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Does anyone actually use it? (well, of course they do)

Following all the press these chaps have had in the last week, i decided to download it.
Close to 200 peeps in my phones contacts - and none of them use it when i do a search lol!

So, any of the AO gang use it?

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Never heard of it until Facebook bought it for a $1B

Lot of money to pay for something that's free...
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yes, free and with no in-app advertising either (for now).
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Yep - just looked at my account and I have 36 photos on there, the last of which was following the post arriving this morning:

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My favourite is from earlier this week though after I childishly amended a McLaren hat left on my desk
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Cheers Matt.

It's interesting, I've never thought to use a photo sharing service. I've done Facebook and left it behind, and still use twitter occasionally.

As I mentioned in my op, what surprised me is how popular this thing is supposed to be but not a single contact of mine was using it (compared im presuming to Facebook - im sure they're all on that lol)

I'm LeApeSportif :-D

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Thanks for the follows fellas'.

Yeah, I don't take too many photos and therefore don't upload new photos often, but I like to see other peoples photos, so I've found it good fun. Can't believe Facebook have bought it for £1billion! Wish I had invented the app...
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I downloaded it the other day after the facebook news but only put one photo up. Seems ok. Wee day out in troon with an Arty filler on it. Not sure I would use out regularly
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very nice buddy! I've not headed out anywhere scenic yet!
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they say that in order to get value out of that $1 billion, it will sonn be taking adverts. I reckon hipstamatic is a better photo app, cos it is more versatile, but what do i know, no ones ever sold any company i started for $1billion, or $1million, or $1!
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they say that in order to get value out of that $1 billion, it will sonn be taking adverts. I reckon hipstamatic is a better photo app, cos it is more versatile, but what do i know, no ones ever sold any company i started for $1billion, or $1million, or $1!
Aww gasp, not adverts.
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Right everyone! Post your hipstamatic user names when you've downloaded lol!
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I've had a look and found that those of us on the dark side don't have hipstamatic

However, I decided to download camera zoom fx. It's a camera replacement app, that doesn't do sharing like the others.
It does however do vignettes and tilt/shift which instagram doesn't do on android. Also has time lapse video (which I've not tried yet).
You can still access the pics via instagram to upload.

Decent results..
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I much prefer the unpredictibility of Hipstamatic personally. I think the problem is that it's only a matter of time since this whole filtered photo thing is just a bit passe, and then will quietly die.

Problem with so many of these 'awesome new social ideas' is that as you note, they need other people to make them worthwhile. Whilst some people will always get on board with new ideas, the vast majority will always just use Facebook. Eejuts.
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Filtered photos aren't really new... Don't really see the big draw of Instagram. Not saying it doesn't do a decent job but until phones reach a higher quality (not just high number of pixels) then I'll stick to using a dedicated camera... They have limited appeal when nothing else is available but beyond that, I just don't see the point.
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It's just a bit of fun. I'm sure Facebook will ruin it eventually, but for now it's alright.
Post your user name if you do.
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