I remember our first computer. It was white, all white. The keyboard, mouse, CRT Monitor and tower unit. I don’t mean the sleek minimalist ‘Apple Corp white’, but an ugly ‘off white’. The dial up speeds seemed rapid at the time but now it is as if the thing was powered by steam. You are probably experiencing lightening fast broadband right now. Unless you’re using 3G of course…
It is because of these massive internet pipes that we use the internet more and more. In fact, it would seem that we don’t have an ‘Internet’ anymore, we have a ‘Google‘. A family member said the other day,
“I’ve been on Google and I’ve found what you were looking for….”
We’re now missing out the internet and just ‘Googling’ things. Such is the power of a brand and a tool and simply…works.
Whichever social network you sign up to, there is always a facility to share photos. A family holiday on Facebook or your favourite freshly served coffee on Twitter. With the recent extension of Instagram more of us can share our photographic memories with effects and frames that would take years of experience to recreate on an old SLR. Instagram is now open to both iOS & Android users and after a $1bn shopping trip, Mark Zuckerberg will give Instagram a more prominent position in our ever more connected world. Here’s to hoping that they won’t pull it apart or integrate it into the Facebook app – the Instagram app is great.
So with the Android version having 1st page status on my Desire HD, capturing and sharing moments in our lives is so easy and surprisingly, enjoyable.
In a sense, as we had “Google it”, we now have “Instagram it”
It is the experience of capturing a moment, personalising it and sharing that makes Instagram work. The connections we make with like minded people opens up our world.
I find myself wanting to share more photos, to join in with this creative community, and in doing so I am taking more photos. Taking a snapshot of a great memory might only happen on occasions, maybe once a month there is a stunning sunset or the perfect smile from a loved one.
I would suggest that these ‘Instagramable’ moments happen all the time. Right through your day there are moments that deserve your attention and more than a fleeting memory. I believe that life is so rich and colourful jet we often miss it. But in the search of an Instagram experience, or however you capture your photos, we live with our hearts open, receptive to things, events and most importantly…people.
Let us continue to create better memories that are precious to us and in finding these treasured moments throughout our lives, share them with humanity. Afterall, it is our life and our light that lifts and comforts others.
Have you had a ‘Instagram it’ moment recently? Did you let it pass by or capture and share it?
Share your thoughts…
It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.
Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.
Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?