Gotta squeeze every last drop of “monetization” outta those profiles!

Reply to @dansup’s link to Instagram now forces people to sign in to view public profiles

@dansup Gotta squeeze every last drop of “monetization” outta those profiles!

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@dansup Seriously, though, I’ve been slowly moving away from Instagram all year. The more control FB exerts on it, the less it feels like a place I want to be.

I’m not at the point of deleting my account yet, but I’m not posting there anymore & I’m seriously considering dropping all the accounts I follow except for people I actually know, and paring down my archive.

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Expanded on K2R

Just noticed I have more followers on #Pixelfed (98) than on #instagram (66)! 😁 It’ll …

Just noticed I have more followers on (98) than on (66)! 😁 It’ll be a while before I catch up in number of photos, though…

I mostly post nature, architecture & landscape stuff there, and just randomly interesting stuff. You can follow Pixelfed accounts through Mastodon or Pleroma too. I’m at @KelsonV

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Boosting switchingsocial@mastodon.at: As you may have noticed from recent boosts, @pixelfed now has “remote follows”.In case …

As you may have noticed from recent boosts, @pixelfed now has “remote follows”.

In case you’re wondering what it is, #Pixelfed is a free open alternative to Instagram, designed for privacy-friendly photo sharing.

You can now follow Mastodon accounts from Pixelfed, and Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon.

Some good servers to sign up on:
https://pixelfed.de
https://pixelfed.social

Remote follows mean wherever you sign up, you can follow people from other servers 👍

#Instagram #Alternatives

If today’s Instagram Update was the last straw for you, consider Pixelfed as an alternative…

If today’s #InstagramUpdate was the last straw for you, consider Pixelfed as an alternative photo-sharing site. It’s open source, federated, supports filters/shares/etc. No ads, no tracking, and a TIMEline, not an algorithm-line. https://pixelfed.social/

On Twitter

Unlike #Instagram, #Pixelfed’s software powers multiple social photography sites that interact like email servers. You can even run your own server, like a self-hosted blog.

Wherever you set up, you can follow & comment across servers, & even other networks like @MastodonProject

On Twitter

There’s no app yet, but Pixelfed’s website works well on phones.

Pixelfed software news: https://mastodon.social/@pixelfed
Pixelfed.Social site news: https://mstdn.io/@pixelfed
Other Pixelfed sites: switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-instagram/

And I’m on Pixelfed at https://pixelfed.social/kelsonv

On Twitter

I installed Instagram on a Chromebook to see if I could.

I can.

Um, now what?

When I first used Instagram, I really wanted to be able to upload photos from my camera & type captions with a real keyboard. But it’s been built around uploading from phones since the beginning, and it just doesn’t lend itself to any other use case, even when you can get it to run on another form factor.

Plus phone photos are a lot better now, & it’s just as easy to transfer pics from the camera to the phone.

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@brion In the specific case of Instagram, the website doesn’t offer full functionality: you can browse & update your bio, but you can’t add new photos.

I haven’t tried any game apps yet, partly because I just got an underpowered one to use as a second laptop. (I figure if I get nice hardware, I want a real OS.) It’ll be interesting to use touch apps w/a trackpad…

But I’ve had success with utility apps for Dropbox, KeePass & a VPN.

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@brion I was surprised that the Android layer was thorough enough for a VPN app to work, but after looking around the Chrome app store a bit, I think Google decided it was better to leverage the more mature ecosystem than try to push something that never really took off.

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Finally, Instagram will allow you to download an archive of your account. We’ll have …

Finally, Instagram will allow you to download an archive of your account. We’ll have to wait to see how useful it is (ex: can you easily find the caption from a photo, or do you have to search a giant HTML file with everything in it?)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/11/17226186/instagram-download-data-facebook

On Photog.Social

Latest update to @MastodonProject aims at improvements for photography and art sharing. I’ve been getting frustrated with Instagram lately – maybe it’s time to step up my @kelsonv@photog.social persona.

Latest update to @MastodonProject aims at improvements for photography and art sharing. I’ve been getting frustrated with Instagram lately – maybe it’s time to step up my @kelsonv@photog.social persona.

https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/03/the-mastodon-spring-creators-release/

On Twitter

Forgot to link to my profile at photog.social: https://photog.social/@kelsonv

That’s where I share photos on Mastodon. I also have a general account on mastodon.social, which you can find a link to on that profile.

On Twitter

Added Speed Force’s Instagram (most of it)

I originally intended for the SpeedForceOrg Instagram account to represent the Speed Force blog, but 90% of it has ended up being me posting photos from comic cons. Another 5% is me posting something that’s halfway between my comics-fan persona and the blog’s editorial voice.

So I’ve imported it here using the same tool that I’m using for my personal Instagram. I pulled the copies of the handful of photos that belong to another member of the site.

At this point I’m not planning on importing the SpeedForceOrg Twitter account because it’s more of an editorial voice. Well, it is these days…maybe I should bring in some of the early stuff from when it was also my comics fan persona.