“While social networking is just a broadcast medium, but can give people to create an intimate space and thanksgiving.” This is the US science and technology correspondent Robinson Meyer’s article, he believes that the most scarce social quality, is “quiet”, and Instagram is the only product to do it.
Many times writers who are remembering “once the network.” They blog full of sad. They miss the days before Facebook appeared. They sip sigh of mourning these old things.
I have always admired the power of nostalgia. Let us cherish this power valuable ideas and stuff. But I cherish. Now is the beautiful summer, air volume Yunfu, love leafy branches. That day, I’m grateful to have Instagram.
A few years ago, one of my friends will Instagram and ITKING.ORG referred to as “the best social media,” and is not intended to ridicule. “It is the best.” He said, “is really the best.”
I am perplexed. Instagram is good, many of my friends play it, I feel like I can still see those foods and mountain views. But I always feel that it cannot give me anything, no Instagram above those strong aging, thoughtful and interesting articles, and not even all the pictures are very nice.
Instagram broke the rules and all the popular sites. It disables the hyperlinks, the only usable is the collection of pictures. It also does not allow to download photos, if you want to forward your friends’ photos, only to re-send the screen shot, but once you compress screenshots very sick. (Of course, you can use third-party plug-forwarding) and only allows the tag search image.
This is a stupid unique application. But it is simple enough. It just tells you: There are photos. This is my friend saw a strange bird photos. This is my friend and her brother to celebrate Eid al-Fitr photos. This is an acquaintance over my past life of the city flew photos.
For each picture I can only do two things, and then look at the last slide, or a point of praise. In fact, many times I just look after it slip past. Instagram is a place to see pictures or videos, what else it is not competent, do not need.
It is almost as simple a little quiet. In 1996, the famous Xerox PC lab, two researchers proposed the concept of “calm technology”.
“Calm technology allows people to easily walk convert the edge and center of attention.” They are so described. As they say, it calm office cubicle shutters can effortlessly unobtrusively keeping people focused attention when communicating. Recently I was listening to an MP3 player, not a smart phone music App, instead of moving the network, it is the most primitive offline playback of MP3 player. This technology is also very quiet. Vintage watches are also calm about technology.
Now social media can play any praise, except in addition to “calm.”
“Now everyone complaining about Internet applications together is described: these applications like ducks kept in the human body pecking my deep that it does..” Witty and insightful writers on the Internet a few years ago said so Clive Thompson ” Internet is now the entire business model is based on advertising, while advertising always try to occupy your every minute. ”
And you cannot fight it. Catherine Schultz ( “Why do we make mistakes,” the author) has been on the Twitter love-hate relationship, she had to use the Internet compared to parasites: “We rely on the host’s nervous system hijacking profit, be able to change the behavior of the host most want to look like a parasite. ”
Instagram is the case, it can change people’s habits. After I finished each send photos, they are unable to control themselves a few minutes back refresh and see there is no one to give me the thumbs up every photo.
But a lot of times I would not go back and brush. Sometimes I can just simply put out of the picture, and then on the matter. This is the other network applications cannot reach the realm. (If you’re like me to turn off all reminders are probably too) this time Instagram is actually from the center of my attention has been moved to the edge of the area.
Five years ago, called Path of the advent of network applications. Its form is probably between Facebook close friend, limiting each person’s friends can only 50. This application has a very good idea, just put your mind wander vaguely been simmering not straighten out the idea to finally do it the same. Finally, it got millions of venture capital.
Path but did not succeed, at least not fire up in the United States. In May, when it was acquired by a South Korean company. Path failure than success it intriguing. In fact it is impossible to succeed. Designer MillsBaker rightly said, a social network dedicated to a close friend is never successful. Social networking is highly pro-gaze because people can use it with as many people to speak, and “Efficiency is always intimate enemies.”
“True intimacy is never to be broadcasted. It is one to one, a transient.” Mills Baker said.
Instagram is also a form of broadcasting, but by its endless stream waterfalls, but to create an intimate atmosphere. Photo Stream is endless, endless possible to produce such a kind of friendly ignored. You can skip only circle of talent joke to skip some poke hurtful FIG. You can taste the chum in the picture hidden meaning, you can also enjoy the beautiful appearance of a stranger in the picture.
Another Instagram success, it is composed of image information. Compared to Facebook and Twitter, text messages, pictures, less formal and more relaxed atmosphere. Image seems clear, in fact, interpret them more diversity, it may be very different teenagers Instagram eyes and my eyes. I worry about things that did not happen on Instagram, it really belongs to me and my friends to the site.
Instagram is the only one I could leave at any time they can come back at any social network. I am grateful to three years is the only social network. Here, my friends say: look at it, you sure like this.
“This world is full of wonders, coming and going, again and again, maybe you’re lucky enough to see in which one or two, and then they disappear, can no longer reproduce your eyes.” Naturalist HelenMcDonald once said, “My mom always on cupboard many family portrait is placed, but there are also many other things photos with a long curved beak starling. one day a thick fog frost landscape. Thriving flowers are bent cherry tree. ”
He also wrote, “miraculous outpouring distant majestic tide of history, people fear, but let us also peace of mind. After all, the world is eternal, just blink Verge of our existence.”
Instagram is where my friends and I appreciate this miraculous world every day. I know it is full of emotion, because here filled with gratitude to the world – or affectation or cynical or sincere, are at least Thanksgiving. It gives me to see my friends who have seen the world. It makes my world has become much wider. It is not perfect, but I love it.