Having dropped my WinFone, I finally purchased an iPhone. Yes, I gave up on the Windows Phone because I came to feel that Microsoft was not very interested in overcoming the huge deficiency when it comes to the shortage of Apps that run on their phone. I couldn’t play with so many cool social media applications because true Windows Apps didn’t exist. Finally as a Yelp Elite I can check into places and do other things that I could not do with the WinFone.
So on my first day I installed Instagram and started sharing pictures from my iPhone. It is brain-dead easy to take a picture, create a look by changing the tone and colors, add a lovely frame and post to my Instagram page. When I want to, I can also post to my Facebook and Twitter worlds at the same time.
Most of the setup is automatic, only requiring me to select a unique name (thus the g4nd4lfe handle), connect to the FB and Twitter accounts, and find some like-minded people to follow. I can view photos from all over the world and friend anyone who’s pictures I appreciate. And I can search my address book and Facebook friends for like accounts that I can follow.
I have also discovered Gramblr so that I can load pictures from my computer. It is a little extra work, but is doable. I have such a huge library that I like to dip into the past periodically. Instagram has a downside where you have to format every picture to a 550 X 550 format. That’s easy to do with new pictures, but much harder with existing pictures from your computer.
I’m looking forward to seeing more of my peeps on Instagram. Friend me there and I will reciprocate.