If you have been following me for some time now, particularly since April the 9th last year, you will know that I quit Facebook for Google+ indefinitely, and that I have also advocated for Twitter over Facebook. So when Facebook bought Instagram’s hard-earned community for a meager $1 billion, I quit Instagram as well.
But you had quit!
Yes, I had quit. I said that already, but if it is elaboration you are looking for, it is quite simple: I had certain re-defined aims in mind (see next sub-heading). And the solutions to problems that had cropped up were either easy or impossible.
The easy solutions include things like cat photographs (unfollow), overuse of filters (unfollow), plain terrible composition (unfollow) and generally unfollow. But there are some really talented photographers on Instagram as well, and I have decided to follow only those (read no courtesy follows).
Re-defining my outlook on photography
For a long time I had a very specific outlook on photography. While I have not deviated from it, I have recently come to re-define it, shifting the emphasis from certain elements to certain others. (The exactness of this statement ought to be the subject of another article.)
So why would somebody (like me) who believes in hardly any positive ideas about Facebook and the way it treats its users, and somebody who hates ads during product usage, like any sane human, go back to Instagram, and that too after its infamous new Terms of Service? Continue reading