i feel a bit guilty that i don’t share texts with you recently. i write in the armenian stream but not here.
so let me tell you something which i did not write there because i have been written there the same in the other context.
i want to tell you why i feel reluctant to use instagram. years ago i wrote here (and if diaspora navigation would be better, here would be the link to that post) that i have many questions, in particular, is it ethical to post to instagram photos made with dslr or on film?
now i see that well that’s a standard behavior of many photographers. though there is an irony - photographers come to instagram because there is market - a lot of people, and a lot of people they know in person. on the other hand if i would be on instagram, i would follow the photographers, not the people i know. and if the stream would get bigger, i would not be able to follow everyone. i don’t even talk that i try to avoid saass, that’s okay, i would use it, it’s not the only saass i use after all.
but there’s another reason. the maintenance of instagram stream is too much of overhead for me. i find myself trying to avoid unnecessary overheads. to me updating funtoo is not an overhead. it’s a pleasure. as well as driving. if i would be rich i would not have a driver.
but putting photo to a phone ir order to upload to instagram, because instagram only allows to upload from it’s own software (i even don’t mention it’s proprietary, you see?), just the absence of the api to do so is a hustle. and i find myself saving movements. i feel humiliated by obeying those rules. every time i would do that i would feel humiliated.
i am trying to have less ovehread. i have jolla, so often when i have downloaded new track or an album, copying it to the phone takes seconds before getting out of home. i do scp that to the phone, and then while i take the backpack and get out, it’s already there.
but somehow instagram feels like unnecessary overhead i am just trying to keep me away from. #instagram #jolla #hosting