When Instagram first came out, did everyone only upload stuff that they shot on their phones?
Was there then a transition period when people looked at photos on Instagram and said ‘That was never shot on a phone!’ I remember that I did.
And we were right, that panoramic shot of The Golden Gate Bridge was surely shot on a Mark IV super something-or-other dSLR camera.
Did people wonder whether it was ‘OK’ to upload dSLR photos or wonder whether that was breaking the rules. (What rules?) Or did they charge right in as soon as they realised they could import photos onto their phones?
I was one of those who wondered whether it was OK. But then I have always been one to try to stick to the rules, on the assumption that the rules are made for everyone’s benefit. (Haha).
And now, with Instagram having moved away from being a spontaneous sharing app, what does Facebook make of it?
Facebook (which owns Instagram, having bought it in 2012, in case you didn’t know) surely has thoughts about all of this because the direction Instagram takes dictates how much money Facebook can make out of it.