Social Aggregation via Images

I’ve never really found a need for me to use Instagram because I’ve been using Flickr for quite a few years. If I want people to know about a particular image I just tweet it. Last night Instagram did something really fascinating—it streamed and aggregated photos from the Grammy’s. There’s something about an event where people can shoot images at the same time from slightly different angeles and locations to give a much fuller 360 perspective. It’s only a matter of time before this type of social aggregation becomes common. Taking this one step further I came across a post from Russel Davies talking about his experiment with a second screen in which he talks about tweets streaming in while he’s watching television. Those tweets could easily be swapped for images.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin