"Because as fun as it is to share iPhone photos conveniently on Instagram, that can’t be my only photography: I also need some photos that won’t look like shit when I look back on them in the future."
"We feel the need to ‘contribute’ constantly, so we end up taking hundreds of photos and sharing them on Instagram to fill the void and feel, just for a moment, that we’ve made an impression."
Why I hate Instagram
Some of this sounds a lot like the early rants against Twitter (see: ‘who cares what you had for breakfast?’) but he makes some reasonable arguments.
"the secret rooms or private spaces online where we can share, chit-chat and hang out with our friends are fading. The few safe havens that do exist are quickly being encroached upon or are next on the shopping list for a company like Google, Apple or Facebook. The few proposed alternatives are still in their infancy. (Diaspora? Hello. Hi. Still there? ) And it is clear that our personal data and online interactions are so valuable that they are powering the Web’s future."