This is a short and probably pointless blog post. WELCOME! :)
There are only three online experiences, outside of gaming, that I’ve had where the sensation has been of participating in a whole new world.
The first was Flickr.
The second was Twitter.
And the third is Instagram.
For me all three offer:
- a sense of real community
- a feeling – in the beginning – of warmth and fun
- a feeling – in the beginning – of exploring what feels like a contained, boundaried but expansive world
Facebook has never felt like this. More like a well stocked fridge: functionally excellent, but colder.
Nor YouTube – more of a hit ‘n’ run destination for me than a place I stay and hang out, returning to frequently in a day.
That’s how good Instagram is to me!
I love being in Instagram. I love seeing moments in my day that suit that snippety, photo-snapping-ness of Instagram. I love the sense of being in a smaller network again. And the warmth that comes visually from the photos.
Seems like not only me: 5m users, 95m photos, 8 months, and only 4 people…
Instagram, thank you – I am in love with your world.