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moridin
moridin
Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger infinitediaries.net
matpacker
matpacker

@moridin It was inevitable, I guess. Sad, I really like the photography community aspect on Instagram, time to move on.

nitinkhanna
nitinkhanna

@moridin read: Zuckerberg plans to kill WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger; youth already looking for next app.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@moridin @matpacker Apps are best when they adhere to the simplicity and purity of their initial function. Instagram was such a great place for interesting photos and that has been completely diluted.

ronguest
ronguest

@moridin I thought Flickr at first was great for sharing, community and they ruined it pursuing “growth”. IG sold out and the FB mentality consumed it. I fear there will never be a good photo platform that survives for long.

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matpacker
matpacker

@martinfeld @moridin also, the discovery aspect on Instragram is/was great too. So many photographers/photographs that I probably would never have seen any other way. Sadly, many of the photographers I closely follow on Instagram don't publish their images anywhere else...which is super shit, and the reason I haven't deleted my account there.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@matpacker @moridin Yes you’re sort of stuck having to follow them there! The thing that has always befuddled me is how inaccurate the ad targeting has been for my own feed. I often hear how people see lots of relevant products and services, yet I would always receive fashion and Samsung ads when I have zero interest in either of them.

matpacker
matpacker

@martinfeld I just had a quick look at the ads in my Instagram feed, it's surprisingly relevant to my likes...and not a single Samsung ad in sight

martinfeld
martinfeld

@matpacker Ha! Lucky you! Maybe I tapped one accidentally ages ago... who knows?!

moridin
moridin

@martinfeld Quite frankly, I absolutely hated the ads interrupting my feed. And the switch to a non-chronological one was a terrible decision too.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@moridin How could I forget that?! Chronology is so important.

klandwehr
klandwehr

@moridin The only one of these that I am dreading is Instagram, I actually like looking at Instagram and especially Instagram stories. I know rationally that Instagram is already a part of Facebook, but I have chose to ignore that fact, now I can’t