I re-joined Instagram recently (my cellphone broke and the new one I got was able to download apps and stuff) and have been enjoying posting little snapshots of the world and checking on friends' snaps too. The images above were taken with my trusty phone camera, which, I must admit, is somewhat easier to take on walks and outings than my 'proper' camera.
Do you hang out on Instagram? Please say hi if you do- my profile is here.
I have mixed feelings about the faster forms of social media (Pinterest, Twitter + Instagram, for example) vs. the 'older' (blogs, Flickr, mainly) because of old loyalties- I have been writing this blog for years and Flickr is really the only organised place I file my photos, but also because I feel the Pinterest and Instagram movements are about MORE stuff, MORE ideas, everything is faster and more plentiful.
I find myself looking through my Pinterest boards and not remembering any of the images I collected there. They seem to have less meaning and endurance. Like flicking through a lifestyle magazine in a rushed moment.
But one thing that does endure is the internet's ability to shift and develop and we are always finding new ways to connect with each other and express ourselves.