Nashy, on 17 December 2012 - 11:41, said:
Awesome. Another app to make douchebags think they are awesome photographers.
BajiRav, on 18 December 2012 - 18:39, said:
I never understood why Instagram made it big:/ I tried it when it first came out and stopped using after first photo when I realized that it's...it's stupid!
Not to direct this at anyone specifically, but I hear this a lot and to me it always makes someone sound like a pretentious douchebag. Being an early user of Instagram that doesn't really use it at all anymore, I still know a large number of people who do still use it, and 99% of them have absolutely zero interest in acting like they are instantly professional photographers. I can think of maybe one person I'd apply that label to, the rest just like having an app to share pictures with their friends and maybe toss a filter on the shot to spice it up. Lot's of people use no filters at all. I'm not sure where all the hates comes from. You wouldn't think a simple photo stream app would upset as many people as it does.
As for Nokia, Nokia doesn't need any exclusives. Nokia is in failure mode, and there's no saving them. Even with exclusives with Microsoft, they are still losing market share and their phones are plagued by numerous issues. Manufacturer exclusives are silly and only hurt the OS brand.