Instagram .. Either you love it or you hate it..
I wonder how we will look back at it in a couple of years, will we regret the fact that they are in low quality and always in the same style (+/- 15 filters)? Or will we look at them as just simple snaps (which you should just admire for the 'moment' - as Henri Cartier Bresson would have said).
I hope at least that in the near future, the quality of the pictures will go up (as you can notice in the slide show, the quality is quite low). As I've started throwing around famous quotes; another one of my favorite is "The best camera is always the one that's with you". You cannot argue with that logic and it is very applicable to instagram's success.
The only thing that I have still not figured out, are the hashtags. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. From the early days as a member of Flickr (since 2004), I've been intrigued by the trending (or popular) pages where they show the photos that receive the most likes, comments, etc. Hashtags on the contrary, work completely different. It seems that some people follow certain trending topics and then like most pictures on that topic. All that obviously isn't important but if it gives you a little bit more coverage, it's a positive fact!
Obviously I'm on Instagram, you can follow me here.