5 Ways Instagram Has Made My Life Worse
Before you tell me that nobody is holding a gun to my head forcing me to use Instagram, I would like to point out that I don’t use it. This social media site has made my life worse despite my refusal to sign up. Here is how:
- I’m left to eat cold food because I have to wait for 20 pictures to be taken
- I get blinded by camera flashes at the gym because there are people who think treadmills look great with vintage effects
- There is documentation of my ability to trip over anything
- There’s a myriad of #annoying #statuses by #people who use #hashtags in #placestheywontwork
- I have to listen to angry photographers rant about how everyone thinks they are now a professional photographer
I thought technology was supposed to improve lives
Soooo true!!! I actually spent time dreading that I had to get Instagram because posting just plain photos onto FB meant that I was lacking creativity or generally being a spoilsport! No more. And if I have to look at one more picture of what someone ordered at a restaurant I may lose my mind!
Oh, those pictures are mostly sooo annoying. On the other hand, it used to be weather talks (and sometimes still are) if people had nothing better to talk about, now it’s pictures of anything mostly unimportant 😉 So technology is improving our lives only not in improving on quality, but on quantity of meaningless noise
In spite of my busy schedule, I’ve decided ta follow you, assuming you’re that bald-headed guy in the photo above. 😀
I look a lot more like a bald person with hair but thanks
Try my blog ‘A gaggle of giggles’ at http://blarneeblog.wordpress.com/. You don’t have to follow it, I hasten ta add. But if you do, I’ll begin ta like you. 😀
I find eating only plain rice and brown bread stops the inevitable hipster photographer from posting my usually magnificent meals online, though recently people have started to assume I’m Armish.
Haven’t joined the instanuts yet, but I’ll get there eventually 🙂
Oh no – now that you can take video on Instagram I hope you don’t starve.
Videos on instagram? That’s it, I’m eating before I go out to dinner
There should be a huge neon sign that pops out of the ‘snappers’ camera saying, “You are now being video recorded for prosterity”. At least, with a photo there is some sort of probablitity that some might come out half reasonable if you see the person pick up their camera (unless they capture your depressive, “OMG, guess I’m eating cold food again!” face.
I agree with you but I hate to say it, I use instagram. Now, I dont pull my phone out every time something happens to take a quick snap shot. But if there is something I would have normally taken a picture of, I will use instagram to add some effects.
This is so true! I am very guilty of taking pictures of my food 😦 And the hashtags are getting ridiculous when there are no words in a sentence that are one!
I’m with you on number 4!
Why do some people feel the need to use hashtags in places they don’t work; or worse yet, grossly misuse/overuse them?
completely agree with the #hashtagabuse #noteverymomentofyourlifeneedsahashtag. Although I do love me a good food porn photo.
Thanks for the like on my blog. I haven’t succombed to Instagram now. I do use hashtags on Pinterest and hope I’m not using them wrong 🙂 Can I ask? What IS the right way to use hashtags? Anyway, thanks again.
I joined cos Daughter hassled me – I want followers, she decried – and the second snap I posted was a photo of my lunch.
Gonna use it for those stupid things I see around, though not sure about all the filters…
Don’t use Instagram…..yet! 🙂