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    riiiiiight, riiiiiiight...
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    Pretty much sums up what I don't like about Instagram and why I don't use it.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-self-delusion
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    There are many legalese options that could cover their butt without the language that seizes copyright. With corporations it usually boils down to what they can get away with, not what's fair or right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    Pretty much sums up what I don't like about Instagram and why I don't use it.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-self-delusion
    Wow! What a fantastic article. Goes way beyond stupid instagram and addresses the whole degradation of amateur photography. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkroom317 View Post
    Pretty much sums up what I don't like about Instagram and why I don't use it.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-self-delusion
    "...but really you are the servant of a computerised eye."

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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

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    With professional photographers struggling to make much money from their stock pictures, I find it hard to believe that Instagram could make anything from Instagram type oversaturated, filterered snapshots of nothingness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    I was out for eats and drinks at a local jazz place the other night and all around me folks are whipping out their smart phone, taking photos and doing whatever they do with 'em after that.

    Nobody gives this kind of activity a second thought these days...

    so why is it that every time I pull out a camera, I get at least one, usually several people standing around staring at me and asking dumb stuff like,

    "What kinda camera is that?"
    "can you still get film for that?"
    "how many mega pixels is that?"
    "Is that black and white?"

    and the one I really dislike....

    "Why would you use that?"

    Why can't people just leave me the F&%^$ alone and let me photograph stuff like all the iPhone wielding people?
    Brad, do you have something specifically against Apple and its iPhone, or don't you realize that the majority of "smart" phones sold are Android platform? Your complaint about the smart phone culture is well placed, but targetting specifically Apple without mentioning Samsung, et al, is simply unfair.

    And no, I don't own a smart phone myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe VanCleave View Post
    And no, I don't own a smart phone myself.
    Neither do I. I don't even own an averagely intelligent phone. My only phone is plugged into a socket on the wall.


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    Cynical, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe VanCleave View Post
    Brad, do you have something specifically against Apple and its iPhone, or don't you realize that the majority of "smart" phones sold are Android platform? Your complaint about the smart phone culture is well placed, but targetting specifically Apple without mentioning Samsung, et al, is simply unfair.

    And no, I don't own a smart phone myself.

    ~Joe
    I guess my complaint is not about any technology (regardless of market share) but rather, my complaint is about people and their behavior.

    and, no, I do not believe that the technology has necessarily caused the behaviour. In other words, I still believe that one can own and use a given technology without the technology displacing one's culture. I think it possible to own and use a smartphone without letting it get in the way of normal human face-to-face interaction. Unfortunately, possession of a smartphone, for many, separates them from their humanity. I see high school kids walking to school in a group...none of them are talkingt to one another nor even looking at each other...they're all staring down at the little smartphone..texting (maybe even texting each other), or doing whatever they do...same thing happened the other night at the jazz lounge...a bunch of adults all sitting together but, all intently interacting with the technology instead of with one another...



 

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