A how-to article on FStoppers today got me thinking…what if my beloved Instagram had been more true to it’s photography roots? What if, instead of just slamming video support into the experience, they’d brought photos to life in a more sophisticated way? What if they’d developed a way to bring a poor-man’s parallax to the photo purist community that so loved their app? Would it have made a difference in the size of their user base? Maybe not. Would it have made the experience and community more unique in the ever-blurring-social universe that is Twitter and Facebook and Vine and whatever other social content sharing flavor of the week the kids are downloading these days? Probaby.
I still like Instagram, But if this were the way things went down, I’d likely still be in love with it.