Instagram: To join or not to join?

9 Nov

The other night I went out to dinner with my friend Sydney and some of her friends I hadn’t met before. As we introduced each other and I mentioned I had a one-year-old, several people commented, “Oh, is that the baby I keep seeing on Sydney’s Instagram?”

Yes, my one-year-old is all over Instagram. Yet I am not.

I’ve held out for awhile now, mostly because I only recently got a smartphone. But I’m starting to cave to the temptation; the call of novelty beckons. Duty calls, too–as a communications professional I feel obligated to at least give a major social network a try. And Grandma (my mom) calls–she’s all about more baby pics in any medium.

Naturally, a silly, first-world problem such as this demands a silly, first-world solution. So… I Photoshopped a Venn diagram to analyze the pros and cons of joining Instagram.

Instagram Venn diagram{You can click the image to view a larger version.}

What say ye, readers? Stick with the status quo, or join my mom, my baby, and the rest of the world on Instagram? What experience have you had on Instagram? Do you constantly debate with yourself whether to stay on Facebook, etc.?

P.S. I’m also intrigued by the new network Ello and its manifesto about privacy, and got on the waiting list–anyone out there using that?

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3 Responses to “Instagram: To join or not to join?”

  1. Katie Sooy November 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    You don’t need Instagram!

  2. Stephanie Loudmouth November 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    You definitely need Instagram! 😉

  3. Little Gold Pixel (@littlegoldpixel) November 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Honestly prefer Instagram over Twitter and Facebook.

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