly bad advice about my writing and photography.

Instagram was one of the crappy ideas they kept repeating over and over again, explaining what Instagram was in great detail over and over and over again, no matter how many time I asked them to stop.

They explained to me what Photo Memes were, and how I would be really good at making them.
"Yeah - so how am I going to get paid for that?"
Then they would explain again how cool memes were, and how much people liked them.
"Yeah, I still know what they are. But how will I get paid for making them?"
Then they would explain that memes get shared, and it would increase my followers.
"Yeah - so how do I get paid for my work?"
Then they explained again how cool memes are, and that I would be good at making them.
"Oh - so your advice is that I don't deserve to get paid for my work?"
"Wow - look how angry you are all of the sudden! You have Split Personalities!"

The only thing worse than Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the people who think those are the best things ever, and try explaining to me what they are.
 
2017-12-29 06:37:24 PM  
What I follow on Instagram:

-cosplayers
-puppies
-Japanese Comedians
-panels of old comics (usually out of context)
-Danny Trejo

Anything else is just detritus.
 
2017-12-29 07:44:54 PM  
Good. The sooner these stupid social media sites go down, the better off we'll all be!
 
2017-12-29 07:59:43 PM  

natazha: I really wonder about the click rate on 'recommended' people. I don't do social media of any sort, but on Amazon and eBay I have never clicked on any recommendation.

/Don't click on ads either, except when erratic page loading jumps an ad into the space I am trying to access.


I quite enjoy clicking on random ads for things that I have absolutely no interest in.

Let's say that I click on a lawnmower ad, even if I don't have a yard.

I get to support the site that I'm viewing, cost the marketers some money, and get a kick out of watching the cross-marketing work as lawnmower ads suddenly start appearing on every site I visit.

Even better: the only thing worse than an empty database is one filled with misleading info.
 
2017-12-30 01:21:14 AM  

OhioUGrad: Good. The sooner these stupid social media sites go down, the better off we'll all be!


Whatever replaces them will be worse.
 
2017-12-30 01:30:25 AM  
Ah yes, Instagram, where i can miss a 30-minute-old post while it's showing me week-old posts instead... 
Chronological order seems impossible...
 
2017-12-30 01:33:48 AM  
I follow a few cosplayers. Better than porn in some respects.
 
2017-12-30 02:27:14 AM  

Krieghund: OhioUGrad: Good. The sooner these stupid social media sites go down, the better off we'll all be!

Whatever replaces them will be worse.


Maybe we'll experience a sort of renaissance and we'll go away from the stupid for a while. Typically we bounce back from the shallow end of the pool for a while after we've been in it.
 
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