Do we all agree that spring sucks this year? Those electric blue skies, humping brown birds, bursting daffodils and even blooming cherry blossoms – but the damn cold won’t quit! Spring, stop sleeping in and get up and go to work! What a lazy season.
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Some random but complimentary images from our #greenpointers Instagram hashtag. Send us all your Greenpoint photos to be featured on Sunday Snaps!
Christmas trees are so dramatic and vain. Cut me down and put all these lights and ornaments on me so everyone oohs and aahs when they see me! And your stupid cats want to get up all in me, but they can’t – what losers. Adorn me with all those fancy presents and make sure you water me four times per day. When you leave – turn the lights off or I might burn down your entire house. After all that, chip me and leave me for compost! But you can’t get rid of me, because I’m going to leave sharp needles all around your house that will cut your toes all summer. Merry Christmas!
Sometimes getting pissed off can do the trick, especially when millions of “users,” or the “products,” start bitching. As user/products, we know how much we were worth ($1 Billion!) when Instagram sold us all to Facebook, but we have rights and a voice. And we can use the very tools they give us to communicate our outrage. I love internet mutiny!
In a post titled: “Thank You. We Are Listening,” Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom promised to “modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos,” then went into specifics about the sale of photographs for advertising purposes stating that, “it is not our intention to sell your photos,” and most importantly:
Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.
Do you think that Instagram will keep their promise?
I love when three images randomly line up in either vertically or horizontally in a grid in an interesting way, which is what inspired this Sunday Snaps on our #greenpointers Instagram hashtag. First and last @caseyhedstrom, middle @hdnyc
Last Saturday, I joined the Instagram’s meet-up /walking tour of Greenpoint as a means to enjoy the last of the weekends of summer weather and to re-familiarize myself with developments along the waterfront. I’m fairly new to Instagram but not to photographing Greenpoint so I thought it would be a fun challenge to strictly take the best shots I could using the app on the old ‘hood. Continue reading
This past Saturday was Instawalk Greenpoint and readers tagged photos #greenpoint_walk. There are some great photos. Someone even fell into the East River!
Isn’t this shot great? Follow @emweine in Instagram
Please tag #BKgreenpointers on Instagram. When I checked our #greenpointers this morning, the number of photos doubled, but on closer inspection, a user seems to be copying #greenpointers onto ALL her photos and now our shared space is ruined with random vacation photos! I think we will survive.
In the meantime, enjoy this fun trio from user @11291989. I wonder if she was born in 1989? How in the hell did she get that cat head in there? There are tons of crazy apps you can download to add cats and even donuts to your photos! A few to try: CatWang, Cat Effects, Laser Cats! Enjoy!