- CrackBerry Master
02-06-13, 10:36 AM #52
- 1,450 Posts
Let's not forget that big name apps are an important vote of confidence for the platform. A potential BB buyer may have no interest whatsoever in Instagram or Netflix, but having them on-board tells that person "hey, if Instagram is supporting BB10, maybe BlackBerry ISN'T going out of business and I can have some faith that my phone won't be unsupported in 6 months"
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-06-13, 10:44 AM #53
- 206 Posts
Same reason AOL, ICQ, MSN, Myspace are necessary - 'till they're not.
Personally I don't use it, but I know people who do, mostly sending pictures of what they had for dinner etc...NovaTel bag phone > Motorola flip phone > Kyocera slider > iPhone 3G > iPhone 4 > Z10
02-06-13, 02:59 PM #56
- 42 Posts
Having an Instagram client on blackberry is fundamental in order to attract back the younger generation who have abandoned blackberry for other devices like the iPhone and Android phones. It's like not having a facebook app on your phone.
Whilst there might be people here who do not see the need to Instagram bear in mind that you do not represent all consumers. There are many apps I could do without yet they are very important to someone else.
- 02-06-13, 03:22 PM #57
The smartphone buying public has made it a highly utilized app/service. I personally am not thrilled by the idea of the service and detest that instead of pictures showing up in Twitter I now see instagram web links, but many people use and it would be a barrier for many people hooked on the service to migrate over. You could say the exact same thing about Twitter and Facebook, and the response would be the same.
- 02-06-13, 03:50 PM #59
This is crazy. Back story, I thought social media was so stupid until Twitter. Twitter is the only one I use, and you can use it for everything. Twitter is like the newspaper, thats the best way to explain it. I find out all the news, events, from around the world instantly, it just makes life easier having all different feeds come into one "hub". Then you can use it at as a mini journal with coments or post pics of whats going on in your own life, if you want too, use it for everything. Thats just my ten cents, but Twitter is 9000 times more usefully then most social media or maybe better phrased a higher class of social media, again just my opinion. I actually have two accounts, one private one for just my friends, and a public one that I can coment and discuss things with the world. We have an the OG Instagram its called Twitter haha.
- 02-06-13, 03:55 PM #60
Re: Why is Instagram so necessary?
I belong to several forums for several different interests. On these forums I don't use my name nor do I divulge personal information. Because of this, I don't link to my FB nor to my Twitter.
Because these are forums where we share a common interest, we share photos. Example, on the golden retriever forum I share pictures of my golden retriever such as the one below.
On the border collie forum I share pictures of my border collie such as the one below.
Now, just like you might have absolutely no interest in my dogs, there are people who have absolutely no interest in phones other than just a thing to call someone on. Believe me, there are outside people like that. So why subject my Twitter friends d my FB friends with millions of pictures of border collies and golden retrievers when there are targeted groups who ARE interested in seeing a million pictures of my boys?
So...I maintain a distance from people to whom I don't want to give access to my social network sites but with whom I share interests. It is much more than simply filters, it serves as its own stand alone social network.
(and the pics were a blatant opportunistic showing off of my boys.....sue me.)
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- CrackBerry Addict
02-06-13, 05:00 PM #62
- 850 Posts
I don't use instagram, I barely even know what it is, so I may be misinformed on this, but can one not just log into instagram on the browser, and use it that way without any need for the app? Actually for a lot of things that have apps I prefer using the actual website, rather than the pared down version that an app usually offers
- 02-06-13, 05:46 PM #64
- CrackBerry Addict
02-06-13, 07:34 PM #66
- 860 Posts
- 02-06-13, 07:40 PM #67Primary Device: Moto X
Backup Device: Blackberry Z10
- 02-06-13, 08:00 PM #70
Not sure if this has been said in this forum yet...but I noticed today that the instagram.com website is updated...and if you access it via the Z10, it looks exactly like the app..it allows you to view photos people have posted that you follow and you can even comment on those photos from the website
- CrackBerry User
02-06-13, 08:28 PM #71
- 57 Posts
Why is instagram so necessary? It's quite simple really. It's all about increasing the customer base and sales.
Regardless of the merits (or lack thereof of instagram) and why so many people use it, the fact is millions of people DO use it, and use it often. It's like social network crack for teens and early 20 something's. These potential customers really won't consider switching to a new device unless that device has it as well. So if Blackberry wants to lure people from their iphones and androids, they need to have the apps people are using. And right now one of those apps is instagram.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-06-13, 09:39 PM #75
- 204 Posts
Some people like it and make a need for it, some think it's all just another stupid form of attention w***ing, and others are just meh. It's all a matter of taste and all should have equal space to express that opinion.
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