Updates to Pinterest & Instragram

November 15, 2012

“Huraaaah!” was the resounding response that rippled through my Twitter feed when, seemingly simultaneously, two of the biggest social media platforms both made some exciting new announcements last week.

Firstly, Instagram profiles are now accessible online. Obviously Instagram is a phone ap, but it’s great to be able to see everyone’s photos, profiles and bios on your computer too. Plus it’s a huge bonus when writing about your own instagram on your blog as you can now link directly to it without having to use a 3rd party website (statigr.am must be GUTTED!)

My only small complaint with Instagram these days is that I’m a little bored of all the filters. Can an updated set of filters be in the works please Mr. Instagram? Being an Andorid user I’m limited on decent editing aps as it is, so my only option really is to upload my photos to my computer, edit them in photoshop and then re-upload them – it’s a pain in the butt!

Do you think the online profiles will make any difference to how you use Instagram?

Secondly, Pinterest, the fastest growing social platform ever, finally announced secret boards last week… and stylists, designers and people who didn’t want their ideas nicked rejoiced! But what does this mean for the dreaded copyright debate? Do you think it makes it an even more contentious issue when you won’t even be able to see if people are pinning your images? Or, I presume, get much traffic back from the pins?

Is Pinterest opening another proverbial can of worms? I’d love to know your thoughts on this too.

What about the other social media platforms, do you think any of them are in need of some updates? Facebook, Google+, Twitter..?